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Abandoned Mansions of Ireland II Following the success of Abandoned Mansions of Ireland, Tarquin Blake documents the crumbling ruins of forgotten stately homes, such as Elsinore House in County Sligo, where a childhood ghostly encounter inspired a lifelong fascination with the paranormal in W B Yeats The Great Famine triggered a change of fortune for Ireland s landlords starving, penniless tenants could no longer pay rent and the landowners luxurious lifestyles went into decline Later, the Land Acts transferred land into the ownership of tenant farmers and, with their rental income removed, many landlords locked up and left, never to return Others frittered away the family fortune trying to maintain a luxurious lifestyle During the War of Independence and Civil War, country houses became a target for the IRA and many were burned For the remainder of the twentieth century, the increasing expense of maintenance made these opulent houses unviable and hundreds fell into hopeless dereliction Beautiful, haunting images accompany the histories of the houses and their occupants, to tell a fascinating story of troubled times and private hardships The pictures in this book are great I really enjoy the history that goes along with each house However it is sad to see such beauty falling to the ground. Abandoned Mansions of Ireland II, like its predecessor, is full of beautiful haunting images of ruined or derelict great houses and castles together with fascinating summaries of their history, a history that inevitably touches upon the complex and often tragic history of the island of Ireland itself Some readers might be disappointed by the absence, usually, of pictures of how the abandoned mansions once looked, but the author is not presenting a then and now account, rather a now with ghosts of the past Since many of these places are hidden from view, at the end of locked driveways, this is the only way we will see them. This is a sad book showing the remains of the grandeur that existed in Ireland once upon a time Photography ias a wonderful way of supplementing the written word. Not at all what I was expecting Somewhat disappointed

  • Abandoned Mansions of Ireland II
  • Tarquin Blake
  • 04 August 2019
  • 1848893221

About the Author: Tarquin Blake

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