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ISBN: 156656526X
Author: Robert Emmet Meagher,Elizabeth Parker Neave
Language: English
Publisher: Interlink Pub Group Inc (December 1, 2003)
Pages: 272
Category: Europe
Subcategory: Travels
Rating: 4.2
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Size Fb2: 1951 kb
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Meagher (humanities, Hampshire College, Massachusetts) and Neave (Plainville Community Schools, Connecticut) look past the thatched roofs and clay pipes. has been added to your Cart.

Meagher (humanities, Hampshire College, Massachusetts) and Neave (Plainville Community Schools, Connecticut) look past the thatched roofs and clay pipes.

Elizabeth Parker Neave has traveled extensively in Ireland for two decades, and for several years collaborated on the Frommer's guides to Ireland. She is co-author (with Robert Emmet Meagher) of Ancient Greece: An Explorer's Guide. She currently teaches elementary school in Connecticut. Paperback: 280 pages.

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A splendid guidebook to Ireland's spectacular antiquities-its passage tombs .

book by Robert Emmet Meagher. A splendid guidebook to Ireland's spectacular antiquities-its passage tombs, ring forts, castles, Neolithic settlements, and monastic sites  . Meagher (humanities, Hampshire College, Massachusetts) and Neave (Plainville Community Schools, Connecticut) look 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.

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Ancient Ireland: An Explorer's Guide by Robert Emmet Meagher and Elizabeth Parker Neave. Field Guide to Megalithic Ireland by Anthony Weir. Travel guidebook to Ireland's antiquities, passage tombs, ring forts, castles, Neolithic settlements, and monastic sites. The book includes overviews of prehistoric, Celtic, early Christian, and early medieval times. Google Books Listing. Over 600 photographs of Irish prehistoric sites including megalithic tombs, phallic pillars, stone rows, stone circles, cross pillars, ogam stones, bullauns and sweathouses. The core of the CD-ROM is a county by county gazetteer with directions and map references of hundreds of sites.

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Come travel to Ancient Ireland where you will discover sites such as Newgrange which is older than the pyramids! Tour these sites on your own or on a guided tour. Robert Emmet Meagher, Elizabeth Parker Neave. How many layers of time does Ancient Ireland cover? It’s certainly older than the quaint villages.

by Robert E. Meagher, Robert Emmet Meagher, Elizabeth Parker Neave 2. .The Ancient Ireland Guide.

The Ancient Ireland Guide.

Robert Emmet Meagher. Few locations in the world offer as many captivating ancient sites and monuments as Greece, and the ancients who built them knew how to choose spectacular natural settings that in themselves would satisfy any traveler. With its text rich in maps, site plans, and photographs, Ancient Greece provides potential explorers eager to bask in both beauty and history with a wealth of material to ignite the imagination and facilitate trip planning. Authors Meagher and Neave structure the book around four itineraries, three of which correspond to distinct eras and regions.

Meagher (humanities, Hampshire College, Massachusetts) and Neave (Plainville Community Schools, Connecticut) look 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. They do not provide an index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Comments:

Envias
I checked this book out of my library several times and then ordered a copy before we traveled to Ireland. One of my friends is touring Ireland by car this spring, and I sent her this book and the Ireland AA road atlas. All the popular guidebooks include the famous places, but the quiet, secluded ones that are not accessible by tour bus are the most evocative. For example, Newgrange (wonderful) is crowded and full of tour buses and shuttle buses, while Carrowkeel (the best) is just you and the sheep (be sure to close all the farm gates). I would not choose to take a trip and visit only sites related to one era, as presented in this guide, but I selected the places and marked them on the map, then used this book to help find them. Many sites are not marked with signs at all, and others only if you approach from a certain direction (you must visit rural Ireland to know what I mean). Add a flashlight and a compass (not kidding about that) to these two books and you should have a great experience.
Thordigda
This book is a must read before any journey to Ireland. Certainly not for everybody, which is great; that means less people in front of you to view the site!
crazy mashine
This was a wonderful selection. My nephew found it a delightful read,he is planning a suemmer trip to Ireland and he felt this book would be very useful.
Faugami
The "Book Description" given under Editorial Reviews is a fair account of the book content.
Other than the introductory historical overview, the book comprises three itineraries for those with a car. The book is not aimed at those using Irelands public transport.
The itineraries are not based geographically but on three historical periods:
-Pre celtic, neolithic and Bronze age
-Pre Christian celtic and late Bronze age
-Early Christian, Irish golden age and medieval

The first itinerary covering 4000BCE to 700BCE starts in Dublin and takes you to the following principal sites: National musuem of Ireland in Dublin, Bru na Boinne-Newgrange and Knowth passage tombs, Loughcrew hilltop passage tomb complex, Carrowkeel and Carrowmore neolithic cemetery complexes near Sligo, Knocknarea mountain top cairn, Creevykeel court cairn, Ceide Fields neolithic farm settlement, Pulnabrone portal tomb and wedge tombs in Burren National Park (south of Galway), Lough Gur neolithic settlement site, Grange stone circle (largest in Ireland) and nearby wedge tomb (all south of Limerick), Fourknocks passage tomb and Pipers Stones stone circle, and thence back to Dublin. In my opinion it is a good selection of the sites from that period.
The other two itineraries take you to such sites as the Hill of Tara, Croagh Patrick, Clonmacnoise, Gallarus oratory near Dingle, Skellig Michael off the west coast, Ardmore, Rock of Cashel, Jeppoint Abbey ( I loved the wonderful carvings), and Glendalough ( just south of Dublin). Again I think these are a good selection of the best known sites.

There are maps of the individual sites. However there is just one overall map that shows the 3 routes on one page. Most travelers will want to see sites from all three periods as they tour around, and the book really offers no advice if you wish to do this. But you can do it, as I did, with help of good maps. There are few suggestions of many additional sites to visit if you are keen and have more time. A short gazetter of such sites and location at the back would have been useful.
The book also offers no suggestions for further reading on particular periods or sites if you wished to do so.
With these reservations aside, as a colourful travel introduction to ancient sites of Ireland, it is a very good book.

For more advice on other sites worth visiting try Peter Harbisons "Guide to the National and Historic monuments of Ireland" 2001 edition with map references you can link to the very fine 1:250,000 scale touring maps produced by the Irish Ordnance Survey which show lots of such ancient and historic sites as named small red dots (and lots of tourist sites as well). I know as I used these maps.
Go and explore!
iSlate
This little book provides three different self-drive tour itineraries, which I actually found a little disappointing. None of the trips hit all the sites I want to see. If you just want a small sampling of different pre-Christian and early Christian sites on your trip, then this book may be a good choice for you. If you plan to go whole hog and hit as many sites as possible, then this is not for you. I found the general travel tips and information provided in the book very helpful, however.

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