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Lankford, Cape Clear Island: Its People and Landscape. Lankford, Eamon. Cape Clear Island: Its People and Landscape. Cape Clear, Cape Clear Museum, 1999. 15 cm x 21 cm. X, 163 pages including photographs and illustrations. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Cape Clear Island – inis Cleire: Situation and Soil / The Central High Ridge / The South Coastal Area / The Area of South of Loch Ioral / Placenames / Signal Towers and Lighthouses / House Types / Landownership / The Division of Land into Farms. Bliain na gCeathruna / Land Use / When Pilchards were plentiful / Fish Curing in Cleire / The Congested Districts Board / Smuggling Coasting and Expeditions / The Great Hunger (1845-8) / Relief measures / Population / Some Emigrant Families / The Parish of Cleere / Protestant Missionary Activity in Cleire / The Landlord and Education / Early Telecommunications Systems in Cleire / Churns and other Matters / Cape Clear in the 1930s / The Ecology of Cleire: Flora and Fauna etc.

Keywords: Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish landscape, Irish Local History, West Cork

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Manning, Clonmacnoise. Manning, Conleth. Clonmacnoise. Dublin, Office of Public Works, 1994. 19.5 cm x 20 cm. 48 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Some curling of corners on cover. Inscription by preowner. Clean inside with intact binding.

Includes for example the following essays: Introduction / The Setting / Early History / The Golden Age of the Monastery / The Decline of Clonmacnoise / The Nature of the Settlement / The Churches and Other Buildings / Temple Finghin / The Nun’s Church / The Castle / The North Cross / The Ogham Stone / The Graveslabs etc.

Keywords: Church History, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History, Monasticism, Ogham

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McCarthy, Bishopstown House. McCarthy, J.P. Bishopstown House. Cork, J.P. McCarthy, No date (c.1975). 15 cm x 21 cm. 16 pages including several photographs and illustrations. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Some discolouration of cover. Inscription by preowner. Otherwise clean inside with intact staple binding.

Includes the following essays: An 18th Century Ecclesiastical Estate at Bishopstown in Co. Cork / History and Future / Features of the Estate / Addendum / Bibliography.

Keywords: Cork, Cork City, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History

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McCutcheon, Stone Wall Construction in West Cork. McCutcheon, Ivan (editor) / Rush, Conor (researcher) / Harty, Feidhlim (researcher and photographer). Stone Wall Construction in West Cork. Bandon, West Cork Leader, No date (c.2000). 14.5 cm x 21 cm. 31 pages including many photographs and illustrations. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Slight wear at edges of cover. Staple binding intact and pages clean.

Includes the following essays: Acknowledgements / Introduction / History of Stone Walls in West Cork / Wildlife Value of Stone Walls / Geology of west Cork / Appropriate Local Styles / Sources of Stone / Types of Walls / Patterns of Buildling / Dry Stone Walls / Mortars and Binding Agents / Special Stones / Bilding Stone Walls / Safety / Maintenance Matters / Builders on the Stonewall Conservation Course / Bibliography.

Keywords: Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish landscape, Irish Local History, stone wall

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McGrattan, From Laura to Katie: The Story of the Portrush Lifeboats from 1860. McGrattan, Hugh. From Laura to Katie: The Story of the Portrush Lifeboats from 1860. No Place of Publishing, Portrush Lifeboat Raft Race Committee, 2008. 21.5 cm x 18.5 cm. 141 pages. With many photographs. Original hardcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Inscription by preowner and author’s signature on title page. Otherwise clean inside with solid binding.

Includes the following chapters: Zelinda, First of the Line / The Providence Affair / A New Beginning / Zelinda becomes Laura / New Boat, Bigger Boathous / The Day the Lifeboat Did Not Come Back / Silver Lining after Tragedy / The Hopwood – End of an Era / Farewell to ‘Pulling’ Power / The Lifeboat at War / Enter the Lady Scott / A Century Marked by Courage / The Lady’s Later Years / The Arrival of the Arun / Changes – Ashore and Afloat / ILBs, Ladies and Richard’s Last Days / Katie Takes Over / Honours, Awards and New Management / Freedom of the Borough / The Coxswains / The Hon. Secretaries / The Mechanics / The Boats etc.

