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Clanricard's Castle: Portumna House, Co. Galway
Author: Jane Fenlon (Ed.), with Mark Girouard (Introduction).
Publisher: Four Courts Press. Date: 31 Aug 2012. Hb: 224 pages. ISBN-
This book addresses many of the questions posed by the building and situation of Portumna Castle. In his introduction, Mark Girouard describes the building as ‘Irish and yet not Irish, a castle and yet not a castle, magnificent in scale’, but only on Irish terms. The authors explore the background to the planning and building of such a splendid symmetrical house west of the Shannon in the early 17th century. Contents include: Michael Mc Carthy, Locating Portumna Castle in contemporary theory and practice in European architecture; Bernadette Cunningham, Richard Burke (c.1570–1635) and the lordship at Clanricard; Jane Fenlon, Portumna, a great, many-
Jane Fenlon lectures in art history in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, UCD.
Blarney Castle -
Author: James Lyttleton
Publisher: Four Courts Press
Pb. 180pp; large format, colour ills.
Catalogue Price: €19.95.
Blarney Castle, the medieval home of the MacCarthy lords of Muskerry, is one of Ireland’s best-
James Lyttleton is a post-
Early European Castles -
Author: Oliver Creighton
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
Medieval castles were, alongside the great cathedrals, the most recognisable buildings of the medieval world. Closely associated with concepts of justice, lordship and authority as well as military might, castles came to encapsulate the period's very essence. Looking at above and below-
Robert Higham & Philip Barker
Paperback: 392 pages
Publisher: University of Exeter Press
Date: (31 Aug 2012)
2012 reprint of this standard work on the subject, hugely influential in its field, and with a new preface from Robert Higham to mark twenty years since the book's original publication. Exeter first reissued this much sought-
Excavations at South Mimms Castle Hertfordshire
Authors: John Kent, Derek Renn, and Anthony Streeten.
London and Middlesex Archaeological Society -
Publication date: February 2013
Price: £30 + £2.50 post & packing. Special price £27.00+£2.50 p&p for orders placed by April 1st.
This is the long awaited final report of the archaeological and documentary investigation of a motte-
Cheques, made payable to the ‘London & Middlesex Archaeological Soc’ should be sent to: Karen Thomas, London & Middlesex Archaeological Society, Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED.