Throughout Ireland, we can see the often-derelict remains of our industrial past: distilleries, mills, railways, canals, etc. Ireland was the location of over 180 thriving breweries, 93 railway companies and numerous other industries. This book, by a leading authority, is the first comprehensive survey of Ireland's industrial archaeology. Divided into five main sections, the subject is detailed in nineteen chapters, each dealing with a major industrial activity, its technology and important surviving sites. Fully referenced and illustrated throughout, this will become the standard work on the subject.
DR COLIN RYNNE lectures on late medieval and post medieval Ireland in the Department of Archaeology, University College Cork. His other published works include The Industrial Archaeology of Cork City and its Environs (1999), the first study of its type published in Ireland. He was an editor of the acclaimed, multi-disciplinary work The Heritage of Ireland (2000) and has contributed widely magazines and journals.