The first edition of the Atlas of the Irish rural landscape (1997) was immediately hailed as a classic. For its time it was a ground-breaking publication, featuring a previously unsurpassed […]

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The wolf is as rich an image in literature as it is a reality—albeit a persecuted one—in natural history. Invariably featured as a menace in mythology and folklore, the wolf, […]

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A New History of Ireland, vol. 1 Prehistoric and early Ireland Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (ed.) (Oxford University Press, €187.40) ISBN 0-19-821737-4Reviewing a book that weighs in at more than 1200 […]

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The presentation of Irish culture as a commodity has developed into a remarkable world-wide phenomenon in recent years. The success of Irish writers, musicians and dancers on the global stage […]

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While the title under review hints at a book of limited focus, suggesting a curious blend of archaeology and dilettante history, what we have is an in-depth study more comprehensive […]

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