This book is no dry academic tome. The thirty-five chapters are each written in a very readable style by different people, some very distinguished academics with specialist knowledge of Leitrim, but many chapters written by local Leitrim people with unsurpassable local knowledge of our county.
Typical of these latter chapters is Tommy Moran’s chapter on all aspects of sport in Leitrim since 1800. Others include Ballinamore man, John Logan who writes on ‘Leitrim and the 1914-18 war’, Mohill man, Pat McGarty on ‘Leitrim Politics and Society, 1916-22’, Fr Liam Kelly on Sean MacDiarmada and James Wrynn on Jimmy Gralton.
Máire Doyle, now sadly deceased, writes on John McGahern and Ruth McManus on the future of land use in Leitrim. Chapters devoted to earlier periods of Leitrim history include plantations in Leitrim, the impact of the Spanish Armada, The Great Famine, sweat houses and medieval churches.