The people of Ireland and America are historically connected though culture, language, and heritage. For the Irish and Americans alike, the history and archaeology of the islands of western Ireland draw our attention to the unique nature of islanders, their ability to thrive in demanding conditions, and in many cases, the cultural foundation of the Irish who immigrated to America. As seen in this guide to the heritage of Inishbofin and Inishark, the work of the Notre Dame Culture Landscapes of the Irish Coast project illustrates collaborative research, of people from many countries, to document and share some of the rich cultural heritage of the islands.
This collaborative research and this publication have been made possible by the support of the John Tynan Family. Through their generous support, Culture Landscapes of the Irish Coast project has developed a more detailed understanding of the heritage, history and archaeology of the people of western Ireland. This support, as well as additional funding from the Keough- Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, the Institute of Scholarship in the Liberal Studies, and the Office of Research, University of Notre Dame, has furthered our understanding of the archaeology, history, and stories of the islanders. On behalf of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies I invite you to explore and learn about the remarkable heritage, history, and archaeology of the people of the islands of Inishbofin and Inishark.
The book comes with links though the amazing Aurasma App which allows the reader to connect via a smart phone to videos which link the book to the stories and the cultural heritage of the islands. A sample can be seen in the link below.
Líonta na Cuimhne (Nets of Memory)
|Author||Ian Kuijt, Ryan Lash, William Donaruma, Katie Shakour, Tommy Burke|
|Publication Data||June 2015|
|Subjects||Islands, People, archaeology, anthropology|
Island Places, Island Lives: Exploring Inishbofin and Inishark Heritage, Co. Galway, Ireland
- ISBN: 978-1-905569-92-2
- Author(s): Ian Kuijt, Ryan Lash, William Donaruma, Katie Shakour, Tommy Burke
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