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«Poor Green Erin»

German Travel Writers’ Narratives on Ireland from Before the 1798 Rising to After the Great Famine- Texts Edited, Translated and Annotated by Eoin Bourke

Eoin Bourke

The area of 19 th-century German travel writing on Ireland has received widespread scholarly attention over the years in treatises in both English and German, but these efforts were directed largely at fellow-scholars and formed part of an academic discourse on travel, interculturality and alterity. This book, on the other hand, is conceived of more as a reader for the general public than as an academic treatise, presents a surprisingly extensive body of comments drawn from German and Austrian sources from between 1783 and 1865 and lets them «talk for themselves». Some of these remarkably empathetic and well-founded eye-witness accounts were translated into English already in the 19 th century by people like Sarah Austin and Sir Lascelles Wraxhall, but the editor has re-translated them to remove varying degrees of antiquatedness of formulation and has added other accounts that were hitherto largely unknown to the non-German-speaking reading public.
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34 Index of Irish placenames

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Abbey Island, Co. Kerry, 492ff. Achill Island, Co. Mayo, 570 Adare, Co. Limerick, 716 Aghadoe, Co. Kerry, 614, 645ff. Ahoghill, Co. Antrim, 50 Anacarty, Co. Tipperary, 143 Annaghdown, Co. Galway, 151 Antrim town, 50, 100, 278, 556f., 564, 572 Antrim, County, 51, 259, 274, 277, 287, 288f., 323, 601 Aran Islands, Co. Galway, 285f., 677f. Arbour Hill, Dublin, 536ff. Arklow, Co. Wicklow, 591 Armagh, 26, 56, 207f., 271, 277, 287f. Arthurstown, Co. Wexford, 325 Athenry, Co. Galway, 120, 122ff. Athlone, Co. Westmeath, 77, 426ff., 432ff., 442, 444 Augh, Co. Mayo, 696 Baganbon, Co. Wexford, 325 Ballina, Co. Mayo, 259, 296, 582 Ballinahinch, Co. Down, 278 Ballinakill, Co. Galway, 691 Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, 77 Ballinamuck, Co. Longford, 279 Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, 371, 426 Ballinrobe, Co. Galway, 80ff. Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, 499 Ballintoy, Co. Antrim, 267 Ballycasheen, Co. Kerry, 651 Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, 289ff. Ballyheagh, Co. Cork, 199ff. Ballymahon, Co. Leitrim, 357 Ballymena, Co. Donegal, 572 Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, 50, 100 Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, 55 Banagher, Co. Offaly, 295, 311 Bandon, Co. Cork, 86, 572 Bantry, Co. Cork, 129, 257, 277, 393f., 492, 721 Belanagare, Co. Roscommon, 273 Belfast, 39, 48ff., 90f., 238, 246, 277, 284, 287ff., 323, 331, 354, 367, 413ff., 446, 470, 475, 528, 556, 564ff., 594, 619, 701ff., 714, 720, 729, 734, 739 Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, 54 Birr, Co. Offaly, 311 Black Head, Co. Antrim, 511 Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 528 Bog of Allen, 341 Bonamargy, Co. Antrim, 290 Bray, Co. Wicklow, 116, 531f., 630, 719 Bullock, Co. Dublin, 293...

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