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The Burren Wall

The Burren Wall

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The Burren Wall by Gordan Darcy

The Burren and the Aran Islands have some of the most distinctive stone walls to be found anywhere. Visitors are invariable intrigued while locals have lived with them for generations and pass little comment. The walls, in their use of local stone and economical design, nevertheless stand as liner monuments to local skill and hard-won endeavour. This book deals with the social history, from the earliest prehistoric examples to the most modern, indicating how different styles may be attributed to specific periods of construction. Celebrating the aesthetic qualities of the Burren wall in photographs, illustrations and quotations, this book also informs about natural history, presenting the wall as a habitat for myriad flora and fauna.

Paperback. 64 pages ISBN 1 873821 16 6