It is a richly illustrated, beautifully written, and immensely authoritative work that will be the guide to Ireland's geography for many years to come. 'Ireland's landscape heritage, like that of many parts of rural Europe, is under threat.
Author: F. H. A. Aalen
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Lush and green, the beauty of Ireland's landscape is legendary. "The Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape" has harnessed the expertise of dozens of specialists to produce an exciting and pioneering study which aims to increase understanding and appreciation for the landscape as an important element of Irish national heritage, and to provide a much needed basis for an understanding of landscape conservation and planning. Essentially cartographic in approach, the Atlas is supplemented by diagrams, photographs, paintings, and explanatory text. Regional case studies, covering the whole of Ireland from north to south, are included, along with historical background. The impact of human civilization upon Ireland's geography and environment is well documented, and the contributors to the Atlas deal with contemporary changes in the landscape resulting from developments in Irish agriculture, forestry, bog exploitation, tourism, housing, urban expansion, and other forces. "The Atlas of the Rural Irish Landscape" is a book which aims to educate and inform the general reader and student about the relationship between human activity and the landscape. It is a richly illustrated, beautifully written, and immensely authoritative work that will be the guide to Ireland's geography for many years to come.
I/Valker's Handbook of Ireland, an Illustrated Guide for Tourists and Travellers,
2nd ed. Dublin, London: n. d.  Aalen, F. H. A. “The Irish Rural Landscape:
Synthesis of Habitat and History.” Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape. Edited by E
Author: William Williams
Publisher: Anthem Press
Although modern tourism did not begin in Ireland, it developed there rapidly after 1750, making the island one of the first counties in which tourism became a driving economic and cultural factor. Based on the accounts of British and Anglo-Irish travelers, this book charts the development of tourism in Ireland from its origins in the mid-eighteenth century to the country's emergence as a major European tourist destination a century later. Ireland presents an example of how modern tourism developed as a self-organizing system. There were no tourist boards, no planning commissions, no government grants and no consultants. Apart from some basic infrastructure, such as roads and hostelry, most of the elements needed to support tourism in Ireland emerged without over-arching planning, and coordination largely through the generally uncoordinated actions of landlords, entrepreneurs, and the peasantry. Given its scenic attractions and proximity to Great Britain, Ireland’s position as a tourism Mecca might seem inevitable. Yet tourism in Ireland, as anywhere else in the eighteenth century, had to be invented. Mountains and lakes had to be reconfigured in the public imagination as tourist sites. Through the descriptive accounts of travel writers the sites had to be identified and defined in ways that made them attractive and meaningful to potential visitors. Landlords often opened and organized the sites for visitors. However, the actual activities on the ground - what the tourists viewed and experienced - evolved out of the interaction between the visitors and the veritable army of peasant guides, jarvies, vendors, porters, and beggars who greeted and served them. These contacts combined with British stereotypes regarding the Irish to create distinctly 'Irish' tourist experiences. In addition to period travel writing, this work draws upon recent scholarship in the fields of tourism and travel studies to produce the first investigation of the history of the initial century of Irish tourism.
Aalen, F.H. (1992) 'Ireland', in C.G. Pooley (ed.) Housing Strategies in Europe,
1880–1930, Leicester: Leicester University Press. Aalen, F.H., Whelan, K. and
Stout, M. (eds) (1997) Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape, Cork: Cork University ...
Author: Terry Barry
A History of Settlement in Ireland provides a stimulating and thought-provoking overview of the settlement history of Ireland from prehistory to the present day. Particular attention is paid to the issues of settlement change and distribution within the contexts of: * environment * demography * culture. The collection goes further by setting the agenda for future research in this rapidly expanding area of academic interest. This volume will be essential reading for all those with an interest in the archaeology, history and social geography of Ireland.
88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape, 2nd ed. (Cork, 2011),
. The Nation, 4 July 1857, 712 The Nation, 12 September 1857,25. The Nation, 4
July 1857, 712 The Nation, 18 July 1857, 744. The Nation, 5 September 1857, ...
Author: Deane, S., and Deane, C.
