The Farm by Lough Gur was first published in London in 1937 and quickly reprinted. It was well received in England and a best-seller in Dublin. Set in rural Ireland in the 19th-century, this is the true story of a family that lived on a farm by Lough Gur in County Limerick, a world in itself. The master with his men, the mistress with her maids, all worked in happy unity. The four little girls, growing up in this contented atmosphere, dreamed of saints and fairies. Their real and their dream world fused into an idyllic background for growing, learning and loving.