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    DescriptionCarrowkeel Passage Tomb in Sligo is an extensive Neolithic passage tomb undisturbed its excavation in 1911. Robert Praeger, one of the excavators, described being one of the first to enter the tomb: 'I lit three candles and stood awhile, to let my eyes accustom themselves to the dim light. There was everything, just as the last man had left it, three to four thousand years before.' On an isolated hillside the tomb is in almost the same undisturbed condition today. Ireland is rich in such monuments and buildings that preserve the stamp of the past. Here, Tarquin Blake and Fiona Reilly explore and document 150 Irish heritage sites across the thirty-two counties. These range from megalithic tombs to round towers, monasteries, castles and ancient churches to the more recent Martello towers and windmills. An engrossing catalogue of remarkable heritage sites is revealed. Each site has an intriguing past and is illustrated with Blake's trademark photographs. Maps and GPS co-ordinates make these sites accessible to the public, from Brian Boru's Fort in County Clare to Moyne Friary in County Mayo.


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    Title
    Ancient Ireland
    Subtitle
    Exploring Irish Historic Mounuments
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tarquin Blake, By (author) Fiona Reilly
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 219 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,406 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848891852
    ISBN 10: 1848891857
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AMGD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    BIC subject category V2: AMX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    DC22: 941.5
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: ARC024010
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 720.9415
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DA920 .B58 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    Colour and b&w photos
    Publisher
    The Collins Press
    Imprint name
    The Collins Press
    Publication date
    28 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Cork
    Author Information
    Tarquin Blake, photographer and historian, is the author of the best selling Abandoned Mansions of Ireland Volumes 1 and 2 and of the website www.AbandonedIreland.com. He has extensively explored Irish architectural relics and historical sites and his passion is unravelling and documenting a lost heritage. Fiona Reilly is an archaeologist with wide-ranging experience. She has directed numerous excavations, many of which are published. Her interests lie in medieval chrurch architecture and industrial and historic archaeology.
    Review quote
    'As handsome as it is hefty.' Books Ireland 'This is an anthology into which one should dip in and out. He thoughtfully supplies maps and GPS co-ordinates; everything, in fact, bar a flask of tea and a warm jacket.' Sunday Times 'Vivid record.' Irish Independent