Three promontory forts in Co. Cork
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Three promontory forts in Co. Cork by Michael J. O"Kelly

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Published by Hodges, Figgis in Dublin, Ireland .
Written in English


  • Archaeology -- Ireland.

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Edition Notes

StatementM. J. O"Kelly.
SeriesRoyal Irish Academy -- vol.55, section C, no. 2
ContributionsRoyal Irish Academy.
The Physical Object
Pagination25-59, 12 plates :
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21677013M

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