Did you ever see a big house in the countryside and wonder who used to live in such a property? Have you ever wondered about the story behind such an old and historic house? This book reveals the story behind some of the greatest houses in Ireland.
Maurice O'Keeffe, from Irish Life and Lore, has interviewed the surviving members of many of the Anglo-Irish and old Irish families who lived, and in many cases still live, in these great houses. They have talked about their family histories, their links to the communities in which they are based and about the fascinating details of life in these houses.
'Extraordinary book of local history.. fascinating stories'
- Joe Kennedy, founding editor of the Sunday World
'With previously unpublished photographs and untold stories, this is a beautiful must-have book for those interested in the social history of Ireland'
- Southern Star
'(An) extensive work'
- Evening Echo
'With previously unpublished photographs and untold stories, this is a must-have book for those interested in the social history of Ireland'
- Killarney Advertiser
'...sheds new light on dark deeds of republicanism...a compelling account'
- Sunday Independent
'These are the inside stories and provide a fascinating insight into eventful family histories and links to their local communities'
- Ireland's Own
'An interesting work...an important piece of social history'
- Irish Examiner