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The Connemara Bus "A Journey Through The Past In Ireland"

Webb, Ann Milholland

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ISBN 10: 1585970107 / ISBN 13: 9781585970100
Published by Leathers Publishing, Leawood, KS, 2000
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Book has a very small bump on the front cover bottom edge, and light rubbing to the rear cover. Signed by the author on the half-title page, "Ann Milholland Webb, who found her way home.at last!". Also signed by Hugh Ryan, "The Bus Driver". First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # PC 33-7

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Title: The Connemara Bus "A Journey Through The ...

Publisher: Leathers Publishing, Leawood, KS

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This is a tale of the author's discovery of Ireland and her heritage, and goes on to tell the history of her ancestors through diaries and interviews with friends and neighbors. Also the history of the Connemara Bus, run in the Ferguson family for generations.

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Hugh's grandfather, Andrew Ferguson, owned and operated the original Connemara Bus, which began its run in 1932. Connemara refers to a region on the western coast of Ireland. Andrew transported rural women in this area to market in Galway and literally put them in touch with a world beyond their own small, isolated farms. His bus was known as "Bus Na mBhan: in Irish - "Bus of the Women" in English.

As a small lad, Hugh Ryan worked as a conductor on his grandfather's bus. In 1995, Hugh recreated Andrew's Connemara Bus route for tourists. Today as he drives through the countryside, he shares his memories and other touching stories about his grandfather.

Ann Webb was still reeling from becoming a widow when she traveled to Ireland, hoping that researching her genealogy would serve as a much-needed diversion. In the process of grieving for her husband, she discovered that she had not yet come to terms with the death of her father.

The Connemara Bus trip provided her the solace she had been seeking. She also found the strength to seek the remainder of her destiny while walking through fields of wildflowers, filling her lungs with the smell of burning turf swirling from nearby cottage chimneys. She listened and heard, then felt the tremors of her Irish heartbeats. The Connemara Bus tour touched her soul like the gentle brush of an angel's wing. She knew she had truly come home.

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