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County Laois

County History & Society Series

Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County

County Laois: History & Society front cover

Padraig G. Lane, William Nolan (Ed.)
(1999)

748 pp, 94 plates, 35 figures
ISBN 0 906602 46 7
Hardback
Price: €60.00

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Description
The thirteenth volume in the Irish County History Series and consists of twenty-six essays ranging over a variety of themes dealing with the county and its territorial precursors from earliest to modern times. Contributors are from a variety of disciplines. Some come from Laois and all share an interest in the county's past.

Features
Twenty-five original essays by distinguished scholars place Kilkenny in its local, national and European contexts.

Editors
William Nolan is lecturer in Geography, University College, Dublin.
Padraig G. Lane

Readership
All interested in getting to know Ireland through its regions. Kilkenny people at home and abroad. Suitable for both the academic and general reader.

Format/Extent
228 x 152 mm, c.900 pp, over 60 illustrations

Preface by Michael Mills

Introduction by Padraig G. Lane

  • Laois: An overview ot the county by John Feehan
  • Iron Age discoveries at Ballydavis by Valerie Keely
  • Early History and settlements of the Laigis by Diarmaid O Murchadha
  • The Vikings and the Kingdom of Laois by Eamonn Kelly & John Maas
  • Timahoe and the Loigse: Monasticism by Elva Johnston
  • Hiberno-Romanesque and the sculpture of Killeshin by Roger Stalley
  • The impact of the Abglo-Normans in Laois by Kieran O'Conor
  • Early Urban Developments in Co Loais by John Bradley
  • The MacGiolla Padraigs of Upper Ossary, 1532-1641 by David Edwards
  • The end of the Gaelic political order: the O'Moore lordship of Laois 1536-1603 by Vincent P. Carey
  • The English Settlers in Queens County 1570-1603 by Ivan Cosby
  • Local office holdings and the Gentry of the Queens County c1600-1750 by Loeber
  • Portarlington & the Huguenots in Laois by Raymong Hylton
  • Bishop Daniel Delaney by Sr Mary O'Riordan
  • Captain Rock in Queens County by Stephen Givens
  • Medical Charities in Queens County 1765-1851 by Laurence Geary
  • James Fintan Lalor of Tenakill by Michael O'Brien
  • The Land War of 1879-82 by J.W.H. Carter
  • Government surveillance of subversion, 1890-1916 by Padraig G.Lane
  • The Cuckoo in the cabinet: Kevin O'Higgins, republicanism and the conservative revolution by John M.Regan
  • Politics in Laois-Offaly 1922-1992 by Michael Gallagher
  • Canon O'Hanlon historian of the Queens County by Donal McCartney
  • Country houses of County Laois by David Griffin
  • Portlaoise: genisis and development by Michael Deigan

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