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Brian Friel

A modern classic and a profound political and philosophical insight into the individual lives of a small Irish-speaking community living in the townland of Baile Beag in County Donegal.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571117420
Date Published
27.04.1981
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Summary

The action takes place in late August 1833 at a hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag, an Irish-speaking community in County Donegal. In a nearby field camps a recently arrived detachment of the Royal Engineers, making the first Ordnance Survey. For the purposes of cartography, the local Gaelic place names have to be recorded and rendered into English.

In examining the effects of this operation on the lives of a small group, Brian Friel skilfully reveals the far-reaching personal and cultural effects of an action which is at first sight purely administrative.

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Brian Friel was born in County Tyrone in 1929. He died in County Donegal on 2 October 2015.

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