National Geographic : 1940 May
© National Geographic Society "TELL US A STORY," THE CHILDREN WOULD BEG IF PADRAIC O'CONNAIRE COULD COME TO LIFE In Galway's Eyre Square, where boys and girls play among rocks and flowers, the Irish author's statue seems to take notes for a poem or story in mind. This popular writer of Gaelic tales died in 1928. xuuacnromes uIyrnarrison noweul vvalier LEADING WITH A SPADE, THE QUEEN OF "SPUDS" PACKS TRUMPS INABASKET ON HER BACK Well may she smile; 1939 was agood year forpotatoes. Carrying a heavy creel is no hardship when filled with food forthecoming winter. Like many women of Connemara, shewears aredpetticoat and goes barefoot.