RONEY, Sir P. Cusack. How to Spend a Month in Ireland. Illustrated. Third edition, with a large folding map of Ireland. London & Dublin: W.H. Smith, and at all Booksellers and Railway Stations, 1866. pp. vii, 180, [24 (advertisements)]. Printed green wrappers. A very good copy. Scarce.
The author in his introduction encourages his English friends to spend a month in the sister country: “Go there, and in addition to finding scenery as interesting, as grand, and as picturesque as you can meet in any other part of the world, you will see a country that ‘was’ badly governed, but that is now rapidly evincing the happy results which flow from just laws … with a peasantry who, you will learn, were degraded, but, who, at the present day, are industrious, well clad, and well fed and able to bring to their labour, material strength and intelligence. From all classes you will experience courtesy, kindness … “.