My Secret Santa was Bill from New York and he sent me a lovely book called Just The Way It Was. The book is by Thomas Gilrane, who grew up very near his (Bill’s) grandfather in County Leitrim, Ireland. What a great gift!! — Teresa in Idaho ← Previous Next → Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your inbox.