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Tara: The Guidebook

TARA THE GUIDEBOOK 3D WEBThis new informative and entertaining guidebook on Tara by Dr Mairéad Carew is richly illustrated and full of fascinating facts, observations and insights into one of the most important archaeological sites in Ireland. 

This book, written by Mairéad Carew, a cultural historian, archaeologist and author of Tara and the Ark of the Covenant answers many questions about Tara. Have you ever wondered who built Tara and why and if prehistoric people worshipped the stars there? Was there really a boy-king discovered and an Egyptian princess buried in a tomb with the Ark of the Covenant? Did Queen Victoria wear the Tara brooch? Was it just Irish people or did Romans come to live on the Hill of Tara? The book includes reconstructions of some of the monuments found beneath the soil at Tara as well as cartoons by the Irish artist Annie West.

The book retails for €10 and is available from

Online:
Amazon

Dublin:
National Museum of Ireland (gift shop), Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Kilmainham Gaol Gift shop, Inchicore Rod, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
The Campus Bookshop, UCD Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Galway:
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Galway.
Kenny’s Bookshop, Liosban Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway

Kildare:
Maynooth University Bookshop, North Campus, NUI, Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Louth:
Waterstones, Scotch Hall Shopping Centre, Marsh Road, Scotch Hall, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Meath:
Maguires' Cafe and Shop, Hill of Tara, Navan, Co. Meath
Bru na Bóinne Gift Shop, Donore, Co. Meath
Blackbird Books, Solstice Arts Centre, Railway Street, Navan, Co. Meath

ISBN 978-0-9536973-2-8

25th Anniversary Events

The Discovery Programme was initiated on 11 May 1991 by then then Taoiseach, Charles J. Haughey, TD. Our mission today still reflects the original aims to enhance knowledge of Ireland’s past and to share the results of our work with the public. With these founding principles in mind we will celebrate our twenty fifth anniversary by revisiting the communities who had hosted our research in the past as well as highlighting some of our ongoing community projects.

Ireland Map NEW

A. Clones Research Event
B. Public Archaeology Seminar and Launch of the Leo Swan Photographic Archive
C. Ballyhoura Hills exhibition
D. Glendalough Heritage Week Events
E. Launch of Tara: The Guidebook
F. Derry Digital Heritage Event
G. Rediscovering the Dingle Peninsula
H. Martin Doody Lecture 2016

Dún Aonghasa: The Guidebook

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".

Online:
Amazon

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

Galway:
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.

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

Meath:
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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