peatcutter by fireside,Co Galway,1971-photo by richard fitzgerald.

peatcutter by fireside,Co Galway,1971-photo by richard fitzgerald.

” I met him on the road as he returned from a hard days work in the bogs, he spoke only in Irish but through our difficulties in communication I sensed his warm friendship. He invited me to his home and we drank tea together. When he lighted his pipe I asked if I could take a portrait of him with my camera.”

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