By Philip Powell

ISBN-10: 1490441859

ISBN-13: 9781490441856

County Kildare is without doubt one of the richest counties in eire for antiquities. certainly, the earliest written documents of pre-Christian eire from the Greek historian Ptolemy, in his map of eire of c.100 A.D., indicates an inland city that perhaps Rheban at the River Barrow, close to Athy. From the stone circles & status stones of the Bronze Age; the Iron Age Royal web site of Dún Áilinne & the flowery Celtic excessive Crosses & around Towers of Christendom, to the nice Anglo-Norman castles of the FitzGeralds & the architectural wonderments of the spiritual abbeys, County Kildare used to be bestowed with a wealthy tapestry of background that spans over 4 millennia. it is historical past has been woven jointly by means of those many varied features of the earlier, from the robust Uí Dúnlainge, Kings of Leinster; the unfold of Christianity by means of St. Bridgid & St. Dermot; the plundering & destruction wrought by means of the Vikings and the Cambro-Norman invasion that created the light, that positioned County Kildare to the fore of clash for lots of centuries; all of which, left indelible imprints at the ancient & social panorama of County Kildare. during this consultant to the Antiquities of County Kildare, i've got chosen consultant antiquities of those numerous sessions, from the early Bronze Age (2,000 B.C.), all the way through the millennia, and finishing round the early 1700s.

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