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Title:
The Aran Islands : a world of stone: history, traditions, landscape, stories
Author:
Fitzgerald, Mairéad.
Edition:
Updated and revised edition.
Publication Information:
Dublin : O'Brien, 2003.
Physical Description:
95 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
General Note:
Previous ed.: 1977.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780862788100
Format :
Book

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Central Library DA990.A8 A73 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Inishmore, Inishmaan, Inisheer: wild, isolated, starkly beautiful and of great historical importance.

Lying in the Atlantic Ocean off Galway Bay, the Aran Islands are a place apart. Here island life has preserved many aspects of Irish culture - its language, customs and traditions. These islands bear witness to events from earliest times and have experienced Celtic occupation, the arrival of Christianity, invasions, sieges, famine and evictions. This history is evident in the massive Iron Age forts, the Early Christian ruins, and in the literature, songs and images from these 'three stepping stones out of Europe'.

A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated introduction to and lasting memento of these unique islands.


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