Celtic Ireland West Of The River Shannon

Author: Patrick Lavin
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595264778
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The reader accompanies the early Irish Celts on their cultural journey down the ages and into the province of Connacht, where the story focuses on the early tribal communities - exploring the developing dynastic families, descendants of once "heroic" warrior societies. The earliest noted Celtic inhabitants of Connacht, collectively called Firbolg, were believed to have ruled much of the province until well into the third century, when they were toppled and driven into tributary status by the expansion and dominance of the Gaels from northern Spain. In Connacht, some thirty petty kingdoms came to figure prominently in Irish history and legend. Among them, the Three Tuaths - Kinel Dofa (O'Hanly country), Corca Eachlinn (MacBrennan country) and Tir-Briuin-na-Sionna (O'Beirne country) - are presented as microcosms of what Gaelic tribal life throughout The Middle Ages was like. This book centers on the rise to power of the Connacht dynasts, their constant warring among themselves, their decline brought about by endless conflict with their kinsmen and invading Normans, their final collapse following confiscation of their lands by the English in the seventeenth century, and the resurgence of Celtic culture and the triumphant return of the Irish Gaels as masters of their own destiny.

The Shaping Of The Celtic World

Author: Patrick Lavin
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462060889
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The Shaping of the Celtic World traces the rise and decline of the great Celtic peoples. Ranging from prehistoric to modern times, it undertakes an examination of Celtic civilization, revealing a proud and independent society with its unique history, mythology, pantheon of gods, literature, and artistry. The romance of Celtic mythology is unsurpassed. It introduces us to many intriguing legends, of which the battles between the gods and giants are most alluring. Emerging in the 6th century BC, the Celts conquered and settled the greater part of Europe, laying the foundation for western civilization. Their contribution in shaping the modern world cannot be underestimated. As Europe languished in the barbarism of the Dark Ages, the great heritage of Western Europe was endangered of being entirely lost but for the Celtic monks of Ireland and Britain who scribed and illuminated Europe’s treasury of literature. The book is written for the millions who proudly identify with their Celtic roots—known today by their ethnic identities as Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Mann, Breton, and Cornish. This concise yet user-friendly guide to ancient European history will be enjoyed by a variety of readers including students, travelers, history enthusiasts, and those interested in their Celtic origins.

Celtic Culture A Celti

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Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094407
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Hell And High Water

Author: Rochelle Nicholls
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1925675130
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The golden boy of Australian swimming and captain of the lifeguards on Manly Beach, Cecil Healy was the poster-boy for all that was decent in Australia before World War I. Powerful, bronzed and daring, his fearlessness made him a leader in the embryonic surf-lifesaving movement, and his unique crawl stroke captured swimming records across the globe. Healy became the darling of the Olympic movement in 1912 when he allowed a disqualified rival to swim and take the 100 metres freestyle title, sacrificing almost certain victory for fair play and honour. But Cecil Healy’s seemingly perfect life was beset by darkness and secrets. His repressed sexuality and inner demons drove him to acts of recklessness which would culminate in his supreme sacrifice on the battlefields of France. As World War I raged, the Olympic champion refused to remain protected behind the lines. His death on the Somme in 1918, charging a German machine-gun post, embodies the tortured self-destructiveness which still drives many male sportsmen to both glory and disaster. Cecil Healy remains the only Australian Olympic gold medallist to have given his life in the theatre of war. This book chronicles both Healy’s glittering sports performances and the torment behind this great, lost Olympian.

The Last Of The Celts

Author: Marcus Tanner
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300115352
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Award-winning author Tanner has journeyed throughout the Celtic world--from the wilds of Northwest Scotland to the Isle of Man, and from Boston to Cape Breton--seeking the Celtic past and what remains of authentic culture.

Journal Of The Royal Society Of Antiquaries Of Ireland

Author: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
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Index of archaeological papers published in 1891, under the direction of the Congress of Archaeological Societies in union with the Society of Antiquaries.

