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THROUGH THE SEA-COAST COUNTIES, IN THE

AUTUMN OF 1835 :

. BY JOHN BARROW, ESQ.
AUTHOR OF EXCURSIONS IN THE NORTH OF EUROPE, AND

A VISIT TO ICELAND.

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Ruined Abbey and Round Tower on Devenish Island.'

LONDON :
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1836.

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PREFACE.

In submitting to the Public a brief account of a Tour made last autumn through the sea-coast counties of Ireland, I may state that the object of my visit was chiefly to see as much of the oft-proclaimed physical beauties,—the surpassing verdure of surface and fertility of soil—the lakes and mountains the cultivated and embellished landscapes of the “ Emerald Isle,”—as a limited period of time would afford me the means of doing ; at the same time to take a passing glance at the general and external appearance and condition of the great mass of the population. Beyond these points I was well aware that want of time would make it impossible for me, on the present occasion, to go a single step. I had once intended to illustrate my little volume with sketches of some of those ruined remains of ancient castles and abbeys

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