An unread book. Recollections of Annaghdown, County Galway John Murphy, author of the publication, is a person of his times and in his times. In this narrative he records in some detail the events which shaped his life and blessed him with an extraordinary gift of memory. His comprehensive account of events spanning almost four score years carries no baggage or bias. Though the narrative is not nostalgic in content, the vivid record of happenings of bygone days has the power to evoke nostalgia in a reader familiar with those times. The study of this narrative can assist significantly those of the younger generation in an appreciation of local history.