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Archaeology of the Burren:
Prehistoric Forts and Dolmens in North Clare by T.J. Westropp

Chronicon Westroporum
A Review Article: North Munster Antiquarian Journal, Vol. 41, 2001
Liam Irwin, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Maureen Comber (ed.), Thomas J. Westropp,
Archaeology of the Burren:
Prehistoric Forts and Dolmens in North Clare
CLASP Press, Ennis 1999, pp iii+226,
ISBN: 1 900545 10 1, Price €27.00

The title is somewhat inaccurate as he deals with more than forts and dolmens. The articles are reprinted from nine volumes of JRSAI comprising the years 1896-99, 1901, 1905, 1911, 1913 and 1915. They are re-arranged in six chapters, basically on a geographical basis though the plan of the original publication is cross-referenced and an index is added. The original text is unaltered and all Westropp’s plans, sketches and drawings are reproduced with the addition of extra plates from one of his photographic albums now in the Clare County Library. There is a short account of Westropp’s life and work by Carol Gleeson.

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