Burncourt is a rural area in Co. Tipperary. The name derives from the burning of the Everard Mansion in 1650. This was done by Cromwell or, as local lore has it, by Lady Catherine Everard, who did not want the castle to fall into Cromwellian hands. The castle was never reoccupied and now lies as an imposing ruin on the landscape. Burncourt is an area where history abounds. Yet we can never know the full story of a place; all that can be provided are glimpses into the past. In this work, author Rose M. Cleary allows us to look at how the area developed and evolved, and how it was shaped by its rich history. This is Burncourt.
Rose M. Cleary is an author, archaeologist and native of Burncourt. She worked in the Archaeology Department in UCC for many years, specialising in Irish prehistory. She has been involved in archaeological field work, excavations and the surveying of archaeological sites across Munster. She has published extensively on many aspects of Irish archaeology, including the excavations at Burncourt Castle.
An Illustrated History
Illustrated history of a highly popular tourist destination.
Strandhill, the largest coastal village in Sligo, has long been a much-loved destination for tourists, the surfing and water-sports community and for outdoor enthusiasts of all types.
It is also a place of immense historic interest with a rich and varied past that local author and journalist Peigin Doyle explores in this beautifully illustrated work. Containing previously unseen archive photographs and images, this is a work that will long be treasured by locals and visitors alike.
Peigin Doyle is an author, journalist and PR consultant based in Sligo. Her specialist areas are history, heritage and archaeology. She has previously published in these areas for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and for Wordwell Books.
Burncourt & Strandhill DUO
- ISBN: 978 19 16 13 75 5
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