SCATTERED AROUND THE island of Ireland are thousands of places that link us and the past.
Impressive round towers, isolated dolmen stones and long-forgotten tombs stand as they have done for centuries, away from civilisation as we know it, all waiting to be visited by us.
But for too many people, these sites are unknown. We drive past them on long trips, we might see the signposts every day, but we just don’t make the effort t see what’s there.
But that could all change thanks to husband-and-wife team Tarquin Blake and Fiona Reilly, who have combined their knowledge of Irish heritage with an explorer’s nose and a photographer’s eye and created a huge guidebook to the best Irish heritage sites.
Their book, Ancient Ireland: Exploring Irish Historic Monuments, would get even those with a cursory knowledge of Irish history a sense of excitement. It will make you want to throw on a pair of wellies, get in the car and seek out the nearest location to you. Who knows what you’ll find?
Some photographs from the book, all taken by Tarquin Blake.
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