IRELAND, LAND OF THE CELTS
The mystique of the Celtic culture has captivated readers and writers for centuries. In this book, complete with more than 100 color photos and illustrations, Iain Zaczek, an art history connoisseur, reveals his findings during his own personal exploration of Celtic civilization. Drawing on arch’ological discoveries and classic myths and legends, this publication examines Celtic society and the way it developed during a thousand years. From Collins & Brown, distributed by Sterling (www.sterlingpub.com). 160 pp. $24.95.
IRISH STONE WALLS
The author is an expert stone mason. As might be expected, he is passionate about stone, particularly Irish stone walls. This hardback from the O’Brien Press in Dublin covers the history, building and conservation of stone walls. It is a timely publication because of the current interest in preserving old stone walls and the authentic repair of old houses. The book is illustrated with photos of traditional stone walls, as well as drawings of walling and repair techniques. O’Brien Press, Dublin; distributed in the U.S. by Independent Publishers Group (www:ipgbook.com). 175 pp. $24.95.
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IRELAND IN QUOTES
"There is an awful lot to gain and a frightening amount to lose." In this latest work — a book of quotations — from Irish Times journalist Conor O’Clery, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern provides the last word, an appropriate summary of the current state of affairs in Ireland. Arranged in chronological order, the thousands of quotations give an oral history of Ireland during the last 100 years, with a cast of characters ranging from politicians and prelates to poets and people caught up in the turbulence of the times. O’Clery, a Belfast native and currently the Irish Times’ Asia correspondent, was Washington correspondent in the mid-1990s. O’Brien Press, Dublin; distributed in the U.S. by Independent Publishers Group (www:ipgbook.com). 269 pp. $24.