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County Donegal
Donegal H&S
Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County

W. Nolan, L. Ronayne, M. Dunleavy (Ed.)

ISBN: 0 906602 45 9
Format: 228 x 152 mm, c.900 pp, over 100 illustrations
920 pp, 79 plates, 57 figures
RRP: €60.00
[ out of print]


The eighth volume in the Irish County History Series. This is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary study ever undertaken on Donegal. Archaeologists, medievalists, Celtic scholars, geographers, placename scholars and historians of economics, culture and politics combine to provide an attractive account of this key region.


  • Reamhrá le Cathal Ó Searcaigh
  • Prehistoric and Early Historic settlement in Donegal
  • Early Christian Decorated Slabs in Donegal: An Turas and the Tomb of the Founder Saint
  • Stone Sculpture in Donegal
  • Sandhills, Silver and Shrines: Fine Metalwork of the Medieval Period in Donegal
  • Placenames and Early Settlement in County Donegal
  • Late Medieval Donegal
  • The Renaissance Lordship of Tír Chonaill 1461-1555
  • The End of O'Donnell Power
  • Raphoe and the Reformation
  • The Plantation of Donegal
  • Donegal Settler Society from the Plantation to the Restoration c.1625 to 1685
  • 'No more to be got from the cat but the skin': Management, Landholding and Economic Change in the Murray of Broughton Estate 1670-1755
  • The Evolution of the Urban Network
  • Derry's Backyard: The Barony of Inishowen
  • Rundale, Rural Economy and Agrarian Revolution in Tirhugh 1715-1855
  • Changing farming Methods in Donegal
  • Lough Derg: the Making of the Modern Pilgramage
  • Settlement and Society in the Barony of East Inishowen c.1850-
  • Agrarian Improvement and Social Unrest: Lord George Hill and the Gaoth Dobhair Sheep War 1856-1860
  • The Politics of Nation-Building in Post-Famine Donegal
  • Seasonal Migration to the Lagan and Scotland
  • The Congested Districts Board and Co-Operatives in Donegal
  • The Marquis, The Reverend, The Grand Master and the Major: Protestant Politics in Donegal 1868-1933
  • Stair Litríocht Gaeilge Dhún Na nGall le Céad Bliain Anuas
  • Donegal Fiddling: The Donegal Fiddle Tradition
  • An Ceol Dúchais i dTír Chonaill
  • The Gaelic families of Donegal
  • Donegal: History & Society A Select Bibliography

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