No country is as rich in field antiquities as Ireland, and this work gives an account in simple language of the origin, purpose, date and distribution of all classes of monuments with the exception of ecclesiastical remains and medieval castles. It provides the general reader with all the information he is likely to need on such monuments as forts, megalithic tombs, crannogs and stone circles and is an exceptionally useful book for the student. Published in 1979, this fifth edition was thoroughly revised and updated to include more recently discovered sites and new interpretations. Includes map and chronological table.
From the Preface to the First Edition. Preface to the Fifth Edition. 1. Introduction 2. Forts 3. Fields, Roads and Linear Earthworks 4. Souterrains 5. House Sites 6. Coastal Dwelling Sities 7. Ancient Cooking Places 8. Crannógs 9. Megalithic Tombs 10. Burial Mounds 11. Standing Stones 12. Stone Alignments 13. Stone Circles
Reissuing works originally published between 1930 and 1996, this set presents a rich selection of renowned and lesser-known scholarship across the subject. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this set of research, guidance and surveys. It includes works of theory and of practical research, ranging over a wide range of themes from archaeology and place-names to industrial archaeology to the rock art of Africa.