In all, this book is a major contribution to the study of Irish castles, and should be compulsory reading for anyone interested in medieval Ireland... New castles have been identified over the course of this work and more information abnout known ones gathered. Sweetman excellently weaves all this new fieldwork and, also, the results of recent excavations of castles, into this volume. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY Can be regarded as the definitive and indispensable work on the subject, the result of over 30 years of excavation, survey and involvement with these numerous and varied structures. A satisfying and eminently readable book. CASEMATE
About the Author
DAVID SWEETMAN, MA, FSA, MRIA was chief archaeologist in Duchas (formerly the Office of Public Works). He was general editor of the County Archaeological Inventory Series and has been widely published with many ground-breaking archaeological excavation reports to his credit. He is a member of many academic bodies and learned societies, both in Ireland and abroad.
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