THE HEDGE SCHOOL.
There never was a more unfounded calumny, than that
which would impute to the Irish peasantry an indifference
to education. I may, on the contrary, fearlessly
assert that the l...
William Carleton was a storyteller first and last. Unlike other Irish literary nationalists of the nineteenth century, he did not look for his true subject in the distant past--in nostalgia or in the ...