The Famous Cities of Ireland

The Famous Cities of Ireland

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The Famous Cities of Ireland

The Famous Cities of Ireland

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A writer's debts in such a work as this cannot be fully acknowledged, and it would be ungracious to thank one friend more than another for hospitable guidance in the various places. For the help derived from books, what I owe to Mrs. J. R. Green will be obvious to every student. Mr. Orpen Ireland under the Normans has been a guide to my ignorance, and Mr. Philip Wilson volume on The Beginnings of Modern Ireland invaluable for the sixteenth century. The two volumes of Studies in Irish History, published by the Irish Literary Society of London, have been of much service to me for the succeeding period, and in my last chapter I have drawn largely on Mr. Woodburn fair-minded history of The Ulster Scot.

All these are works of research: but I have pillaged one mine of gossip and anecdote, Miss Caldwell Old Irish Life, a volume of tradition gathered among the Martins of Connemara, hardly less delightful than the sketches which issue from the same family repertory in The Experiences of an Irish R.M.

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