THE BOOK: “Townlands: a habitation”.
The book on the Townlands Project is out in the world!!!
Townlands: a Habitation has been on the shelves of selected bookstores since early December 2012. This 148pp full colour publication, produced and edited by Alan Counihan, features specially commissioned essays by travel writer Dervla Murphy and historical geographer Patrick J. Duffy, along with poems and prose pieces about their local landscapes by poets Kerry Hardie and Carmel Cummins. The book also contains two essays and visual portfolios by Alan Counihan along with two portfolios of photographs and drawings by visual artist Gypsy Ray. The Foreword is by Catherine Marshall.
The subtitle of the book is : A Creative Exploration of a Rural Landscape. It is an exploration of how we, as individuals and communities, find identity in landscape and place. W.G. Hoskins described landscape as ‘the richest historical record we possess’ and in the pages of this book we explore that record in the specific context of a particular landscape and examine the way in which it has shaped our relationships to our place in the world. We discover that landscape is not just what we see in terms of geology, fauna or flora but that it is often a cultural construct born of a view or experience of the world that has been handed down to us. This book is a celebration, through both word and image, of our place in the world and the meaning of home.
‘From family names, field names, memories and perceptions they have woven a portrayal of their place in Ireland to inspire the new interest in the local and enduring’. Michael Viney.
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The following is a list of bookshops and outlets which presently carry the publication:
Kennys Bookshop, Liosbán Ind Estate,Tuam Road, Galway.
Charlie Byrnes Bookshop, Cornstore Mall, Middle St, Galway.
The IMMA Bookshop, The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin.
The National Gallery Bookshop, Merrion Sq, Dublin.
Dubray Books at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Sq, Dublin.
The Village Bookshop, Terenure, Dublin.
Stonehouse Books, Kieran Street, Kilkenny.
Dubray Books, Market Cross, Kilkenny.
The Book Centre, High Street, Kilkenny.
Rothe House, Parliament Street, Kilkenny.
Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny.
The Book Centre, John Roberts Square, Waterford.
By the Book, Virginia Shopping Centre, Virginia, Co Cavan.
An Cafe Liteartha, Dykegate Lane, Dingle, Co Kerry.
A series of Field Name Workshops based on our Field Name Research Handbook have been carried out in five parishes in County Kilkenny during 2012. These have been made possible through the support of the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council. The workshops have proved a great success and the fruits of the research were exhibited in community halls and libraries during Heritage Week 2012.
Community groups, Local History Societies or individuals who would like to learn more about these workshops in 2013 or who wish to schedule their own can contact us at: info @ townlands.net