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Goodly Barrow: A Voyage on an Irish River
Goodly Barrow is a long-unavailable classic that charts the history and character of Ireland's second-longest river, from the Slieve Bloom Mountains to the sea in Waterford. T. F. O'Sullivan's riverine narrative embraces legend and song, literature and anecdote, viewing Irish history through the prism of the waterway: from the early tribal kingdoms of the Celts, to the Vik ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Lilliput Press
(first published July 2002)
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I enjoyed this book a lot. I grew up on the banks of the barrow navigation canal just north of Grangemellon, which features in the book. So I have always had a soft spot for books about this interesting river. The author tells us a lot about the history of the various towns and townlands the river flows through. I guess I'd have preferred if he had focused a bit more on the modern era, when so much commerce was centered on the river and the navigation canals and Guinness in particular benefited ...more