Medieval Irish buildings, 1100–1600
The Irish landscape is dotted with thousands of medieval buildings, most of them in ruins. They are an invaluable resource, individually and collectively, for making sense of medieval Ireland and its people, provided one knows how to read the evidence of their architecture. This richly illustrated book helps the reader make the best use of that evidence. It presents a comprehensive and fully referenced account of the cultures of medieval architectural endeavour in Ireland, and describes and explains in detail the types of medieval building that survive. This is the eighteenth volume of the highly acclaimed Maynooth Research Guides for Irish Local History.
Tadhg O’Keeffe is a professor in the School of Archaeology at University College Dublin and is the author of many essays and books, including Romanesque Ireland (2003).