National Geographic : 1951 May
© National Geographic Society 668 Kodachrome byDorothea Sheats The Author, Walking Stick in Hand, Trudges Between County Galway's Stone Fences. DarkPeat and Bright Oats Stand inStacks Sparse, rock-hewn farms support a handful of people and cattle. Artists love the land, with its red-skirted, barefootgirls; but residents, preferring prosperity tothe picturesque, complain that life is hard. The Marshall Plan has eased their plight, having advanced $144,000,000 to the Irish Republic by last year-end. picturesque, complain that life is hard. The Marshall Plan has eased their plight, having advanced $144,000,000tothe Irish Republic bylast year-end.