About this book
An intense study of the landscape, history and folklore of the region of Ireland. This was chosen by Robert MacFarlane and Iain Sinclair as a "Guardian" Book Of The Year. 'Reads like a light shone on his adopted home's distant past, and on the whole planet's future.' "Daily Telegraph"
In its landscape, history and folklore, Connemara is a singular region: ill-defined geographically, and yet unmistakably a place apart from the rest of Ireland. This book is the result of engagement with the mountains, bogs and shorelines of the region, and with its folklore and its often terrible history.