Publisher: Field Day Publications
Field Day Review, the finest essays in Irish Studies
Ireland's civil war. London, 1968. 5 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY AND
DEMOGRAPHY Aalen, F. H. A. Man and the landscape in Ireland. London, 1978.
Whelan, Kevin; and Stout, Matthew (ed.). Atlas of the Irish rural landscape. Cork,
Author: J. R. Hill
Publisher: OUP Oxford
A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume VII covers a period of major significance in Ireland's history. It outlines the division of Ireland and the eventual establishment of the Irish Republic. It provides comprehensive coverage of political developments, north and south, as well as offering chapters on the economy, literature in English and Irish, the Irish language, the visual arts, emigration and immigration, and the history of women. The contributors to this volume, all specialists in their field, provide the most comprehensive treatment of these developments of any single-volume survey of twentieth-century Ireland.
Ireland's. Landscapes. Michael. Starrett. The Irish landscape has been the focus
of attention for generations. Whether ... such as Irish Geographical Studies (
Stephens and Glasscock, 1970) or the Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape (Aalen
et al, ...
Author: Kevin Bishop
Not since the 19th century has the future of the countryside been such a focus of political and public attention, nor of profound uncertainty and anguished debate. A watershed has now been reached, and in this time of unprecedented change, new tools are needed for planning and managing the countryside. Increasingly the 'drivers' of countryside management and conservation are European and international. They aim to provide comprehensive new frameworks for the whole countryside, and encourage community-driven planning and protection. There have been numerous responses at the country and local levels within the UK. In this book, a broad range of scholars and practitioners review the international drivers affecting countryside policy and practice, and - through a variety of case studies - they assess the value of country and local responses. The result is a powerful and coherent volume that provides a fully up-to-date review and analysis of the pressures on the countryside, the policies for the future and the keys to successful implementation. Countryside Planning is essential reading for planners, local authorities and rural organizations, conservationists and environmental groups, as well as academics and students in planning, rural studies, environmental studies and geography.
Social, environmental, and eco— nomic aspects of Ireland are the subject of
R.W.G. Carter and A.J. Parker (eds), Ireland (1989). F.H.A. Aalen, Kevin Whelan,
and Matthew Stout (eds), Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape, 2nd ed., rev. and ...
Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing
Although the independent Irish republic emerged only relatively recently, its rich history and cultural bounties date back centuries. The Irish have long endured strife, struggling against external controlnotably English ruleas well as against infighting, often between Roman Catholics and Protestants. Yet even amidst such conflict, Ireland has continued to be known as the land of saints and scholars, with writers such as James Joyce and W.B. Yeats, as well as musicians U2 and Sinead OConnor, representing some of its most memorable cultural output. This compelling profile of Ireland surveys the land, people, culture, and history of this storied country, from the beginning of Celtic society to the development of the Celtic Tiger economy of the early 21st century.
FROM THE EDITORS OF IRISH RURAL LANDSCAPES Dedicated to the ... This
study complements the Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape and is the second of a
Landscape Series that will focus in detail on different regions in Ireland.
Author: Billy Colfer
Publisher: Cork University Press
"The Hook Peninsula continues the Irish Rural Landscape series, building on the research agenda established by the internationally successful Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape. Located in county Wexford, this region was the first to be conquered by the Anglo-Normans and its landscape was shaped by the establishment of two Cistercian abbeys (Tintern and Dunbrody) in the Middle Ages. The location of the peninsula beside a major estuary and busy shipping lanes was of vital importance. The Hook figured prominently in the Confederate Wars in the seventeenth century and in the 1798 rebellion." "This compact and highly distinctive peninsula makes for a compelling case-study in which Billy Colfer carefully knits the local story into a wider narrative. An eye for detail and an intuitive understanding of his local community creates a vivid story, while Colfer's obvious love for the Hook infuses the volume with an underlying passion all the more moving for being understated. Ireland, 'an island nation', has at last a volume informed by a maritime perspective from a writer who understands the sea and its formative influence on landscapes and lives. In these beautiful pages, an astonishing array of maps, photographs, paintings, archive sketches and new drawings ensure that the Hook landscape is given a radiant treatment."--BOOK JACKET.
