The Back Of Beyond A Search For The Soul Of Ireland

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Pub. Date: 2004-06-02
Publisher(s): Basic Books
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James Charles Roy leads a group of jaded American tourists on a historical tour of the Emerald Isle they only thought they knew

Author Biography

James Charles Roy has been a peripatetic "independent scholar" since 1970, when he left Time Inc. He has written innumerable articles on Irish history and five distinguished books, including The Fields of Athenry and Islands of Storm, a Book-of-the-Month and History Book Club selection. He divides his time between Moyode Castle in County Galway and his home in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

List of Photographs xi
1 You're Welcome to Ireland
2 Cleaning House, Cleaning Mind
3 Heading West
4 The Bones of Omey
5 Culture Shock
6 Martyrdom
7 Frontier
8 "Princes Do But Play Us"
9 The Rock and the Palace
10 "With Head Held High, I Will Touch the Stars" 84(14)
11 Ashtown 98(14)
12 Moyode Castle 112(17)
13 "It's Getting Old She Is, and Broken" 129(9)
14 Israel 138(13)
15 Purgatory 151(10)
16 The Work of Angels 161(13)
17 Semen 174(12)
18 "Dublin, 0 Dublin, Fumbling and Tumbling" 186(12)
19 "Unnatural Insurrection!" 198(5)
20 Saint MacDara 203(6)
21 Loca Sancta 209(4)
22 The Holy Land 213(6)
Acknowledgments 219

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