It is pleasing to be able to say that demand has led to the necessity to produce a second edition of this book long before anticipated. To all the people who have purchased it I say a sincere thank you and hope you got some pleasure out of it. I appreciate it lacked an index which I am aware has been a source of inconvenience, to those of you engaging in research in particular. This new edition contains a comprehensive index, and for the benefit of original purchasers, an index is now available here and may be accessed free/downloaded/printed off &c. Regrettably increased costs, in particular hefty increases in the price of package postage, has made price increases unavoidable. Thank you again for your support
After five sold out print runs since 2015, we collected the first print run of the second edition from the printers in January 2021. If you have been waiting to get your order in, many thanks for your patience!
"Ballycroy and Beyond" is the self-published work of Patrick Mullarkey, a native of Claggan, Ballycroy. This 600 page book is a must read book for anyone with connections to Ballycroy, or an interest in the rich history of Ballycroy, Achill, Erris and Tieranaur.
"Ballycroy and Beyond" is available to buy. For direct payment and shipping options (eg revolut), please contact the author.
If you wish to have your copy signed or to have a dedication included please include details.
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“Ballycroy and Beyond will have a huge impact on the people who populate the North-West corner of Mayo. It is a treasure trove of social history for those with an interest in the happenings of Ballycroy, Erris, Achill and Mulranny.” (full article)
(author and widow of John, descendent of the original landlords and developers of the Rock House and Home Farm)
“Paddy Mullarkey has produced a fascinating book which captures the essence of Ballycroy and Co. Mayo in the 19th century - all much loved by several generations of the Clive family.”
Paddy was interviewed on Tommy Marren's show on Midwest Radio 96.1FM on 11 Sept 2015. Listen here:
We had a fantastically well supported launch event in the National Park Visitor Centre. A huge thanks to all who attended and helped to make the occasion such a success.
Here some of images from the night: (Courtesy TullyLens)
And the speeches...
We did not anticipate the level of interest and support, so sincere apologies to all who were unable to get a copy of the book on the night. See here for current availability.
Special thanks to Pat Gallagher for sharing his inspiring thoughts and insights regarding the book.
The Launch Event received some very generous comments in the Western People
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