A. P. Smyth , Dublin , 2000 , 109-20 Swift 2003 Stout and Stout 1997 - and M.
Stout , ' Early landscapes : from prehistory to plantation ' , in Atlas of the Irish
Rural Landscape , ed . F. H. A. Aalen , K. Whelan and M. Stout , Cork , 1997 , 31–
Author: Tomás Ó Carragáin
Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
This is the first book devoted to churches in Ireland dating from the arrival of Christianity in the fifth century to the early stages of the Romanesque around 1100, including those built to house treasures of the golden age of Irish art, such as the Book of Kells and the Ardagh chalice. � Carrag�in's comprehensive survey of the surviving examples forms the basis for a far-reaching analysis of why these buildings looked as they did, and what they meant in the context of early Irish society. � Carrag�in also identifies a clear political and ideological context for the first Romanesque churches in Ireland and shows that, to a considerable extent, the Irish Romanesque represents the perpetuation of a long-established architectural tradition.
F.H.A. Aalen, Kevin Whelan, and Matthew Stout (eds), Atlas of the Irish Rural
Landscape (Cork, 1997), 79. W.H. Crawford, The Impact of the Domestic Linen
Industry in Ulster (Belfast, 2005). For a bibliography of Crawford's work: Brenda ...
Author: Alvin Jackson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and embracing 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians. The Handbook offers a set of scholarly perspectives drawn from numerous disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, and the Irish language. It looks at the Irish at home as well as in their migrant and diasporic communities. The Handbook combines sets of wide thematic and interpretative essays, with more detailed investigations of particular periods. Each of the contributors offers a summation of the state of scholarship within their subject area, linking their own research insights with assessments of future directions within the discipline. In its breadth and depth and diversity, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History offers an authoritative and vibrant portrayal of the history of modern Ireland.
Author: Pat McArt
Publisher: Artcam Pub
This is indeed, the perfect resource and handy reference book to Ireland today, as well as providing important information about Ireland past, all within the covers of one inexpensively priced paperback book. For anyone interested in Irish culture, history, politics, the arts, industry and sports, this is the one book you must have. It contains detailed statistics and tables on current population trends, political parties, industrial development, mining, fishing, religion, tourism, the media, and much more. The authors have put modern Ireland in context by providing considerable detail about key personalities, past and present, who have shaped the political, social, and economic landscape of the country.
This study complements the Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape, published in
1997, and will be one of a Landscape Series that will look in detail at different
regions in Ireland. I wish to record my thanks to many individuals, organisations,
Author: Geraldine Stout
Publisher: Cork University Press
The book is also concerned with the future of this protected cultural landscape and recommends actions to ensure its' preservation."--Cover.
Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape. Cork, Ireland: Cork University Press, 1997.
Anderson, Christopher. The Day John Died. New York: William Morrow, 2000.
Ash, Jennifer. Private Palm Beach: Tropical Style. New York: Abbeville Press,
Author: Edward Klein
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Death was merciful to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for it spared her a parent's worst nightmare: the loss of a child. But if Jackie had lived to see her son, JFK Jr., perish in a plane crash on his way to his cousin's wedding, she would have been doubly horrified by the familiar pattern in the tragedy. Once again, on a day that should have been full of joy and celebration, America's first family was struck by the Kennedy Curse. In this probing expose, renowned Kennedy biographer Edward Klein--a bestselling author and journalist personally acquainted with many members of the Kennedy family--unravels one of the great mysteries of our time and explains why the Kennedys have been subjected to such a mind-boggling chain of calamities. Drawing upon scores of interviews with people who have never spoken out before, troves of private documents, archives in Ireland and America, and private conversations with Jackie, Klein explores the underlying pattern that governs the Kennedy Curse. The reader is treated to penetrating portraits of the Irish immigrant Patrick Kennedy; Rose Kennedy's father, "Honey Fitz"; the dynasty's founding father Joe Kennedy and his ill-fated daughter Kathleen, President Kennedy, accused rapist William Kennedy Smith, and the star-crossed lovers, JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette. Each of the seven profiles demonstrates the basic premise of this book: The Kennedy Curse is the result of the destructive collision between the Kennedy's fantasy of omnipotence-an unremitting desire to get away with things that others cannot-and the cold, hard realities of life.
