A Little Gaelic Kingdom

Author: Tim Robinson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141962313

Category: Travel

Page: 432

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The triumphant conclusion to Tim Robinson's extraordinary Connemara trilogy, which Robert Macfarlane has called 'one of the most remarkable non-fiction projects undertaken in English'. Robinson writes about the people, places and history of south Connemara - one of Ireland's last Gaelic-speaking enclaves - with the encyclopaedic knowledge of a cartographer and the grace of a born writer. From the man who has been praised in the highest terms by Joseph O'Connor ('One of contemporary Ireland's finest literary stylists''), John Burnside ('one of the finest of contemporary prose stylists'), Fintan O'Toole ('Simply one of the best non-fiction prose writers currently at work') and Giles Foden ('an indubitable classic'), among many others, this is one of the publishing events of 2011 and the conclusion of one of the great literary projects of our time. 'He is that rarest of phenomena, a scientist and an artist, and his method is to combine scientific rigour with artistic reverie in a seamless blend that both informs and delights.' John Banville, Guardian 'A masterpiece of travel and topographical writing, and an incomparable and enthralling meditation on times past ... This perfectly pitched work opens readers up to the world around them' Sunday Times 'Anyone willing to get lost in this book will be left with indelible mental images of places they may never have visited but will now never forget' Dermot Bolger, Irish Mail on Sunday 'Will endure into the far future ... He knows this world as no one else does, and writes about it with awe and love, but also with measured grace, an artist's eye and a scientist's sensibility' Colm Toibin, Sunday Business Post Books of the Year 'Robinson is a marvel ... the supreme practitioner of geo-graphy, the writing of places' Fintan O'Toole, Observer Books of the Year

Connemara After the Famine

Journal of a Survey of the Martin Estate

Author: Thomas Colville Scott

Publisher: Lilliput PressLtd

ISBN: 9781874675693

Category: Administration of estates

Page: 102

View: 800

Only recently discovered, this is a unique and valuable record, kept by Scott, a Scotsman sent by London life insurance employer to report on an estate about to go on sale - 200,000 acres of land north of Galway, Connemara. Called by Scott this inhabited desolation, his journal provides a first-hand account, with line drawings, by Scott, of the survivors of the famine in this area, of the thieving beggars and squalid hostelries, rent-evading tenants, and the works of the 'Papistry.' Robinson supplies very useful background material and history, as well as rich, explanatory notes and a map.


Author: Ireland. Dept. of Agriculture and Technical Instruction

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Author: Ireland. Dept. of Agriculture and Fisheries

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 8775

Remembering the Year of the French

Irish Folk History and Social Memory

Author: Guy Beiner

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299218249

Category: History

Page: 466

View: 3896

Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction: Recycling the Dustbin of History Part I Collecting Memory Oral History and Social Memory 000 Irish Folklore Collections 000 Hayes and The Last Invasion of Ireland 000 Ancillary Folk History Sources 000 Part II Folk History 000 History-Telling 000 Practitioners of Folk History 000 Time and Calendar 000 Part III Democratic History 000 Who Were 'The Men of the West'? 000 Multiple Heroes in Folk Historiographies Who Were the Women of the West? 000 Part IV Commemorating History 000 Spheres and Mediums of Remembrance 000 Topographies of Folk Commemoration 000 Souvenirs 000 Ceremonies, Monuments and Negotiations of Memory 000 Mediations of Remembrance 000 Memory and Oblivion Conclusion: Alternative History: Archaeologies of Social Memory Epilogue: Commemorative Heritage: Remembrance in the Late-Twentieth Century Select Bibliography Index

Dingle Peggy

Further Travels on Horseback Through Ireland

Author: Hilary Bradt

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841624802

Category: Travel

Page: 139

View: 8435

The continuation of the journey on horseback through the west Ireland described in Connemara Mollie. With her replacement pony, Peggy, the author travels from the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, south down the coast of Co. Cork, before turning inland through Counties Waterford, Tipperary and Limerick. As with its predecessor, the story is both a portrait of Ireland and its inhabitants in 1984, and the growing bond between the author and her pony. Both needed to 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."When she felt soft turf beneath her hooves instead of tarmac Peggy stopped dead in astonishment. Oh brave new world! Without her accustomed blinkers she could see mountains and sky - except that if she wanted to look at something above her she tilted her head sideways to peep under the imaginary blinkers while keeping her neck resolutely horizontal. It was very endearing and made me laugh out loud."

The geology of the Dalradian and associated rocks of Connemara, western Ireland

a report to accompany the 1:63,360 geological map and cross-sections of Connemara

Author: Bernard Elgey Leake,P. W. G. Tanner,Royal Irish Academy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 6214

Connemara occupies the south-western corner of County Galway. It's white quartzite mountains and rocky shores are perfect for the study of a rich diversity of lithologies and tectonic structures. This report accompanies the 1: 63,360 geological map and cross sections of Connemara. It features a brief history of geological research in Connemara; accounts of lithologies; detailed accounts of seven selected local areas; an examination of the anomalous position of Dalriadan rocks in Connemara relative to Dalriadan rocks elsewhere; and an extensive reference list and bibliography.

Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland

The Kindness of Strangers

Author: Christine Kinealy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441133089

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 3184

The Great Irish Famine was one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters of the nineteenth century. In a period of only five years, Ireland lost approximately 25% of its population through a combination of death and emigration. How could such a tragedy have occurred at the heart of the vast, and resource-rich, British Empire? Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland explores this question by focusing on a particular, and lesser-known, aspect of the Famine: that being the extent to which people throughout the world mobilized to provide money, food and clothing to assist the starving Irish. This book considers how, helped by developments in transport and communications, newspapers throughout the world reported on the suffering in Ireland, prompting funds to be raised globally on an unprecedented scale. Donations came from as far away as Australia, China, India and South America and contributors emerged from across the various religious, ethnic, social and gender divides. Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland traces the story of this international aid effort and uses it to reveal previously unconsidered elements in the history of the Famine in Ireland.

Book Bulletin

Author: San Francisco Public Library

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3169


Author: Kristin Bluemel

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688560

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 6307

This collection of original critical essays, newly available in paperback, launches an ambitious, long-term project marking out a new period and style in twentieth-century literary history.