Irish Archaeology Illustrated, Edited by Michael Ryan
This is an excellent overview of Irish Archaeology. Michael Ryan has edited the contributions of 37 experts into a timeline covering Neolithic to 17th Century.
It's very well illustrated, with hundreds of photographs and drawings. Although the individual writers are professionals in their respective fields (no pun intended) the book does not come across as a heavy academic tome.
ISBN 0-946172-33-1 Country House Publications, Dublin. Paperback edition 1994,1997
By Lacie on Saturday, February 20, 1999 - 12:38 pm:
i think this is wonderful !! ...
Over Nine Waves - A Book of Irish Legends by Marie Heaney ..... this book was sent to be as a gift by our (i think) original CuChuliann of tir ...... a grand book ..
faber abd faber
By Lacie on Saturday, February 20, 1999 - 12:40 pm:
this one is for sprite ..
The Complet Book of the Flower Fairies ... bye Cecely Mary Barker
By Lacie on Saturday, February 20, 1999 - 12:42 pm:
WOW .. a flood gate opened with me and books *hangs head*
By Lacie on Saturday, February 20, 1999 - 12:48 pm:
anyone want some *good Aussie history and flavour*??? .... even if you dont .. i will post a couple ..
*Kings in Grass Castles* by Mary Durack (also a famous artist)
my copy is way to old to have a printed isbn on it .. sorry .. but Mary Durack is well enough known world wide to warrant knowlege by any repuatable book store ..
By Lacie on Saturday, February 20, 1999 - 12:51 pm:
The Getting of Wisdom
by Henry Handle Richardson ISBN 85561 042 5
This is a MUST!!!
By Lacie on Saturday, February 20, 1999 - 12:54 pm:
*hold her breath on other Aussie titles* ....
By Lacie on Saturday, February 20, 1999 - 01:01 pm:
oooopppps ... this was only for irish thingys .. sorry .. *hangs head*
By Accasbel on Saturday, February 20, 1999 - 02:56 pm:
Apres moi, le deluge!!!
Ye Gods Lacie *LOL*
You're right! This section of the board WAS intended for Irish (mostly old) things. I'll amend the headings to clarify that!!
Books on other topics could be introduced as a new conversation under the General section.
Could we also try to "create new conversations" for each book, or at least for each major topic
e.g. Archaeology, Celtic, Mythology, Art, Stories, Language, etc?
Plus it would be good to say a few words on the book. (Basically give reasons why anyone should bother to read it)
By Lacie on Saturday, February 20, 1999 - 02:58 pm:
*hangs head in shame* .... the excitement of the moment overtook me, Acc .... kinda shows the level of excitement in my life, huh? *L* ... i have started an *aussie* section .. i dont think i should break it down further than that ... considering why most people visit Tir is not Aussie reading .. *smiles*
By Accasbel on Saturday, February 20, 1999 - 03:35 pm:
*Waves his hand in an insufferably pompous and condecending fashion*
That's OK Lacie.
Long-term I envisage giving people the ability to set up a form of Home-in-Tír.
The Mighty Fionn's Inn flavour is a sort-of step on the way, but it doesn't give the home-owner enough control.
I'm pretty open on the topics raised. I'm just concerned that navigating the information is clear for any readers.
*Sends the Island Boys out for some boiling oil*
By Lacie on Saturday, February 20, 1999 - 03:40 pm:
ya gonna boil me in oil?? all i did was suggest some wonderful titles!! .... *island boys, hot oil .. hmmm .. maybe a few more titles would get the insufferably pompous and condecending Inn Keeper to ORDER me taken care of *ewg**
By Accasbel on Saturday, February 20, 1999 - 05:52 pm:
Take care of Lacie how??? *Roisin grabs her spear, the grin on her face as wide as the blade* We're gonna have some fun tonight!! Hey! When do we open the virtual arms practice field?? Could always put it out in the field to the side of the Tir! Work up an appetite before we come to the inn!
By Lacie on Friday, February 26, 1999 - 02:16 pm:
Roisin?? you want mortal combat??? ... well, i guess that is what i had in mind, too .. *blush* ..... but not with you *L* ... ahhhhh the island boys .... *dreaming*
i am sure i could *swish a mean swashbuckle* if i was given the chance *L*
By Guest on Sunday, November 26, 2000 - 11:03 am:
have you ever read "The Aztec" of gary Jennings?I think it's beautiful