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Men Who Eat Ringforts - LIMITED SUPPLY
Ringforts are Ireland’s most common archaeological monument, liberally spread throughout the countryside. Seen as circular enclosures in the rural landscape and many existent for hundreds and thousands of years, they are often overgrown with trees and bushes, forming an unassuming yet encompassing presence, one grown from habitation, lived life and ritual.
With increasing regularity, the Irish state has sanctioned the destruction of ringforts as part of motorway schemes and infrastructural development. How can we understand a nation hell-bent on the demolition of its own history for the expedient delivery of perceived notions of progress? And what forms of resistance should be formulated to counteract the barbarism of these tendencies?
Environmentalist Sineád Mercier explores the legal and moral complexities surrounding the nature of ringforts, while artist Michael Holly’s fieldwork with folklorist Eddie Lenihan reveals and analyses many sites of resonance in County Clare. In addition, extensive large format aerial imagery and historical maps licensed from Ordnance Survey Ireland detail changes over recent decades to these landscapes.
Meeting the Other Crowd
In Meeting the Other Crowd, Eddie Lenihan presents a book about a hidden Ireland, a land of mysterious taboos, dangers, other worldly abductions, enchantments and much more. It is a world which most Irish people acknowledge exists, but which few of them, except the very oldest or professional folklorists, know much more about.
Eddie Lenihan opens our eyes to this invisible world with the passion and bluntness of a great storyteller. In doing so he provides one of the finest collections of Irish folklore in modern times.
In Search of Biddy Early
She was a remarkable woman who possessed extraordinary powers and natural gifts of knowing the unknown.
The very mention of Biddy Earlys name in any part of Ireland, especially in County Clare, releases an astonishing amount of stories about her cures, her magic bottle, her gift of prophecy and her many other curious talents.
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In the Tracks of the West Clare Railway
Anyone with even a superficial acquaintance with Clare will know what a wealth of varied scenery it contains, together with abundant archaeological sites and historical remains spanning over 5,000 years of human habitation. Not least of these are the earthworks of the West and South Clare Railways.
Eddie Lenihan believes that a time will come when parts of these lines will be preserved as national monuments, but until that happens their destruction will continue. For what was a railway is now a disjointed succession of pieces linking not just places but in a way two worlds: one unhurried and traditional, the other brash, frenzied and modern.
In the Tracks of the West Clare Railway paints an evocative picture of a time when the railway breathed life into West Clare.
Fionn Mac Cumhail's Amazing Stories
At last Eddie Lenihan’s new Fionn MacCumhaill adventure stories for young readers are now available in bookshops and directly from the author. Hardback, beautifully, humorously illustrated throughout, Fionn Mac Cumhail's Amazing Stories will make an ideal gift for any occasion, special or ordinary. Even adults will not be able to resist a smile at some of the illustrations by internationally-renowned artist Alan Clarke.
Fionn MacCumail's Epic Adventures
At last Eddie Lenihan’s new Fionn MacCumhaill adventure stories for young readers are now available in bookshops and directly from the author. Hardback, beautifully, humorously illustrated throughout, Fionn MacCumhail's Epic Adventures will make an ideal gift for any occasion, special or ordinary. Even adults will not be able to resist a smile at some of the illustrations by internationally-renowned artist Alan Clarke.
PEN AND INK DRAWING - Thoor Ballylee house
Thoor Ballylee Tower House Print
Originally drawn in 1991 by my brother Michael, this pen and ink portrait of Thoor Ballylee in Co. Galway (Yeats tower) has always been my favourite drawing and now I would like to share it with my fellow Irish heritage enthusiasts.
Dimensions: H63cm X W45cm.
All copies autographed by Eddie.
Storyteller 1 & 2 - Double CD
Fionn MacCumhail and the Dark Pool - Double CD
Six Terrible Women
What is certain is that they were all remarkable in their own way and have been, accordingly, remembered down the generations.