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Narrative of a Residence in Ireland during the Summer of 1814, and That of 1815 (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe)

Narrative of a Residence in Ireland during the Summer of 1814, and That of 1815 (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe)

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Anne Plumptre
Cambridge University Press, 7/4/2019
EAN 9781108080965, ISBN10: 1108080960

Paperback, 444 pages, 25.4 x 17.8 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

The writer and translator Anne Plumptre (1760–1818) and her sister Annabella, also a writer, divided their time between Norwich and London, where they moved in radical and dissenting circles. Anne also travelled abroad, publishing a three-volume description of three years' residence in France (also reissued in this series) in 1810, and this work on Ireland in 1817. The first part describes a journey to Dublin in 1814, the city and its society, and the counties of Antrim, Down and Wicklow, and the second a further visit which included Dublin, Cork, the lakes of Killarney, and Limerick. Plumptre states that her 'constant aim has been to examine every object with accuracy, to pursue every inquiry with impartiality', and though the book is full of descriptions of landscape and literary associations, Plumptre also gives her views on the current political state of the country and the nature of its people.

Preface
Part I
1. 'When we are at Rome...'
2. Tedious voyage to Ireland
3. Origin of the city of Dublin
4. Renewal of an old acquaintance
5. St Patrick's cathedral
6. The lying-in hospital
7. The river Anna Liffey
8. Mr Kean
9. Black-rock, and Sunday parties to it
10. Visit to Ravenswell
11. Departure from Dublin
12. The valley of the Lagan
13. Ascent of the mountain Knock-laid
14. The rock at Carrick-a-Rede
15. The character of basalt
16. Dunluce castle
17. Visit to Hollywood near Belfast
18. Mr Kean's benefit
19. Departure from Ireland
Part II
20. Second departure from Ireland
21. New acquaintance
22. Route to Cork
23. Antiquity of the city of Cork
24. Doubts about the route on leaving Cork
25. Skibbereen
26. Lake of Killarney
27. The Gap of Dunloh
28. Property of Lord Kenmare
29. Division of the city of Limerick
30. The use of letters at a very remote period
31. Present state of Ireland
32. Celebration of the patron
33. The beauties of Irish scenery
34. Last visit to Saint Valeri
Additional notes
Index.