We Are The Land: Ireland

We Are The Land: Ireland

by Leslie Ann Lee

Paperback(Lreland ed.)

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We Are The Land is an exploration of Ireland—its ancient history, DNA, and culture through the adventurous search of four sisters for their Irish ancestry. The author's interest in how ancient languages evolved and migrated leads readers through the heart of Ireland to the modern revolution of the ancestral DNA of the Irish people.

The author investigates the parallels between mythology, anthropology, DNA, and climate to lead the reader to a broader understanding of Ireland, its people, and the western world.

This is a must read for travelers to Ireland who want to know...Who are the Celts? Who are the Scotch-Irish or Ulster Scots? Where did red hair come from? What was the land like at the dawn of modern humans? What were the origins of Irish hospitality, music, and scintillating wit? Who built the megaliths such as Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth? What was the "potato famine"?

The book explores these and other questions for those of us with Irish heritage, and others, who wish to understand before we visit Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991502240
Publisher: L Lee Enterprises
Publication date: 02/04/2019
Series: Leslie's Travel Companion, Ireland , #1
Edition description: Lreland ed.
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents


In Search of Who We Are

The Journey Home Begins


Early Ireland

On the Road

Just Enough Early History of Ireland County Cork

Return of the Bull

The Search for Our Irish Mother County Westmeath

The Boyne Valley Megaliths Newgrange


The Hill of Tara


Finding Our Father’s Line

William Lee of Carrickfergus Cousins

The Cliffs of Sliabh Liag

Delphi Lodge

Turin Castle

Spanish Bog People

The Spirit of Ireland

The Circle Closes


The Barn at The Flax Cottage

The Cliffs of Moher

Loop Head

Overheard at the Atlantic Hotel

The Natural Rock Stack at the Cliffs of Moher Looking to America

The Blue Door of Longueville House

Josie and Jenni at Dinner in the Conservatory

Glouthane Standing Stone

Glouthane Standing Stone/West Outside of Mill Street

Fireplace Mount Detail

Ladbroke’s Jacket at The Speakeasy Pub in Killarney

E.J. Morrisey Box

Loch Derravaragh at Mornington House in Westmeath

Ann and Liz Looking Over the Map of Wales

The Entrance to Newgrange

Left Chamber at Newgrange

Central Chamber at Newgrange

Right Chamber at Newgrange

Calendar Stones at Knowth

Northwest Knowth Stone

Two Hawthorns on the Hill of Tara

The Lia Fail on the Hill of Tara

The Fireplace at Bushmills Inn Hotel

Harry’s Bar in Dublin, an Excerpt from My Journal on 23 April

Lamps at the Inn in Castlewellan

The Door at Delphi Lodge

Yearling Salmon Release at Delphi Lodge

Turin Castle

Fiddler’s Traditional Irish Music Shop in Ballyvaughan

Christy Berry and Michael Kelleher at O’Connor’s Pub in Doolin

Christy Berry, Michael Kelleher, Colin Nea, Fellow Musicians Thomas, Dave

Colin Nea, Christy Berry’s Hands, and Patrick on the Violin

Swan on Lake Michigan


Provinces of Ireland

Full Route Driving Map

Early Roads

Tomb Types

The Steppes Grassland and Ice Age Refuges

Principal Male and Female DNA Lines of Ireland

Territories, Population Groups, and DNA Circa AD 1000

Prehistoric Timeline

Driving Map 11 April

Driving Times and Tips

Driving Map 13 April

Southwest Cork and the Blackwater River Valley

Driving Map 15 April, Around the Beara Peninsula

Driving Map 18 April

Map of Boyne Valley Megaliths

Driving Map 22 April

Driving Map 23 April

Driving Map 26 April

Driving Map, The Complete Trip

Counties of Ireland

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