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County Wicklow

County History & Society Series

Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County

County Wicklow: History & Society front cover

Ken Hannigan, William Nolan (Ed.)
(1994)

1,005 pp, 80 plates, 58 figures
ISBN 0 906602 30 0
Hardback
RRP: €60.00
[ Out of print ]





Description
The seventh volume in the Irish County History Series. This is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary study ever undertaken on this county. Twenty-five original essays by Archaeologists, medievalists, Celtic scholars, geographers, and historians combine to provide an attractive account of this region and clearly place Wicklow in it's local, national and European contexts.

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

Editors
illiam Nolan is a Lecturer in Geography in University College Dublin.
Ken Hannigan is a senior archivist in the National Archives of Ireland.

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

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

Content

  • Wicklow's Prehistoric landscape
  • Kings, Saints and Sagas
  • Evidence of Scandinavian settlement in Wicklow
  • The unity of Cóemgen and Ciarán: A covenant berween Glendalough and Clonmacnois in the tenth to eleventh century
  • Medieval Wicklow -'A land of war'
  • Uí Briúin Chualann
  • Three settlements of Gaelic Wicklow 1169-1600: Rathgall, Ballinacor and Glendalough
  • Settlers utilisation of the natural resources
  • The Byrnes of Ballymanus
  • The 1798 rebellion in county Wicklow
  • Masters of the mountain: the insurgent careers of Joeseph Holt and Michael Dwyer, 1798-1803
  • Politics and rebellion: Wicklow in the 1790s
  • The poor law in county Wicklow
  • Vernacular rural dwellings of the Wicklow mountains
  • The holy wells of county Wicklow: Traditions and legends
  • Land and landscape in county Wicklow c. 1840
  • Synge and Wicklow
  • A survey: some Wicklow maps 1500-1880
  • The mining community at Avoca 1780-1880
  • Wicklow before and after the famine
  • Evolution of forestry in county Wicklow from prehistory to the present
  • Parnell and his neighbours
  • A rightful place in the sun - the struggle of the farm and rural labourers of county Wicklow
  • 'The water was the sheriff': the land beneath the Poulaphouca reservoir
  • From Grand Jury to County Council: an overview of local administration, 1605-1898
  • Bibliography

    County Wicklow: History & Society back cover photograph





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