The Proceedings And Papers Of The Royal Society Of Antiquaries Of Ireland

Author: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
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Races And Peoples

Author: Daniel Garrison Brinton
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West Of Ireland

Author: Unknown UK Publisher
Editor: Premier Guides Ltd
ISBN: 9781904895053
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True Myth

Author: Nashid Al-Amin
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466960043
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Why is it that encyclopedias assert the Vikings, or Norsemen, landed in parts of North America, yet the Vikings have never been credited with its discovery? Historians bestow this honor on Christopher Columbus, who ventured here five hundred years after the Vikings, having never set foot on the continent! True Myth: Black Vikings of the Middle Ages takes the reader where he or she has never been before. We have always been told that Vikings, or Norsemen, were tall, blond, white and blue-eyedan image that has been presented to us in books and films. Now comes a book that challenges this centuries-old assertion, presenting evidence that these vaunted warriors were not the people popular historians have told us they were. The author presents evidence that white-skinned peoples in England, Ireland, and Wales referred to Vikings as black pagans and black devils. The extent of their dominance in Europe is examinedin fact, the author presents a reassessment of Europe that some readers will find difficult to believe, beginning with mans migrations into the continent and examining a number of black-skinned peoples who called Europe home from very ancient times almost to the present. The reader has never read a book like thisfilled with quotations from noted historians as well as from several Icelandic sagasthat will take the reader on a journey he or she has never imagined! A more accurate picture of Europe has never been presented before. The writer revisits the last ice age, presents evidence of the heavy presence of blacks in ancient Europe, and revisits ancient Greece, Rome, and areas of Asia, discussing the presence of black-skinned peoples in them before arriving in Viking-age Scandinavia when Norsemen embarked on a three-century-long assault on the continent and began migrating to Iceland and other areas of North America. Once the reader has completed True Myth: Black Vikings of the Middle Ages, he or she will have to question what he or she has been taught, historians once thought to be trustworthy, and the notion that the races were strictly divided and had never intermingled. There has never been a truer picture of Europe written, and the reader now has the opportunity to embark on the most thrilling journey he or she will ever take.

Ballykilcline Rising

Author: Mary Lee Dunn
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How tenant farmers evicted from Ireland made a new life in the United States

Celtic Saints In Their Landscape

Author: Elizabeth Rees
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445614146
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The world of Celtic Christianity explored.

Celtic Saints Of Ireland

Author: Elizabeth Rees
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752492918
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Most books about Celtic saints are based on their legendary medieval lives. This book, however, is based upon our earliest surviving information: an examination of the sites where these early Christians lived and worked. Archaeology, combined with the study of place names, inscribed stones and early texts, offers us important clues which help us to piece together something of the fascinating world of early Irish Christianity. Elizabeth Rees, an acknowledged authority on Celtic Christianity, has produced this insightful history which is the first in an exciting new series. Illustrated throughout with her own evocative photographs of where these saints resided and worked, the reader is drawn into the beautiful world which these men and women inhabited.

Ireland 2000

Author: Fodor's
Editor: Fodor's
ISBN:
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For 2000, Fodor's has added two new Dublin Rambles: pleasant walks through fine neighborhoods exploring such topics as Georgian architecture and James Joyce's Dublin.

Celtic Scotland

Author: William Forbes Skene
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Celtic Scotland0

Author: William Forbes Skene
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Celtic Scotland Church And Culture

Author: William Forbes Skene
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The Hidden Places Of Ireland

Author: David Gerrard
Editor: Travel Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781904434108
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Often called the Emerald Isle, Ireland is rich in greenery, but there is an abundance of every variety of landscape. This guide focuses on the well-known as well as the more secluded venues for food, accommodation and places of interest in the country.

Ireland 2003

Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff
Editor: Fodor's
ISBN: 9781400010721
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Present essays on diverse Irish scenes together with tourist information and historical background

Ireland

Author: Fodor's
Editor: Fodor's
ISBN: 9780679001522
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Experienced and first-time travelers alike rely on Fodor's Gold Guides for rich, reliable coverage the world over. Updated each year and containing a full-color, foldout Rand McNally map, a Fodor's Gold Guide is an essential tool for any kind of traveler. Smart travel tips and important contact info make planning your trip a breeze, and detailed coverage of sights, accommodations, and restaurants give you the info you need to make your experience enriching and hassle-free. If you only have room for one guide, this is the one for you. The best guide to Ireland, updated every year All about dazzling Dublin, with step-by-step city walks from Fitzwilliam Square to trendy Temple Bar Five-star scenery: the best country drives to medieval abbeys, Palladian manors, Killarney lakes, and the prettiest coastal villages Top shopping -- Waterford crystal, Aran sweaters, and more Great golf, fishing, hiking, biking, and Gaelic sports A genealogical map with the 150 most common Irish names Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget Castle resorts, top-value city hotels, regal country estates, plus cozy cottages and family-run B&Bs The latest restaurants, country-house dining, new European-style cafes, and tastiest pub grub Fresh, thorough, practical -- off and on the beaten path Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands All reviews based on visits by savvy writer-residents 32 pages of maps, 16 vacation itineraries, and more Smart travel tips Fodor's Choice What's Where Pleasures & Pastimes New & Noteworthy Festivals Further reading and videos Complete index