The Strangers Gaze
  • Author : Brian Ó Dálaigh
  • Release Date : 24 June 1998
  • Publisher : Irish Books & Media
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 13 : WISC:89060160298

Download or read book entitled The Strangers Gaze written by Brian Ó Dálaigh and published by Irish Books & Media online. This book was released on 24 June 1998 with total pages 370. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This anthology brings together over four centuries of accounts of Coun ty Clare by visitors from Ireland, Britain, the continent, Australia and America. These visitors include such notables as Arthur Young, William Thackery and Thomas Carlyle. While their accounts set out to entertain and enlighten, they also provide insights into the social, religious, and cultural traditions of County Clare. By studying the procession of travellers through the country over the centuries, the histories of urban and rural communities are revealed in a fresh light.