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County Offaly

County History & Society Series

Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County

County Offaly: History & Society front cover

Timothy P. O'Neill, William Nolan (Ed.)
(1998)

1055 pp, 113 plates, 66 figures
ISBN 0 906602 90 4
Hardback
Price: €60.00

[ out of print ]

Description
The 11th volume in the Irish County History Series. This is the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary study ever undertaken on Offaly. Archaeologists, medievalists, Celtic scholars, geographers, placename scholars and historians of economics, culture and politics combine to provide an attractive account of this key region.

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.
Timothy P. O'Neill is lecturer in History, University College, Dublin

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

Format/Extent
228 x 152 mm, 1000 pp, over 100 illustrations

Contents

  • The use of wetland in north-west Offaly from pre-historic times onward
  • Early Christian settlement, society and economy in Offaly
  • The early church in Offaly
  • St. Ciaran of Saigher
  • Religion and politics in early Christian Offaly
  • Settlement in early medieval Offaly
  • The lordship of O'Connor Faly 1520-1570
  • The O'Carrolls of Offaly: their relations with the Dublin authorities in the sixteenth century
  • The changing borders of the Ely O'Carroll lordship
  • An Elizabethan map of Leix and Offaly: cartography, topography and architecture, J.H. Andrews and Rolf Loeber
  • Jacobite Offaly, 1689-91
  • The world of goods and county Offaly in the early eighteenth century
  • Castles and fortifications of Offaly c.1500-1815
  • In pursuit of the 'Main' chance: the North family of Offaly and New England, 1700-1776
  • Perspectives on Laurence Parsons, 2nd earl of Rosse
  • Tullamore in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
  • Missing persons: Edenderry under the Blundells and the Downshires, 1707-1922
  • King's county in 1798
  • The Great Famine in Offaly
  • Landlordism in King's county in the nineteenth century
  • From King's county to 'Quinnsland'
  • Political developments in King's county, 1868-1885
  • The Irish language in county Offaly
  • Clara: a midland industrial town 1900-1923
  • From King's county to Offaly: Dáil Éireann and local government during the years of the Irish revolution
  • 'The land for the people the road for the bullock', Lia Fáil 1957-'60
  • Offaly tradition: the Gaelic Athletic Association
  • The industrial development of Offaly bogland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

    County Offaly: History & Society back cover photograph





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