Reviews of Island Places


Reviews of this book

Island places, island lives provides a wealth of information and insight about Inishbofin and Inishark, two small islands off the Connemara coast. Journeying form the present day back to their first settlement in prehistory, it illustrates how the islands’ landscapes have been shaped by human activity. With evocative photographs this guide shows the richness of island life over many generations and is essential for visitors and those familiar with theses two special islands.”

Gabriel Cooney, Professor of Celtic Archaeology, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin


“Inishbofin and Inishark are on the edge of the edge of the old world. The people who have lived on these islands for long centuries have faced a wide ocean that has sustained them but also caused them heartbreak. This book draws from the latest technology and research to offer beautifully observed insights into communities whose heritage extends beyond that ocean. It is the fruit of the care and history of the islands, bridging old worlds and new.”

Cathal Goan, Visiting Fellow, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. Director General RTÉ, 2003-2010