BOOK Gort Inse Guaire: A Journey Through Time

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Gort Inse Guaire: A Journey Through Time

Marguerite Grey | Gort Heritage Trust 2000 [ISBN-10: 0953320030]

“Gort Inse Guaire A Journey Through Time” is exactly that: the book opens with a chapter on the geologic underpinnings of the Burren and adjoining Gort area, and moves quickly from the stone monuments from the past to be found, all the way to the present day.
The history of saints, Celtic families, invasions (both Viking and English) all are covered here. The chapters include Penal Times, Gort before the Famine, Political Agitation and Into the Twentieth Century. Life and Lifestyles chapter includes a list of business from Kelly’s directory of 1905 as well as legends and superstitions.

Of particular interest might be the later chapters that detail the town lands and surnames of Gort. Each chapter details the minutiae of life that often escapes more formal historians. There is no other resource that offers such a compelling, comprehensive view of Gort.

This book covers:

  • the Burren and adjoining Gort area,

  • stone monuments from the past,

  • the history of saints, Celtic families, and invasions (both Viking and English) all are covered here.

  • Penal Times,

  • Gort before the Famine,

  • Political Agitation and

  • Into the Twentieth Century.

  • Life and Lifestyles (including a list of business from Kelly’s directory of 1905) 

  • Local legends and superstitions

  • the townlands and surnames of Gort. Each chapter details the minutiae of life that often escapes more formal historians. 

 Available for €15 plus postage, contact burrenlowlands@gmail.com to order and get postage costs.

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Parish(es) Gort Kilmacduagh And Kiltartan (Galway) Carran (Clare) Drumcreehy (Clare) Oughtmama (Clare)
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