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Maeves Reccommended Reading.
Barrington Tom: Discovering Kerry (A gem of a book that explores the local history of Kerry in great depth)
Corcoran Kevin: Kerry Walks and West Cork Walks. (Excellent walking guides)
Dunn Sean : An Atlas of Irish history.
Harbison, P: 1991 Pilgrimage in Ireland, The Monuments and the People. New York, Syracuse University Press. (Very interesting account of pilgrimage and early Christian traditions in Ireland)
Carlton Jones: Temples in Stone- Archaeology of the Burren & Aran Islands (Excellant refernece to the archaeological sites of the Burren and Aran Islands)
Kelly F: 1988. A Guide to Early Irish Law. Dublin. Dublin Institute For Advance Studies.
Mac Donald Steve: Dingle Peninsula. (This book follows the Dingle Way marked walking trial and tells us wonderful local history about each village the way goes through)
Mac Farlane Robert: The Wild places. Many beautiful descriptions about walking, camping and being in the outdoors in England, Scotland and Ireland. Every bit of this book I loved, the writer has the most wonderful turn of phrase, and you can just feel every raindrop fall and snowflake settle as he writes. Also (The book explores wildness both geographically and intellectually, testing different ideas of the wild against different landscapes, and describes Macfarlane's explorations of forests, moors, saltmarshes, mudflats, islands, sea-caves and city fringes)
Mitchell Frank: Reading the Irish Landscape.( tells of how the Irish landscape was formed, from the ice age to the earliest settlers to modern times)
Morton Cole: Hungary for Home. (I really enjoyed this read. The writer is falls in love with the magic and beauty of the Island after visiting it one summer. He then traces the story of Michael Kearney one of the Islanders who left the island for America. He settled down in Springfield, Massachusetts and with the writer reminisces about the Island)
Ó Criomhthain Tomás: The Islandman (written on the island about his life there. As he tells the reader ‘the likes of us will never be seen again’)
O' Dubhshlaine M: A Dark Day on the Blaskets. (tells of the tragic drowning of Eibhlín Nic Niocaill and Dónal ó Criomhthain on the Island on 13th August 1909. A most interesting account of one of Irelands finest scholars in the new national movement and how she came to West Kerry to study the local Gaelic dialect and her relationship with the islanders)
O' Sullivan Maurice: Twenty Years a Growing (Growing up as a young boy on the Blaskets Islands
Robinson Tim: The Aran Islands. Also wonderful series of maps on the Burren & Aran Islands.
Ryan Jim: Carrauntoohil & Macgillycuddy’s Reeks ( A walking guide to Irelands highest mountain range with twenty superb walks/hikes)
Peig Sayers: The life story of a woman from the mainland who married into the island and her life there.
Michael Smith: The Unsung Hero (about Tom Crean, Antarctic Explorer from the dingle Peninsula.
Dermot Summers: Endurance Heroic Journeys in Ireland. A collection of epic journeys from Irish history and mythology. (O'Brien Press, 20050
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