Book Size: 5" x 9"

Pages: 280

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566569149

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 2

Illustrations: full-color throughout

Release date: 01/09/12

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The Ancient Ireland Guide

An Explorer's Guide

By & Elizabeth Parker Neave

$ 24

“A great compact book that tells about tombs, forests, castles and ancient settlements that were in Ireland long before Saint Patrick, thatched roofs and Guinness stout. Beautiful colored photos and illustrations show us the remains of ancient Ireland.” – British Weekly

About this book

Personal, humorous, engaging, scholarly, and minutely practical.

A splendid guidebook to Ireland's spectacular antiquities- its passage tombs, ring forts, castles, Neolithic settlements, and monastic sites. With its witty and erudite explorations of Irish mythology, history, literature, archaeology, and architecture, this travel book makes for an excellent companion on a journey to Ireland that is also a journey back in time. Along with fascinating overviews of prehistoric, Celtic, early Christian, and early medieval times, Meagher and Neave give the traveler concrete help in finding the most stunning sites that preserve and breathe that history today (some are surprisingly unknown). After the day's exploring is done, readers can consult the same volume to find where to stay and eat" or entertaining bed-time reading in the authors' lore about these ancient sites.

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About the authors

Robert Emmet Meagher is professor of humanities at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and the author or translator of nearly two dozen books. Meagher is best known for his theatrical translations of Euripides, most of which have been commissioned by Irene Papas, with whom he has frequently collaborated.

The late Michael Joyce, of the National Theatre of Great Britain and the Samuel Beckett Centre, cited Meagher as “the finest living translator of Greek drama.”

Elizabeth Parker Neave has traveled extensively in Greece for two decades, and for several years collaborated on the Frommer's guides to the Greek Islands. She is co-author (with Robert Emmet Meagher) of Ancient Ireland: An Explorer's Guide. She currently teaches elementary school in Connecticut.

Reviews

“Elegantly written” Extremely helpful and very up-to-date, this is the best introductory planner to the magic world of ancient Ireland that I know, as it combines humor and wisdom, lightly-worn, with the most lucid, practical advice any avid explorer could wish.” – Dr. Peter Harbison, of the Royal Irish Academy, a renowned scholar of Irish antiquity, and author of Pre-Christian Ireland, Pilgrimage in Ireland, and The Guide to National and Historic Monuments in Ireland

“A great compact book that tells about tombs, forests, castles and ancient settlements that were in Ireland long before Saint Patrick, thatched roofs and Guinness stout. Beautiful colored photos and illustrations show us the remains of ancient Ireland.” – British Weekly

“Looks past the thatched roofs and clay pipes, past Patrick and the saints, past the Celts… to Ireland of the Neolithic, Bronze, and early Iron Ages. They suggest how to plan, execute, and appreciate a tour of the oldest surviving structures, then set out three itineraries each focusing on a particular time period. In addition to the usual information, advice, maps and color photographs, they identify activities for children.” – Book News

“Gorgeous color photography illustrates Ancient Ireland, which leads both the prospective tourist and the armchair traveler on itineraries following landmarks from prehistoric times to medieval ages. Maps, extensive descriptions, lodging recommendations, and inviting background information on the sites that allow one to view Ireland as it has been through the ages of time distinguish this handy, ‘must-have’ for Irish history buffs planning to travel and see the land’s wonders for themselves.” – Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Elizabeth Parker Neave has traveled extensively in Greece for two decades, and for several years collaborated on the Frommer’s guides to the Greek Islands. She is co-author (with Robert Emmet Meagher) of Ancient Ireland: An Explorer’s Guide. She currently teaches elementary school in Connecticut.

Additional information

Author

Meagher, Robert Emmet

Author 2

Neave, Elizabeth Parker

Edition

2

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

280

Type

PB

Illustrations

full-color throughout

Release date

01/09/12

Author Home

USA

Subtitle

An Explorer's Guide

Format

5" x 9"

Reviews

"Elegantly written" Extremely helpful and very up-to-date , this is the best introductory planner to the magic world of ancient Ireland that I know , as it combines humor and wisdom , lightly-worn , with the most lucid , practical advice any avid explorer could wish."å – Dr. Peter Harbison , of the Royal Irish Academy , a renowned scholar of Irish antiquity , and author of Pre-Christian Ireland , Pilgrimage in Ireland , and The Guide to National and Historic Monuments in Ireland "å¢ "A great compact book that tells about tombs , forests , castles and ancient settlements that were in Ireland long before Saint Patrick , thatched roofs and Guinness stout. Beautiful colored photos and illustrations show us the remains of ancient Ireland."å – British Weekly "å¢ "Looks past the thatched roofs and clay pipes , past Patrick and the saints , past the Celts" to Ireland of the Neolithic , Bronze , and early Iron Ages. They suggest how to plan , execute , and appreciate a tour of the oldest surviving structures , then set out three itineraries each focusing on a particular time period. In addition to the usual information , advice , maps and color photographs , they identify activities for children."å – Book News "å¢ "Gorgeous color photography illustrates Ancient Ireland , which leads both the prospective tourist and the armchair traveler on itineraries following landmarks from prehistoric times to medieval ages. Maps , extensive descriptions , lodging recommendations , and inviting background information on the sites that allow one to view Ireland as it has been through the ages of time distinguish this handy , 'must-have' for Irish history buffs planning to travel and see the land's wonders for themselves."å – Midwest Book Review

MainReview

"Elegantly written" Extremely helpful and very up-to-date, this is the best introductory planner to the magic world of ancient Ireland that I know, as it combines humor and wisdom, lightly-worn, with the most lucid, practical advice any avid explorer could wish."å – Dr. Peter Harbison, of the Royal Irish Academy, a renowned scholar of Irish antiquity, and author of Pre-Christian Ireland, Pilgrimage in Ireland, and The Guide to National and Historic Monuments in Ireland