Boreen is an actual road, near Westport, Co. Mayo in Ireland. Locally, it is known as ‘Ballyburke Boreen' and is situated in the countryside village of Killawalla.
The word ‘Boreen', is an Irish word meaning ‘small road' or ‘laneway'.
The road is peppered with sights and sounds, twists and turns, seasons and sunshine, hills and hollows, lazy landscapes and loitering wildlife, old ruins and new growth, Fairy Forts, meandering rivers, romantic bridges, ‘Famine House', Famine Burial grounds.
Boreen, the old woman of the road, invites the reader to join her as she shares her own often painful history, her special moments as well as her centuries old wisdom and guidance.
In sharing the richness of her own life, Boreen hopes that her readers will value and appreciate the many lessons they have learned on their own journey.
ISBN : 978-1-83934-506-7
Pages : 42
Size : 156x156
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Michael Tracey retired in 2013 after serving as a priest in Mississippi for forty years. A native of Co. Mayo, he began writing columns for an American newspaper in 1976 and continued until recently. He has also published several books in the United States and they are summarized on his website www.michaeltracey.net. His website contains a more in depth summary of his contributions and achievements while in Mississippi.