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Ireland's Great Castles...silent witnesses to centuries of Irish history from Strongbow to Cromwell to the Boyne to the birth and development of a modern State... or perhaps... not so silent.  If Walls Could Talk provides the answer to that often cited quandry by assuming that walls can talk.  The result is history as it has never before been considered - first hand accounts by the only existing witnesses to the great events of Ireland's story, the castles themselves.

Malahide, Carrickfergus, Kilkenny, Blarney and Bunratty, each with a unique character and perspective, tell their own story of triumph and defeat, people and ghosts, domestic life and wartime sieges, humor and agony.  Readers, in turn, become the proverbial "fly on the wall" listening, for example, as King James rallies his forces before the Battle of the Boyne or scurries back to Malahide after his defeat; or evesdropping as Charles Dickens comments that kissing the Blarney Stone was the best of times and the worst of times.  While the stories are historically accurate, it is the perspective that makes this book totally different.

If Walls Could Talk invites it readers on a unique tour of Ireland's history...entertaining, interesting and certainly not unblievable.

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