Lough Ree: Historic lakeland settlement


Bernadette Cunningham & Harman Murtagh

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2015, Four Courts Press,                                                                                                           272 pages

Edited by Bernadette Cunningham & Harman Murtagh

Combining archaeology, historical geography, history and literature, this book explores the settlement history of Lough Ree through the centuries. Themes include place-names, mythology and literature, the architecture and context of ecclesiastical and secular buildings on the islands and surrounding shores, demesne landscapes, boating on the lake and modern island living. These authoritative studies of key themes associated with the historic settlement of this lakeland region are a valuable resource to inform future work on the heritage landscape of Lough Ree and the River Shannon. The book is part of a successful series of thematic essay collections produced by the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement.

Contributors: Aengus Finnegan (DCU), Charles Doherty (RSAI), Matthew Stout (St Pat’s, DCU), Kieran O’Conor (NUIG), Paul Naessens (NUIG), Rory Sherlock (NUIG), Harman Murtagh (Athlone IT), Bernadette Cunningham (RIA), Rolf Loeber (U Pittsburgh), Mary Shine Thompson (St Pat’s, DCU), Gearóid O’Brien (Westmeath County Library).

Bernadette Cunningham is deputy librarian at the Royal Irish Academy. Harman Murtagh was a senior lecturer at Athlone Institute of Technology. Both are past presidents of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement.