on April 9, 2013
It is not a matter of liking or disliking the book . . . it just wasn't very helpful. If you have already done the standard Google searches, you will have uncovered about 75% of what this book has to offer.
What I found when I got to Ireland is that some (probably an important word) of the local libraries (not mentioned in the book) have remarkable local history sections. Some of the "heritage centers" (mentioned in the book; that might charge a fee for their help) probably run down the street to the local librarian to get the information.
Specifically, if you are interested in Co. Leitrim, 1) don't buy the book, 2) don't bother with the local heritage center (unless you are looking for a keychain with a family crest), but 3) DO run down the street to the local library. The librarians are incredibly helpful, and there is a wealth of information.