Exploring the History and Heritage of Irish Landscapes
This book highlights the principal themes and elements in the making of the landscape, and the sources which can assist historians and historical geographers in studying and understanding Irish landscape history. Major and local sources relating to the natural environment, cultural landscapes and the built environment are explored. The book also looks at representations of landscapes in literature, painting and other artistic sources which can provide insights into the nature of real and imagined worlds of the past. The ultimate source which features prominently throughout this study is the landscape itself on which generations before us have inscribed the marks of their presence in fields, farms, houses, villages, towns, roads, lanes and the infrastructure of settlement.
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Aalen acres Aran islands architecture Archives artists Atlas barony Belfast bogs boundaries buildings Castle church Clogher Connemara construction Cork countryside County county Dublin County Kildare County Mayo County Meath County Monaghan County Waterford demesnes Donegal Duffy early nineteenth century economic eighteenth century elites enclosures Estyn example f1elds f1rst famine farms Fermanagh Galway gentry Geography Gillespie Griffith's Valuation heritage history and society idem important improvement industrial infrastructure instance Ireland Dublin Irish landscape Irish rural landscape Irish towns islands Kildare Kilkenny land landlord landowners landscape history Leinster maps Maynooth Mayo Meath medieval mid-nineteenth century mills Monaghan names nature Nolan Northern Ireland Ordnance Survey paintings parish past photographs placenames places plantation population pre-famine PRONI railway records reflected regional roads settlement seventeenth century Shirley signif1cant social sources south Ulster stone structures studies tenants territorial thatched topographical townland trees twentieth century Ulster Plantation urban Valuation vernacular villages Wicklow woodland