Our spirits are indeed lifted by this thought-provoking compendium of locally and not-so-locally derived quotations, types of bite-sized homely but profound reminders about life and how it could be lived.

A fascinating travel companion replete with wise sayings culled from locals and some celebrities and set against an album classy, evocative high-res photos.

“Fantastic and very enjoyable book, well produced and great gift. Looking forward to seeing the Irish words of wit follow-up.”
~Paul Smith

“Superb book with magnificent photographs.”
~Graham Brown.

“A beautiful work of art filled with emotion, thought and an eye for detail on every page – a fantastic achievement.”
~Dr Michelle McCormack

“A Beautiful and eloquent book full of vibrant colour with such uplifting and inspiring words.”
~Eilish Keegan

“A lovely book, not heavy going but full of pictures and quotes so that each page evokes a multitude of senses – brings a smile and occasionally a tear with more than a hint of nostalgia. Love it!”
~Roisin Philips

“A creatively designed, inspirational book with amazing photographs, a fantastic gift to give anyone, of any age.”
~Joann Callan

“Absolutely beautiful gift-book, the poem, quotations and sayings are truly inspiring, the photographs captivating. A special little book you will return to many times.”
~Kathleen Hamilton

 “It’s quite a finish, photography outstanding and content thought inspiring. Truly well done.”
~Gerard Quinn

“A fascinating travel companion replete with wise sayings culled from locals and some celebrities and set against an album classy, evocative high-res photos.  Kate’s book, entitled ‘Irish Words of Wisdom Our Elders used to say and other Treasures found along the way’ is a bit of a mouthful of a rhyming couplet yet the adages quoted, with an aim ‘to lift your spirits’, are pithy and memorable.  Our spirits are indeed lifted by this thought-provoking compendium of locally and not-so-locally derived quotations, types of bite-sized homely but profound reminders about life and how it could be lived.  The mixture indeed of South Armagh sourced maxims with lines from Kavanagh or Maureen O’Hara give the book an unpredictability that makes it ideal as a dip-into travel companion.  The words encourage short meditation while the striking accompanying photography (mainly by Gary Mc Parland), including many recognizable scenes from this district, provoke further thoughtful reactions. The finish and durable design of the book itself (hard-backed, gilt cover lettering, full colour, with Irish language bookends) are to be commended.  For this reviewer the best ‘words of wisdom’ are those which echo words he has heard himself, like Jim Mc Evoy’s ‘In a hundred years from now there won’t be a word about any of us; sure we’re only passing through’.  We will indeed be forgotten but our words will survive us on others’ tongues and indeed on the pages of Kate’s book.  Kate’s ‘Slán go fóill/Goodbye for now’ end page suggests a follow-up.  The book has already sold well and there is clearly a demand for ‘More Irish Words of Wisdom’.
~Séamus Mac Dhaibhéid

“A lovely book, not heavy going but full of pictures and quotes so that each page evokes a multitude of senses – brings a smile and occasionally a tear with more than a hint of nostalgia. Love it! ”
~Roisin Philips

“This beautiful book is indeed a treasure. It is heartwarming to read the great words of wisdom, and breathe in the heavenly pictures of our countryside.I enjoyed it so much, that, lots of my loved ones will be thrilled to receive it as a Christmas present. Especially the ones in far off lands. I find myself picking it up again…… and again……It’s one of those books that you know is for keeps……. Thank you to the wonderful Kate Hamilton for my unique treasure and new companion.”
~Teresa Boyle

“This is a wonderful, wonderful book… It captures us Irish in a magical way through pictures and words… An ideal gift for us at home and the many Irish abroad … I guarantee you will love it… Well done Kate Hamilton ..you have created a magical experience… thank you”
~Gerry Gaule

I absolutely loved this book , it is full of food for thought , beautiful pictures of our native land and so many stories and phrases we can all easily relate to , Congratulations Kate and I wish you all the success in the world you deserve it x got this for dad but I’m keeping it and getting him another one.”

“The finish and durable design of the book itself (hard-backed, gilt cover lettering, full colour, with Irish language bookends) are to be commended as is fact that the book is printed, bounded and shipped from Ireland.”