John C. Messenger, Isle Of Ireland Essay

2542 Words Nov 12th, 2016 11 Pages
John C. Messenger is the author of the ethnography Inis Beag, isle of Ireland. as written in May 1969 and expresses in detail the culture of Inis Beag. The author is “Professor in the department of anthropology the fork Lord institution in the program of African studies at Indiana University. He received his PhD from Northwestern University. Publishes numerous articles chapters and books and monographs concerning the cultures of the Anang, the Irish, and the Montserrat islanders of the West indies whom you studied in 1965 and 1967” (Messenger v).
The island of Inis Beag as referred to in the book by John C. Messenger is located off the coast of the Connemara in Ireland where the people are Irish Catholics who traditionally speak the Gaelic language. To protect the people of the small island the researcher used the fictional name Inis Beag for the island. I. in the last 150 years has it been brought to light just how the inhabitants over the centuries have struggled to carve out an existence creating a strong determined culture. They are famous for the small wood framed boats called curach which were covered with dried skins but is now covered with canvas. They are famous for their rowing skills. In true Irish style, these islanders are also known for their traditional folk dress and speaking the Gaelic language along with their ability to grow crops and manipulate the soil to make it good for growing plants. On the northeast the soil is better for planting crops but even…

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