Ireland - The Rock Whence I Was Hewn

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Ireland - The Rock Whence I Was Hewn PDF ebook download DONN - BYRNE-a IRELAND THE ROCK WHENCE I WAS HEWN FOREWORD BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE T. P. OCONNOR WITH ILLUSTRATIONS LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY BOSTON 1929 srggggg Copyright, 1927, BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Copyright, 1929, BY DOROTHEA DONN-BYRNE All rights reserved Published July, 1929 PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MAP OF IRELAND s ACKNOWLEDGMENT of the photographs in this volume is sanctioned by the National Geo graphic Society of the United States of America. ILLUSTRATIONS Map of Ireland Frontispiece Looking East from Lismore Castle 5 The Ruins of Donegal Castle 1 3 Baily Lighthouse on Howth Head 25 Where-Old Age Comes Gracefully 29 The Tore Waterfall 37 In Tipperary 41 The Giants Ring near Ballylesson 49 The Famous Stone Cross 5 3 Two Celtic Crosses of the Ninth Century 61 TheBookofKells 65 In a Cottage near Leenane, County Galway 73 Giants Amphitheatre, County Antrim 77 The Cascade of Inagh River below Ennistimon Town 8 5 ILLUSTRATIONS Spinning the Carded Wool into Coarse Yarn 8 9 Penrose Quay, Cork 97 The Round Tower at Antrim 101 A World-famous Thoroughfare 109 The Fishermens Rope Bridge 113 The Vale of Glendalough 121 The Ivy-covered Ruin of Ross Castle 125 A Cabin Built of Turf County Derry 133 The herrin are in 137 Kylemore Castle 141 55.. . . i . JJggggFQRE WORD BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE T. P. OCONNOR FOREWORD BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE T. P. O CONNOR THE name of Donn Byrne first attracted me by its pictur esqueness. Byrne is a fairly common name in Ireland, but Donn Byrne was a new form to me. I was prepared to admire him, because long before I had made his personal acquaintance I had read one of his early books, in which Marco Polo was the central figure. Thesubject seemed somewhat unpromising, because Marco Polo is dead long enough not to excite especial interest in the world of to-day but when, turning over the pages, I found the whole epoch of the great discoverer so vivid that it seemed a story of men and things of but yesterday, I marked Donn 3

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