Valerie O'Sullivan. They say in Kerry that being born in Kerry is the greatest gift that God can bestow on any man, that when you belong to Kerry you know you have a head start on the other fellow."" - John B. Keane. I am of Kerry explores the diversity and richness of a people who live or were born in The Kingdom. The unequivocal intrigue and attraction of this place is immortal. It is sometimes thought that Kerry people are moulded by the physical strains of mountains and angry seascapes, and that this wild, untamed structure intensifies their vision and inspiration. Such wilderness-inspired creativity is to be found in verse, art, pottery, prayer, stories, song and photography. Valerie O'Sullivan's highly individual portraits of her chosen subjects captures them in full flow, featuring atmospheric photographs, a short biography and their own personal reflection, poem, personal thoughts - at once heart rending and humorous. Subjects include: Paid S, Pauline Bewick, Fr Pat Aherne, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, John Moriarty, Raymonde Hilliard, Liam Maonla, and Brendan Kennelly. Valerie O'Sullivan is a photographer based in Killarney.
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To be born in Kerry is an accident of birth over which one has no control. To then decide to live in the county is a conscious decision that makes a person a Kingdomite.
The rest of those born here, but who settle elsewhere are spiritual Kerry persons, whether their home is Dublin, Detroit or Dubai. They hold the Kingdom dear in the memory. They rally to the cause of Kerry at football or other events. They join Kerry organisations and they visit their Mecca, not once, but many times.
The third group consists of Kerry persons by adoption. That status is conferred on those who born elsewhere, but who become ensnared by Kerry and all it means. They transfer residence to any place west of a line drawn between Fealesbridge and Kilmakilloge. They are our citizens just as much as if they were born here. They bring new genes to the Kingdom's genetic pool. And their offspring are proud to be of Kerry.
All three strands of Kerry people should each day chant the mantra 'A day out of Kerry is a day wasted.' - Padraig KennellyAbout the Author:
Valerie O'Sullivan is a photographer based in Killarney. She began her career with The Kingdom newspaper and the Killarney Advertiser and later worked with Examiner Publications and Michael MacSweeney's Agency 'Provision' based in Cork. She works closely with the Kerryman newspaper and many national publications. She is a member of The Workmen's Rowing Club, Killarney. She came first in the 'Features' section of the AIB/Press Photographers Association awards 2003.
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Descripción Currach Pr, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG1856079015