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Author: David Sweetman
ISBN: 1903464803
Language: English
Pages: 218 pages
Category: Europe
Publisher: The Collins Press (June 2005)
Rating: 4.7
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Medieval Castles of Ireland is a ed little gem of a book, filled with BW and color photographs as well as elevations and plans of slected castles. This is a book you spend an afternoon engrossed in, rather than a serious architectural survey to explain Medieval fortifications. It focuses much more attention to the buildings and their era rather than the personalities behind them

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`The definitive book on the archaeology of Irish castles.' TERRY BARRY, Trinity College Dublin. The great age of Irish castle-building began with the arrival of the Anglo-Normans, traditionally dated to 1169, and continued right up to the seventeenth century. This account of the development of Irish castles proceeds chronologically from the large earthwork and stone castles introduced by the Anglo-Normans, through the later medieval hall houses and tower houses, to the strong houses and fortified houses which marked the end of the medieval period. Blarney Castle (County Cork) and Bunratty Castle (County Limerick) are famous surviving examples of medieval castle-building, but as this book shows, they are in good company, and there are many others to be found in whole or in part throughout the country. The volume is lavishly illustrated with 200 original drawings and photographs.
Comments (5)
Zeleence
Relatively thorough. However, nothing much said about Foulksrath castle (which has a very interesting history) or Rockfleet (ditto). Would have appreciated more floor plans, too. Otherwise, a good read.
Ranterl
There has been quite a bit written about Castles in Ireland. As we discovered when we started to research the history of a tower house castle we are preparing to conserve/restore, the literature varies in value. This book stands out. It provides a great breadth and depth of information while remaining accessible throughout. It is as readable by the novice as by the expert. It achieves this through clear writing, good referencing and excellent illustration and layout.
Yozshugore
A book (2000 edition) well worthwhile having if you are interested in Irish castles and related structures going back to earthworks. I found it detailed, comprehensive, interesting and readable, but not a lavish coffee-table style volume with elaborate, full-page color photographs. The information is divided into fortified structures by category (not every defensive building is a castle). There are numerous photos (mainly in black and white, but with some color plates inserted) and building plans together with several sketches, drawings and sections. I regret that the publisher did not include maps of Ireland, showing the location of the many buildings conscientiously described, so that one could use the book as a reference if touring Ireland by car.
Thetalune
Based on the publisher's synopsis, one would expect this book to be elucidating, interesting, and entertaining. It is nothing of the sort. While the descriptions of the multitude of Irish castles are organized by structural type and era (i.e. ringworks, stone fortresses, hall houses, etc.), the text within each chapter comes across as almost random. I struggled through the first two chapters twice each, frustrated with nearly every page. The chapters I finished did not provide overviews that invite the reader onward. The author assumes that the reader is fimiliar with technical terms without defining them well or at all. The reader must often refer to the glossary for definitions, yet many technical terms are not included in the glossary. The second chapter on early medieval stone fortresses addresses a number of noteworthy fortifications. However, the chapter is organized by castle features rather than the castles themselves, so one must read in turn about the siting of all the fortresses, then their various perimeter walls, then their keeps and donjons. The illustrations are scattered throughout the chapter rather than being aligned with the text. One must pour over the chapter to try to glean points of interest, recall (or highlight as I did) features of each castle, and out of this mental stew put together a picture of any particular location. The book seems to have been prepared as a series of lectures or a technical paper which someone decided to sell to the general public without editing it to suit its audience. There are certainly other books on the market on the same subject that will hook the reader's interest much more successfully. Having struggled through a good portion of this book, I would certainly not recommend it.
Celore
Medieval Castles of Ireland is a splendidly-illustrated little gem of a book, filled with BW and color photographs as well as elevations and plans of slected castles. Additionally, it covers the transformation from Medieval fortress to fortified tower houses. This is a book you spend an afternoon engrossed in, rather than a serious architectural survey to explain Medieval fortifications. It focuses much more attention to the buildings and their era rather than the personalities behind them. I recommend this book for anybody who is traveling to Ireland, Medieval warfare/castle enthusiasts and architects.