Hilary continues her journey on horseback, described in Connemara Mollie, through south west Ireland. With her new pony, Peggy, she travels from the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, down the coast of County Cork, before turning inland through Counties Waterford, Tipperary and Limerick. The story is both a portrait of Ireland and its people in 1984 and of the growing affection between the author and her pony. Both confront their fears: Peggy was used to pulling a cart and hated going cross country, while Hilary’s confidence was shattered by her experience in the mountains of Kerry with Mollie. But all ends well.
Hilary Bradt is well known as a writer of articles and guidebooks.