'An essential modern reader on the development of our concepts of the most ancient past of Ireland … formidably referenced and thorough'
'An extensive, erudite and humorous study'
'Mallory’s book will be of interest to those already immersed in the study of medieval Ireland, but hopefully will also prove a way into this fascinating subject for those new to the field'
Times Higher Education
'Eminently readable and enjoyable'
Journal of Irish Archaeology