• The History Of Galway - City and County - Hardback

Hardback Edition of the History of Galway

'The History of Galway' is an exciting chronicle which records the story of both city and county from prehistoric to modern times. Connemara and the eastern part of the county have surrendered some of their secrets such as the prehistoric forest of Dolan, near roundstone, while the mysterious bog body known only as the Gallagh Man and the ancient wooden causeway believed to have linked Clonfert with Clonmacnoise are detailed.

Shifting sands have revealed the presence of early man at Dogs Bay, uncovered the ruins of Christian churches on Aran and Omey and added to our knowledge of Inisheer during the Bronze Age. The Attymon Horse-Bits, the Connemara Pony, the Galway Races and the Galway Blazers are among the multitude of other topics covered. 

The section on Galway city includes the Anglo-Norman founders of the city, the shipping magnates, wine merchants, planters and Freemasons, and of course the proud tribesmen.

The stories of Grace O'Malley, Lord Haw Haw, John D'arcy, Patrick Henry Pearse, Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore, Father Eddie Flanagan, Nual Finnaghty, Eamonn Ceannt, Lady Gregory, Liam O'Flaherty, Michael Cusack and Edward Martyn are among the many interesting lives related in these pages.

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The History Of Galway - City and County - Hardback

  • Publisher: Sean Spellissy
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €21.99


Tags: 9780953468331, History, Galway, County, City