Legaginney Revisited is a memoir, written in the present tense, starting in the voice of an eight year old. The voice grows as the author progresses in years and wisdom to adulthood.
In this continuation of his stories about Legaginney, Finbarr writes more about growing up in a family of nine children where being Roman Catholic was as important as being Irish. He shares what he learned from a devout mother and hardworking father about giving of his time and talent with the needy of the world.
He reflects on what drew him to the life of a priest, the determination to overcome the financial hurdle to his dream as well as his time in boarding school and in the seminary, including a starvation diet that led to stealing food from the dining room in the middle of the night.
“We are back again in County Caven, Ireland, with Finbarr Corr, in his third Legaginney book. As he grows up on the family farm, he faces the major milestones of going away to school for the first time and eventually preparing for the seminary. In between, he deals with day-to-day life in his rural community: his large loving family;boyhood friends;neighbors who know too much; teachers, priests, and nuns; formidable rectory housekeepers; and of course, girls. Throughout the book he searches for the right thing to do, knowing he is loved and valued at every age. Legaginney Revisited is a sweet, gentle story of a boy who became a sweet, gentle man.”
~ Elizabeth Moisan, Author Master of the Sweet Trade