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Blarney Castle: Its History, Development and Purpose

Blarney Castle Its History Development and Purpose A social history of one of Ireland s most famous sites Richly illustrated with color photos and maps throughout Demonstrates why the site is far than just the Blarney Stone Blarney Castle in County Co

  • Title: Blarney Castle: Its History, Development and Purpose
  • Author: Mark Samuel
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A social history of one of Ireland s most famous sites Richly illustrated with color photos and maps throughout Demonstrates why the site is far than just the Blarney Stone Blarney Castle in County Cork is one of Ireland s oldest and most historic castles, an ancient stronghold of the McCarthys, Lords of Muskerry, and one of the strongest fortresses in Munster It A social history of one of Ireland s most famous sites Richly illustrated with color photos and maps throughout Demonstrates why the site is far than just the Blarney Stone Blarney Castle in County Cork is one of Ireland s oldest and most historic castles, an ancient stronghold of the McCarthys, Lords of Muskerry, and one of the strongest fortresses in Munster It is also one of Ireland s biggest tourist attractions over 300,000 people visit Blarney Castle each year.This new book sets the castle in a wider context which includes aspects of social, architectural and local history with particular focus on County Cork, including the history of the area around Blarney, the Gaelic society which built the castle, the function of the castle and the gradual development of the property from a well defended family seat to a major tourist attraction At the same time it sets the castle within a wider context of national history and events Since the site controlled a natural route to Cork City and was at the very edge of English Rule in Ireland, there is a relative wealth of extant documentation Thus the book uses the evidence of both the building itself and of historical material to interpret the castle A new survey of the castle has been carried out and there is a fresh examination of the evidence it provides and how this illuminates the documentary accounts The authors draw on their own archaeological expertise to pull to

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