SLIP Books – Recommended Reading

Books recommended by members of the Sierra Leone Ireland Partnership to those with an interest in reading more about Sierra Leone and her Irish connections. Books listed are available for sale through our Amazon account and if you buy them through our site, SLIP will earn a small commission on each sale.

Books by Sr. Hilary Lyons

“Where Memories Gather- Chuckles & Wisdom”, and Old Watering HolesOld Watering Holestwo books by Sr. Hilary Lyons

Sr. Hilary Lyons, a native of Louisburgh, entered the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary, Killeshandra in 1943 and having trained as a doctor, spent most of her life in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Though now retired in Ireland, she still works for Sierra Leone, a country she strongly believes in despite its recent turbulent history.

Her two books Where Memories Gather and Old Watering Holes contain a miscellany of stories and memories of her life in Mayo and in Africa. Her philosophy is that “stories untold deprive the world of much of what it stands in need”.