Megalithic Mouments of Ireland

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Megalithic Mouments of Ireland

Vol XII Kerry

Authored by Mr Philip I Powell

County Kerry, 'Contae Chiarraí', derived it's name from 'Ciarraighe', or 'people of Ciar', the name of the Celtic tribe who lived in part of the present county and the legendary founder of the tribe was Ciar, son of Fergus mac Roich. The county has many peninsulas, most notably the Dingle Peninsula, the tip of which is the most westerly point of Ireland. It is also one of the most mountainous regions of Ireland and contains two of the three highest peaks in Ireland. Carrauntoohil, 'Corrán Tuathail', meaning 'Tuathal's sickle' is the highest peak in Ireland at 1,038m above sea level.
One of the most famous towns in Ireland is Killarney and along with the Lakes of Killarney, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is located in the center of the county in the Killarney National Park.
Kerry is very rich in megalithic monuments, especially around the Dingle Peninsula, and is believed to be the origin of the Ogham script and as such contains about half the ogham stones to be found in Ireland.

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1460971558 / 9781460971550
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US Trade Paper
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5" x 8"
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History / Europe / Ireland

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