Aran

Aran

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Aran
Islands of Legend
P. A. Ó Síocháin
Foilsiúcháin Éireann
ISBN 0 9538673 0 7

Here on these Islands of the Atlantic Ocean, at Europe’s most Westerly point, legend lives-and has been lost. Nowhere else in all the world, and in so small a compass, is history written so large and in such varied forms in stone. Many types of ancient structure are to be found there. Unique cyclopean stone forts, druidical dolmens and a pagan burial ground date back to the pre-dawn of written history. Earl Christian remains and monastic settlements are extensive and singularly evocative. On Inishere, an Irish castle was built by the native princes of the Islands in the period before the English conquest reached them. An English castle was built on Inis Mor at the order of Elizabeth the First after she had taken possession of the Islands. It was rebuilt and enlarged inn Cromwell’s time. Today both are in ruins, Two centuries later, coastguard stations and forts were erected on Inis Mor and Inis Thoir to repel invasion. These stations and forts were maintained down to the expulsion of the British from the Southern part of Ireland. It has been written of these Island that o them is to be found ciuineas gan uaigneas, solitude without loneliness. Part of their heritage from their past is this tranquil spiritual quality.

Written in English

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Aran
Islands of Legend
P. A. Ó Síocháin
Foilsiúcháin Éireann
ISBN 0 9538673 0 7

Here on these Islands of the Atlantic Ocean, at Europe’s most Westerly point, legend lives-and has been lost. Nowhere else in all the world, and in so small a compass, is history written so large and in such varied forms in stone. Many types of ancient structure are to be found there. Unique cyclopean stone forts, druidical dolmens and a pagan burial ground date back to the pre-dawn of written history. Earl Christian remains and monastic settlements are extensive and singularly evocative. On Inishere, an Irish castle was built by the native princes of the Islands in the period before the English conquest reached them. An English castle was built on Inis Mor at the order of Elizabeth the First after she had taken possession of the Islands. It was rebuilt and enlarged inn Cromwell’s time. Today both are in ruins, Two centuries later, coastguard stations and forts were erected on Inis Mor and Inis Thoir to repel invasion. These stations and forts were maintained down to the expulsion of the British from the Southern part of Ireland. It has been written of these Island that o them is to be found ciuineas gan uaigneas, solitude without loneliness. Part of their heritage from their past is this tranquil spiritual quality.

Written in English

Weight 375 g

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