This site primarily showcases relevant publications by House of Lochar but we do provide a Forum where it is possible to post information that may be of interest; please use it to comment upon our books, or to give snippets of information or family tradition. Please do NOT use it to try to pursue individual family history, there are numerous specialised sites for that purpose.
We have an Information page, which is intended to list publications and resources that might be of value to our readers. It is very sketchy at present and we will be very happy to include additional items - if you have suggestions, please send details.
On a more personal note - we are Kevin and Christa Byrne, formerly of Dublin and Tipperary, and we have lived in the beautiful Hebridean island of Colonsay since 1978. Our independent publishing business and bookshop concentrate mostly upon aspects of history, literature and transport in the Western Isles although we do happen to publish an excellent book about Jack B. Yeats, A Portrait of Ireland. Kevin is especially interested in history, social history and archaeology and has always regretted the fact that so little traditional and documentary history of post-Elizabethan Ireland has survived. History itself was responsible for this sad state of affairs, but it is important that we continue to gather the scattered and broken remnants whilst we can. Every document in every lawyer's office should be protected and archived; every gravestone in the land should be transcribed and indexed; every family should be asked to record whatever fragments of oral tradition have survived. Sadly, it will not happen - so it is with especial satisfaction that we have been able to assist in the great work undertaken by Paul Burns, Daniel Byrne-Rothwell and their colleagues.
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The owners are Kevin and Christa Byrne, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll PA61 7YR.
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Telephone (+44) 1951 200320 or (+44) 1951 200232
House of Lochar, Scottish Booksellers & Publishers, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll, PA61 7YR, Scotland, UK
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