The visitor to Ireland cannot but be impressed by the number of castles that are dotted across the landscape. At first glance it may seem as if all these structures are similar. This is not the case, however, as Irish castles fall into a range of differen
Today, the sight of fire engines progressing through the streets of Cork, on their way to yet another incident, is common-place. The people of Cork know that, in time of emergency, the fire service will answer their call for help with their state-of-the-a
The battlefields of Gallipoli and Salonica were a far cry from life on a small working farm in County Louth, Ireland, and yet, in 1915, Captain David Campbell, M.C., 6th Royal Irish Rifles, found himself in the searing Turkish heat, confronted by a facele
In 2013 Derry will become the first UK City of Culture, and this book explores the city's artistic and cultural history.
Divided into ten chapters, each will focus on a particular venue where drama and music were performed. Portraits of key musicians,
The mountains of Ireland are wild and untrodden. There is a powerful and magnetic quality to Ireland's high places, a mix of mountains and sea that creates an indelible impression and inexorably draws one back.
From High Places is a celebration of I