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Lie Over Da
In Aideen’s own words: ‘My mother, Maureen Campbell D’Arcy, was born in Ballymulderg and grew up in Dungannon. She is remembered for her humour, warmth, wit and the knack of telling a good yarn. This memoir celebrates the life of Maureen, a remarkable woman who, though humble about her own achievements, was yet possessed of a fierce pride of race and sense of family. This, together with a love of the absurd and a keen eye for the ridiculous, found its way into her tale telling, along with a wicked talent for mimicry, and for the penning of comic verse.
This volume is redolent of an era when people made their own fun; the natural and supernatural worlds were not so far apart; and the sense of individuality and community was still strong.