Foreword by Colin Williams, Divisional Inspector of Lifeboats, Ireland.

Keywords: Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Maritime History, Irish Nautical History, Nautical Books, Northern Ireland, Portrush

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McKenna, The Modest Men of Christ Church, Cork. McKenna, Rev. Terence J. / Moore, Charles V. The Modest Men of Christ Church, Cork. Cork, Rev. Terence J. McKenna and Charles V. Moore, 1970. 14 cm x 21 cm. 58 pages. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Cover slightly grubby. Clean inside with intact staple binding.

Includes the following sections: Preface by Reb. B. W. McCrea, present Rector of Holy Trinity Union, Cork / A Story Not Yet Told: Introduction / Arrivals: The Danes and the Normans in the first and second Churches (up to 1200) / Growth: the period of the second Chruch (1200 to 1660) / The Seventeen Century Parish Records / To Be Continued; the end of the second Church and the start of the third Church (1660-1970) / Some Famous Men, and a Last Word / A Short Bibliography and Footnotes.

Keywords: Church History, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History

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Various. The Journal of the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland. Mining Heritage Trust. The Journal of the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland. No.1. Dublin, MHTI, 2001. 21 cm x 29 cm. 76 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: The Sandstone Mines of Mountcharles, Co. Donegal / An Index to Listing of Irish Mining Companies, or Mining Companies which Operated in Ireland, in the Catalogue of the Board of Trade Records Held in the Public Records Office, Kew, London / From the Beara to the Keweenaw: The Migration of Irish Miners from Allihies, County Cork to the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA, 1845 – 1880 / An 1854 Catalogue of Mines and Mineral Occurrences in Ireland / The Man Engine House ,Mountain Mine, Allihies, Co. Cork / The Mining Boom of 1824-‘25: Part 1 / The Iron Works of Co. Laois / The Mines of Baravore, Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow etc.

Keywords: Allihies, Geology, Heritage, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History, Mining

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Various. The Journal of the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland. Mining Heritage Trust. The Journal of the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland. No.2. Dublin, MHTI, 2002. 21 cm x 29 cm. 76 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Editorial by Des Cowman / Salvaging minesites – the case of Keel / Sir Richard Griffith’s ‘Catalogue of Mines and Minareal Occurrences in Ireland: Notes on various editions published between 1853 and 1862 / Harvey’s of Hayle / A unique Cornish engine house – Williams’ in Avoca / A survey of Tankardstown Mine, Bunhahon, Co. Waterford / The Mining Boom of 1824-‘25 : Part 2 – Aftermath / Glandore Mines, Country Cork: history and survey / Cistercian geology and their Medieval Quarries / A compendium of illustrations and descriptions of some Irish historic mine workings from rare out-of-print publications and other sources.

Keywords: Geology, Heritage, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History, Mining

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Neeson, Our Heritage - Cork. Neeson, Geraldine. Our Heritage – Cork. Dublin, Bruce Spicer Ltd., 1970. 23 cm x 28 cm. 12 pages including many photographs. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear.

Includes a foreword by Peter Barry, Lord Mayor.

Keywords: Cork City, Heritage, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History, Photographs

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Nevill, Geology and Ireland. Nevill, W.E. Geology and Ireland. Dublin, Allen Figgis, 1974. 13.5 cm x 21 cm. XV, 263 pages. Original softcover. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear. Some discolouration of cover and browning of page edges. Inscription by preowner. Fragile binding.

Includes for example the following essays: Igneous Rocks: Volcanoes / Sedimentary Rocks / Metamorphic Rocks / The Common Minerals / Weathering / Soils of Ireland / Mineral and Ore Deposits / Geological Maps and Sections: Form of Outcrops / Folds, Faults and Joints / Basement Rocks: Irish Dalradians / Devonian (Old Red Sandstone) / Carmoniferous / New Red Standstone: Jurassic: Cretaceous etc.

″This text is an introduction to Geology and Physical Geography, intended primarily for students at advanced school and lower university levels, but it should also meet the requirements of laymen and all who view these two branches of science as cultural subjects. Because of the importance of agriculture in Ireland, a complete chapter is devoted to the country’s soils.” (Publisher)

Keywords: Geography, Geology, Irish History, Irish Interest, Rocks

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