DERVOCK Irish Archaeology, History, Folklore and more – Rare Limited Edition

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Seller: clegnagh (5.271) 99.7%, Location: Ballymoney, Antrim, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 133374924753 DERVOCKIrish Archaeology, History, Folklore and more – Rare Limited EditionDervock (in North County Antrim) is the result of 3 years of research examining every aspect of culture that could be discovered within a 5 mile radius of the village, from the Mesolithic (10,000 years ago) until the 20th Century. The Chapter Headings and other details are shown belowDervock is a microcosm of a remarkable slice of Irish archaeology and historyThe author and researcher, JDC Marshall BA MA FRSAI is a well known archaeologist, historian, lecturer, broadcaster and writer on the North Coast of Ireland.Dervock is extensively illustrated with maps and fine line drawings which were specially commissioned for the bookAnyone with an interest in Ireland should own a copyThe book is new and if you wish, it can be signed by the author at no extra charge, but you MUST ask for this at purchaseIt will be supplied with the equally rare colour leaflet distributed at the book launchA5 Hardback Saddle Stitch Bound 211 pages. Only 450 copies printedPlease note that the illustrations in the book are monochrome and colour pictures are from the leaflet ContentsGeography Flora and Fauna Townlands, Place Names and their meaningsMesolithic Dervock 8000 BC - 4500 BCNeolithic Dervock 4500 BC - 2500 BCBronze Age Dervock 2500 BC - 500 BCThe Celtic Iron Age 500 BC - 500 ADThe First Christians and Early Medieval 500 – 1177Magheradonnell - A special case study The Normans and Medieval Dervock 1177 - 1485The Tudors and the Plantation 1485 - 1603Plantation Dervock 1603 - 1798 The United Irishmen of 1798 The Building of DervockDervock in the early 1800sThe Ordnance Survey Memoir and the Poor Law InquisitionJames Laughlin Nevin and his Memoir The 1911 Census The 20th Century and work within living memoryRoads, Bridges, Rivers, Mills and IndustryThe Narrow Gauge Railway Dervock and the Forces of the Crown Fairs Folklore and BeliefsMusic, Poetry, Art, Sports and PastimesThe Important People and Families of DervockPeople have lived around Dervock for ten thousand years. The first settlements were near rivers where the people were attracted by salmon, trout and other wildlife.From that time, Dervock has had a fascinating history. Woodland was cleared by the first farmers 6000 years ago and 3000 years ago it was ruled by a Bronze Age priest king who lived on an island beside the river Bush and drank his mead from a golden cup, drawing it from a great bronze cauldron.Dervock was a border stronghold, the southern outpost of the Kingdom of Dalriada on the banks of the Bush when Celts ruled. The Celts established their sacred site north of the village and later Saint Colm built his first church in the same place, drawing on its mystic qualities to add to the power of Christianity. Soon after, the Vikings visited Dervock and left a gaming board of yew and a hoard of silver pennies.The Normans built castles and large churches and after years of wars, in the late 1500s, the McDonnells (later the Earls of Antrim) made Dervock part of a special Plantation, different from any other part of Ireland. They sponsored Scots to become tenants and workers on the great estates which still dominate the region.In the 18th Century, George Macartney redeveloped Dervock to make it a premier market town. Dervock’s markets for linen and horses were amongst the most successful in Europe, stimulated by the Napoleonic wars. It is possible that Nelson fought under Dervock linen sails at Trafalgar and it is certain that Wellington’s cavalry rode Dervock horses at Waterloo.Charles Adair, Captain of Marines was killed beside Admiral Nelson on the Victory at Trafalgar. Earl Macartney was first ambassador to China, ambassador to Russia, and at different times, Governor of the West Indies, Madras and the Cape Colony.Alexander Colville was immensely wealthy. He lent the Earl of Antrim £1,000 for a 99 year lease of “the villages, towns and lands of Darvoge”. Jealous of his wealth, the Presbyterians of mid Antrim spread stories that Colville got his gold by selling his soul to the devil. Doctor Colville was the first known owner of Dervock. Kennedy Kane McArthur was born in Dervock and emigrated to South Africa in 1901. In Stockholm, in 1912, Ken won Olympic Gold.The farm at Conogher, two miles south of Dervock was the ancestral home of William McKinley Jr. (1843 - 1901) 25th President of the United States.The Dark Hedges trees were planted as the grand avenue to Gracehill House. The magnificent overarching beeches make an image that is known worldwide through the series Game of Thrones.These and many other stories make DERVOCK a must have reference book of anyone interested in Irish history and archaeology. Condition: Excellent - New

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