When the Celts first arrived in Ireland around 200 B.C., the island had already been inhabited for over 7000 years. Drawing on a wealth of archaeological evidence and the author’s own mastery of the subject, ‘Ancient Ireland’ returns to those pre-Celtic roots in a bid to discover the secrets of the island’s first inhabitants: Who were they? And how did they live?
Few accounts of the period are as exhaustively researched; fewer still are as alive with historical insight and compelling detail. At once accessible and comprehensive, ‘Ancient Ireland’ is an indispensable guide to early Irish civilisation, its culture and mythology.