DUN AONGHASA BOOKThe stone fort of Dún Aonghasa stands at the edge of Atlantic-facing cliffs on the island of Inis Mór - on a clear day much of the west coast of Ireland is visible from the site. This richly illustrated guidebook traces the history of Dún Aonghasa from the Bronze Age down to its abandonment around a thousand years ago.

The author, Claire Cotter was director of extensive archaeological excavations by the Discovery Programme at the fort in the 1990's. This book answers many questions about the fort including: How old is the fort? Who built it? Why did they build it? Did people live there? Has half the fort fallen into the sea? Were the islands ever joined to the mainland? Are there people buried in the fort? The guidebook is the fourth book she has published on that project - the other books two monographs and a digital volume are parts of five volumes of "Western Stone Forts Project: Excavations at Dún Aonghasa and Dún Eoghanachta".


National Museum of Ireland (gift shop), Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
The Campus Bookshop, UCD Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.

Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Galway.
Dubray Books, 4 Shop Street, Galway.
NUIG Bookshop, Galway.
Kenny’s Bookshop, Liosban Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway

Inis Mór/Árainn:
Dún Aonghasa Visitor Centre, Inis Mór.
Gearóid Browne's shop in Cill Ronáin, Inis Mór.
Sighle Cotter, Lia Arann at Cill Mhuirbhí, Inis Mór.

Dingle Peninsula Museum / Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne. Ballyferriter, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Maguires' Cafe and Shop, Hill of Tara, Navan, Co. Meath
Bru na Bóinne Gift Shop, Donore, Co. Meath

ISBN 978-0-9536973-1-1

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