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Connemara : listening to the wind

Connemara : listening to the wind

Author: Tim Robinson
Publisher: Dublin : Penguin Ireland, 2006, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
A resident of Roundstone for a number of years, in his latest book Robinson concentrates on the coastal area around the town built by Alexander Nimmo, and the hinterland stretching to the Twelve Pins and beyond. He conveys information on the geology, botany and topography of Connemara, but undoubtedly his encounters with characters, both past and present, are what enliven the narrative.

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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Robinson, Tim, 1935-
Dublin : Penguin Ireland, 2006, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Robinson
OCLC Number: 989861132
Notes: Paperback published: 2007.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2017. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Argosy Irish Non-fiction Book of the Year Award.
Winner of Argosy Irish Non-fiction Book of the Year Award 2007
Description: 1 online resource ([viii], 439 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface : the sound of the past and the moment of writing --
Scailp --
Dead man's grave and halfway house --
Superincumbent intellect --
The last of the turf --
Climbing Errisbeg --
Murvey and a note on Costa del Sod --
The boneyard --
Ogygia lost --
Holiday island --
The wind through the house --
The neighbours --
Smugglers and asylum seekers --
Nimmo and his brothers --
A cure of souls --
The cold of charity --
The Robinson era --
Dinner at Letterdyfe --
Inis Ni in winter --
The catchment --
Tales to lengthen the road --
The demesne --
The island --
Dick Martin rules --
Romance and ruin --
The reckoning --
The sportsmen --
Walking the skyline --
The cuckoo of the wood --
Glass, marble, steam, fire --
Curse and blessing.
Responsibility: Tim Robinson.


The author, who established himself as Ireland's most brilliant living non-fiction writer with the two-volume Stones of Aran, moved from Aran to Connemara nearly twenty years ago. This book is the  Read more...


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Many landscape writers have striven to give their prose the characteristics of the terrain they are describing. Few have succeeded as fully as Robinson. -- Robert Macfarlane * Guardian *

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