F.H.A. Aalen, Kevin Whelan, and Matthew Sout, eds., Atlas of the Irish Rural
Landscape, 2nd ed. (Cork: Cork University Press, 2011), 86–91. John Prebble,
The Highland Clearances (London: Secker and Warburg, 1963). The literature is
Author: Peter Linebaugh
Publisher: PM Press
In bold and intelligently written essays, historian Peter Linebaugh takes aim at the thieves of land, the polluters of the seas, the ravagers of the forests, the despoilers of rivers, and the removers of mountaintops. From Thomas Paine to the Luddites and from Karl Marx—who concluded his great study of capitalism with the enclosure of commons—to the practical dreamer William Morris who made communism into a verb and advocated communizing industry and agriculture, to the 20th-century communist historian E. P. Thompson, Linebaugh brings to life the vital commonist tradition. He traces the red thread from the great revolt of commoners in 1381 to the enclosures of Ireland, and the American commons, where European immigrants who had been expelled from their commons met the immense commons of the native peoples and the underground African American urban commons, and all the while urges the ancient spark of resistance.
The future of the Irish rural landscape ( Dublin , 1985 ) Aalen , F . H . A . , K .
Whelan , and M . Stout ( eds ) , Atlas of the Irish rural landscape ( Cork , 1997 )
Andrews , J . H . , Plantation acres : an historical study of the Irish land surveyor
and his ...
Author: Patrick J. Duffy
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
This book highlights the principal themes and elements in the making of the landscape, and the sources which can assist historians and historical geographers in studying and understanding Irish landscape history. Major and local sources relating to the natural environment, cultural landscapes and the built environment are explored. The book also looks at representations of landscapes in literature, painting and other artistic sources which can provide insights into the nature of real and imagined worlds of the past. The ultimate source which features prominently throughout this study is the landscape itself on which generations before us have inscribed the marks of their presence in fields, farms, houses, villages, towns, roads, lanes and the infrastructure of settlement.
The Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape was conceived to heighten awareness of
the cultural landscape . Beyond a superficial appreciation of ' scenery ' , the
landscape rarely impinged on Irish national consciousness . Despite its centrality
Author: Billy Colfer
Publisher: Irish Rural Landscape
The book details the origins and growth of Wexford town since its establishment by the Vikings in the early tenth century. The influence of the broader environment on the foundation, expansion and economic development of the town is also examined. Periods covered include the Anglo-Norman, the Cromwellian settlement and eighteenth-century expansion. Detailed sections will include medieval churches, town wall and castle, the 1798 Rebellion and nineteenth-century church expansion. As a maritime town, shipping and trade for the different periods will also be examined. The growth of the town down to the present time will be analyzed by using a series of maps and aerial photographs. Wexford town has a long and rich history, a varied archival record, and a powerful personality embedded in its tight streets. The landscape layers that underpin the town are painstakingly built up, period by period, component by component. The focus of this volume is different from a conventional history because the concentration is on helping the reader to understand how the landscape of the town is evolving. To achieve this understanding in this most cosmopolitan of towns, the book ranges far and wide--from the Viking north to the Mediterranean south, from privateers to navy commodores, from croppies to entrepreneurs. The history of the town leaps into vivid life through four hundred illustrations, including fifty new maps, historic prints, photographs and paintings. The result is a comprehensive treatment of the evolution of Wexford town, understood not just as an abstract pattern of bricks and mortar, but as a real place where people lived and loved, shopped and traded, fell and rose, all the time creating through their accumulated efforts a rich communal fabric. Wexford town has its own distinctive setting on its shallow harbor, its own way of doing things, its own accent, its own inheritance of streets, buildings and spaces. Together, they create the town, whose story is so evocatively recorded here.