The Ring of Kerry
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What is The Ring of Kerry ?

Well, it’s a route, a trail, a road..
But this is no ordinary road...

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It's a road that takes you through
10,000 years of dramatic history...

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From crystal streams to the
crashing waters of the Wild Atlantic...

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A road through rugged
and majestic landscapes...

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From deep forests to
where wild stag roam...

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IveraghPennisula-LargeThe Iveragh Peninsula is the name of the peninsula which The Ring of Kerry circumnavigates. This cultural atlas, comprising over fifty individual chapters and case studies, provides the reader with a broad range of perspectives on the peninsula and the human interactions with it since prehistoric times to the present day.

Although not a conventional atlas, it contains many historic and newly commissioned maps. The opening chapters explore the physical and environmental setting of the peninsula. Subsequent chapters deal with is development over the millennia and the influences that have shaped it. All aspects of Iveragh’s past and present are considered, using the evidence of disciplines such as archaeology, art history, cartography, folklore, geography, geology, history, mythology and zoology.

Given its status as a peninsula projecting into the Atlantic, the history and culture of the Iveragh Peninsula have been molded by external influences as well as by regional and national ones. Its story is multi-layered, involving the imprint of mythological as well as historic settlers and invaders. The peninsula has witnessed significant periods of transition, perhaps none more so than in the present era. This book seeks to deepen and illuminate our understanding of its landscape, history and heritage.

This is a beautiful hard back book, it is very comprehensive, beautifully finished and would made a great gift.

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  • Skellig Michael

    Skellig Michael is the site of an old Irish monastery. It is one of the most famous and impressive sites

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  • Muckross House & Gardens

    Regarded by many as the focal point of the National Park.  Muckross House enjoys a majestic location looking out onto

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  • Innisfallen Island

    Innisfallen Island which sits approx 1 mile offshore from Ross Castle is home to the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey. An

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  • Derrynane Beach

    This is a very beautiful and extensive sandy beach in Derrynane Bay.  It is quite close to Derrynane House. Follow

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  • Kenmare

    Originally a plantation colony Kenmare is a small and attractive town set on a deep bay between the Macgillycuddy Reeks

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