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Castles of Ireland

Castles of Ireland

Castles are the most familiar medieval landmark across the Irish countryside. Their often romantic appearance belies their turbulent history and their lore abounds in stories of sieges, betrayals and daring escapes.

 

Paperback: €12.99
Paperback: 80 pages
Size:260x196 mm
ISBN: 9781847176677

Castles are the most familiar medieval landmark across the Irish countryside. Their often romantic appearance belies their turbulent history and their lore abounds in stories of sieges, betrayals and daring escapes.

From the earliest stone castles such as Dublin Castle to the fortified manor houses such as Red Hugh O’Donnell’s Donegal Castle, each has a fascinating and individual story to tell.

Castles of Ireland brings the reader on a tour of more than sixty castles, from the biggest and most well-known to dramatic and atmospheric ruins which had a role to play in shaping Ireland's history.

Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald

Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald grew up in County Clare. She is a graduate of NUI Galway and University College Dublin where she studied Archaeology. Mairéad taught Irish and History before working in publishing for many years. Being invited by OBP to write books allows her to indulge her passion for research into Ireland's history, archaeology and literature.

Rights Held: World, all languages

Also by Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald:

Exploring the World of Colmcille
Best-Loved Yeats
A Terrible Beauty

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