First printed in 2013, 'The Islands of the Fergus Estuary' by Dolores Meaney and Jackie McCarthy Elger [Cat Beag Books] looks at the Fergus Islands of Co Clare lying on the estuary stretching from Clarecastle to Shannon and Kildysart.
It examines the larger islands - their history, archaeology and folklore as well as the people who lived there.
Their history is a microcosm of Co Clare’s history - from the monastic foundations of the early saints to a medieval Augustinian Abbey, from the castles of the Irish chieftains through Cromwellian times to the era of English landlords.
It also presents a current photographic record of the islands plus a selection of older photographs of past inhabitants.
Reprinted in 2020 – There is a limited number so get a copy while you can!
PRICE: €20 (+ €4 p&p) and can be posted worldwide.
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