Ireland People and Places: A Celebration of Ireland's Cultural Heritage

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9781840653625: Ireland People and Places: A Celebration of Ireland's Cultural Heritage

The second of a pair of titles to explore Historic Ireland, and written by one of the country's foremost historians, this beautiful volume focuses upon the human dimension to give a real sense of a specifically Irish culture and tradition. The photographers, who travelled throughout Ireland to bring some classic images of well-known places to these pages, have produced some stunning work on cottages and castles, scenery and street scenes, but also many out-of-the-way locations which are just as important to Irish heritage. The text, from an accomplished writer and poet, is a wonderful read, both pithy and informative. With descriptions of famous Irish sons and daughters, it is also a superbly evocative record of how ordinary Irish folk have lived over the centuries.

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In photographs and narrative, this lavish volume offers a real sense of Ireland and its people. The photographers, who traveled throughout Ireland to bring some classic images to these pages, give us cottages and castles, landscapes and street scenes in locations familiar and remote. The text, from a leading Irish historian and poet, is a wonderful read, both pithy and informative. With pen portraits of famous Irish sons and daughters, it is also a superbly evocative record of how ordinary Irish folk have lived through the centuries. Dáithí Ó hÓgáin, PhD, is an Associate Professor at University College, Dublin and the author of 20 books on Ireland.

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Daithi O hOgain, M.A., PhD., is Associate Professor at University College Dublin, Ireland, where he lectures on Irish folklore. He is the author of more than 20 books, many in Irish, on aspects of folk culture and Irish tradition, and these include six books of poetry and short stories. He is a well-known conference lecturer, has participated in the production of documentary films in Europe and the United States, and is a frequent radio and TV broadcaster.

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