Ireland: Sites from Earliest Times to AD 1600

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Ireland is a country notably rich in archaeological sites and this guide is the ultimate handbook to its heritage. Covering the entire island from Antrim to Wexford, Dublin to Sligo, this latest volume in the acclaimed Oxford Archaeoological Guides series provides over 250 plans and illustrations of Ireland's major archaeological treasures and covers sites dating from the time of the first settlers in rephistoric times right up to the seventeenth century. Begining with a concise and readable introduction to the ...

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Overview

Ireland is a country notably rich in archaeological sites and this guide is the ultimate handbook to its heritage. Covering the entire island from Antrim to Wexford, Dublin to Sligo, this latest volume in the acclaimed Oxford Archaeoological Guides series provides over 250 plans and illustrations of Ireland's major archaeological treasures and covers sites dating from the time of the first settlers in rephistoric times right up to the seventeenth century. Begining with a concise and readable introduction to the history of Ireland, the book offers an unparalleled journey through the major sites and places of interest. Each chapter combines specific regional information with historical background and essential survey facts for the visitors to the area and provides detailed descriptions of the major archaeological sites within each region, arranged alphabetically and including travel directions, historical overview, and details of the sites' major features and the latest available archaeological evidence.
One of the most comprehensive and detailed compact guides to the archaeological sites of Ireland, this new volume will prove invaluable to tourists, armchair travelers, archaeologists, and anyone interested in the rich and varied history of Ireland.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192880574
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/20/2006
  • Series: Oxford Archaeological Guides Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Andy Halpin is a curator of archaeology in the Irish Antiques Division at the Nation Museum of Ireland. Conor Newman teaches late prehistoric and early medieval archaeology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His research interests include the archaeology of the 4th-6th century transition from pagan to Christian Ireland and later prehistoric "royal" centers.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Ireland from first settlers to the seventeenth century
2. North-east: Antrim, Armagh, Down
3. North-west: Derry, Donegal, Tyrone
4. North Midlands: Cavan, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Longford, Monaghan
5. West: Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo
6. East: Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Wicklow
7. Shannon: Clare, Limerick, Offaly, North Tipperary
8. South-east: Carlow, Kilkenny, S. Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford
9. South-west: Cork, Kerry

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