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Description - The Fields Of Athenry by James Roy

The story of Ireland, past and present, as told through the lens of the authors personal experience renovating a run-down castle in County Galway . In The Fields of Athenry , James Charles Roy leads us through the Irish past and present by way of his own personal struggles and misadventures in renovating Moyode Castle, an old tower house that he purchased more than thirty years ago. While he pieces together its four-hundred-year-old past, the castle becomes a powerful symbol for Roy it is battered by waves of history, yet timeless and resilient. Roys personal struggles with the land and its people open for him a wide-ranging historical conversation on Ireland today and our sense of history more broadly. How do we reconcile the historical nostalgia attached to Ireland with the boom times that the "Celtic Tiger" enjoys today? With this question in mind, Roy searches for the answer of what attracts us or, perhaps more aptly, him to the rubble of a castle from Irish days long past. }

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813340661
ISBN-10: 0813340667
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 346
Imprint: Basic Books
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Roy

James Charles Roy published his last book, The Vanished Kingdom, with Westvie w Press and has published three other books on Ire land, including the Book-of-the-Month and History Book Club selection Islands of Storm. He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

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