In The Ould Ago, meaning a long time ago, is a book of Illustrated Irish Folklore book by Johnny McKeagney. It comprises of 200 intricately hand-drawn illustrated pages of Irish traditions, crafts, history, countryside, farming ways, wildlife, myths and customs all sewn together in a case-bound hardback A3 size cover.
A self-taught historian and artist, his prefaces are written by some heavy-hitting academics and historians. For forty years Johnny collected folklore by pen and tape recorder. He details stories and events then sketches all the salient points with a fine nib so that readers of any age can easily visualize the topics.
In The Ould Ago has been selected to be displayed in top North American university libraries including Harvard, Notre Dame, Library of Congress in Washington, UCLA, Boston College and New York Public Libraries.
In The Ould Ago (ISBN 978-0-9566976-0-8) can be purchased through this websitesecurely using PayPal and will be packaged carefully and posted directly to you anywhere in the world.
We regretfully inform you Johnny McKeagney passed away peacefully on the 1st of December 2010. Seeing 40 years of collecting and sketching published in In The Ould Ago gave him tremendous happiness. May God rest his soul.