Castles & Ancient Monuments of Ireland

Damien Noonan
ISBN 9781566492119 (paperback)
Published in September 2001
MSRP $22.95
In this exciting and lavishly illustrated new guide, Damien Noonan explores the many and varied historic sites to be found the Emerald Isle. A chapter is devoted to each of the seven tourist regions of the Irish Republic: Southeast, Northeast, Shannon, West, Northwest, Midalds, East and Dublin; with another chapter focusing on Northern Ireland. 150 main sites are described in detail, with another 150 sites receiving brief mentions. They range from the chambered tombs of Newgrange and Carrokeel and the monastic sites of Clonmacnois and Glendalough, to the great abbeys of Moyne and Athassel to the Clara Castle and the great Norma stronghold at Trim.
Hundreds of original photographs and maps are accompanied by a history of the site, highlighting features of particular interest, and full details are given about access, facilities, opeing times and admission prices.
Castles and Ancient Monuments of Ireland is an indispensable work of reference for anyone, resident or tourist, who wishes to explore the rich and varied history of Ireland.