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Story of Ancient Irish Civilisation

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By: (1827-1914)

Patrick Weston Joyce's Story of Ancient Irish Civilisation is a comprehensive and detailed look at the history and culture of Ireland before the arrival of the Normans. Joyce explores the origins of the Irish people, their customs, religion, and societal structure, painting a vivid picture of a thriving and complex civilization.

The author delves into the mythology and folklore of ancient Ireland, discussing the importance of storytelling and oral tradition in preserving the history of the Irish people. He also examines the political landscape of the time, detailing the rise and fall of powerful clans and kingdoms, as well as the legal system and social hierarchy that governed Irish society.

Joyce's writing is both informative and engaging, making this book a valuable resource for anyone interested in Irish history or Celtic culture. His passion for the subject shines through on every page, and his meticulous research is evident in the thoroughness of his analysis.

Overall, Story of Ancient Irish Civilisation is a fascinating and enlightening read that sheds light on a lesser-known period of history. Joyce's expertise and enthusiasm make this book a must-read for anyone wanting to learn more about the ancient roots of Irish civilization.

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This little book has been written and published with the main object of spreading as widely as possible among our people, young and old, a knowledge of the civilisation and general social condition of Ireland from the fifth or sixth to the twelfth century, when it was wholly governed by native rulers. The publication comes at an appropriate time, when there is an awakening of interest in the Irish language, and in Irish lore of every kind, unparalleled in our history.

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