New from ORMEAU BOOKS, spring 2015: CLIMBING SLEMISH, by DENNIS KENNEDY. Originally published as Climbing Slemish: An Ulster Memoir by Trafford Publishing in 2006, this revised edition includes family trees and photographs.
Climbing Slemish is a humorous and at times tragic account of four inter-connected Ulster families over more than a century. The book was originally intended to be a novel, a portrait of a small and often misunderstood minority in Ireland, the deeply religious, evangelical Protestant working class in rural and urban Ulster, generally unionist in outlook, but eschewing involvement in politics. Exploring the impact of economic, social and political factors and of fundamental Protestantism on these families, it can be read as novel or memoir,