Ire­land’s For­got­ten Past

Tur­tle Bun­bury

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Thames & Hud­son Pub­lished: March 2019 Price: £14.95

This is a book that will de­light any­one in­ter­ested in the rich untold history of Ire­land.

There is barely a square foot of Ire­land where some­thing of his­tor­i­cal im­por­tance has not hap­pened at one time or an­other. This book looks into lesser known sto­ries from the history of the coun­try, reach­ing back to pre­his­toric times to make sense of the strange Stone Age mon­u­ments and an­cient mines that dot the is­land, as well as more mod­ern anom­alies like the dis­used rail­way lines that run through the west of the coun­try.

Bun­bury ex­plores un­ex­pected corners of the past to of­fer an in­for­ma­tive and en­ter­tain­ing glimpse into 36 lesser-known tales from Ir­ish history, from the erup­tion of a mas­sive vol­cano in County Ar­magh 60 mil­lion years ago to the side ef­fects of plan­ta­tion and con­quest.

Ire­land’s For­got­ten Past

cel­e­brates the peo­ple and events that played ma­jor roles in Ire­land’s fas­ci­nat­ing past but have been over­looked and dis­re­mem­bered. Ex­pect sto­ries of spy masters and sci­en­tists, bat­tle­fields and brothels, tai­lors and traitors.

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