Savage shares ‘A Fair Day’ at library

Jul 24, 2014
Sally B. Savage

Belfast — Maine author and photographer Sally B. Savage will give an illustrated presentation about her book “A Fair Day: The Horsemen of County Kerry” Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

With her keen eye for photography, Savage focuses on the horsemen’s devotion to a traditional way of life that is quieter, slower and simpler, while acknowledging the many changes taking place around them. In this region of rural Ireland, farmers, traders, breeders, trainers, tack vendors and blacksmiths come together to do what they love — talk, trade and revel in their horses.

Born on the coast of Maine and raised in Belfast, Savage has an intimate understanding of the day-to-day life on a working farm. At the same time nostalgic and unsentimental, her photographic journey into the lives of the Kerry horseman offers a window into a traditional way of life that is vanishing in Ireland — guided by age-old customs, carved out by the labor of one’s own hands with a destiny more self-made.

This presentation is free and open to the public; books will be available to purchase for signing. For more information, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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