Exploring Ireland's Historic Towns sheds new light on the streets and squares of Ireland, drawing our attention to the historic context in which they developed. Following on from the success of Exploring Georgian Dublin and Exploring Irish Castles, Pat Dargan now traces the history of the construction of Irish towns through each of their historical phases.
He highlights the social and political contexts that lay behind each phase, identifies the individuals responsible for the town developments, and explores the ideals and motivations that drove them. Each phase is presented alongside each town's principal features and characteristics. This comprehensive guide is complete with a wealth of photographs and illustrations.