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County Armagh
Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County

County Armagh: History & Society

A.J. Hughes, William Nolan (Ed.)
(October 2001)

1,080 pp, over 100 illustrations
ISBN 0 906602 36 X
RRP: €60.00
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The fifteenth volume in the Irish County History Series. This is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary study ever undertaken on the ecclesiastical centre of Ireland. Archaeologists, medievalists, Celtic scholars, geographers, folklorists and historians combine to provide an attractive account of a key region.

Thirty original essays by distinguished scholars place Armagh in its local, national and European contexts. The nature of county Armagh's society throughout recorded history is the central theme of this stimulating book. The interaction between natives and newcomers as revealed in rural and urban settlements is another primary focus.

A.J. Hughes teaches Irish at the Belfast Campus of the University of Ulster.
William Nolan is Lecturer in Geography, University College, Dublin.

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

228 x 152 mm, 1080 pp, over 100 illustrations


  • Artefacts, Archaeology and Armagh by G. Ramsey
  • Saint Patrick by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín
  • The life of St Monenna or Darerca of Killeevy by Ingrid Sperber
  • The Ulster Cycle and the Place of Armagh in the Tradition by E. M. Greenwood
  • The officials of the Church of Armagh in the Early and Central
  • Middle Ages to A.D. 1200 by Herold Pettiau
  • Medieval Armagh: The Kingdom of Oirthir (Orior) and its Rulers the Uí Annluain (O'Hanlons) by K. Simms
  • Dr George Cromer, Archbishop of Armagh (1521-1543) and Henry VIII's Reformation by Henry A. Jefferies
  • Rebels, Planters and Conspirators: Armagh 1594-1640 by J. McCavitt
  • County Armagh: A Map of Plantation c.1610 by R.J. Hunter.
  • Territories, people and placenames in Co. Armagh by Kay Muhr
  • Land Confiscations and Plantations in County Armagh during the English Commonwealth and Restoration Periods, 1650-1680 by Harold O'Sullivan
  • Toryism and Rappareeism in County Armagh in the late seventeenth century by Éamonn Ó Ciardha
  • Saint Oliver Plunkett 1625-1681 by John J. Hanly
  • Armagh through the Eyes of the County Museum by Catherine McCullough and Greer Ramsey
  • Patriotism, Popery and Politics: The Armagh by-election of 1753 by E. Magennis
  • Gaelic Poets and Scribes of the South Armagh hinterland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries by A.J. Hughes
  • The City of Armagh in the Eighteenth Century by Leslie Clarkson
  • The Origins of the Orange Order in County Armagh by David W. Miller
  • Lord Arthur Gosford and Armagh Politics, 1790-1800 by C.F. McGleenon
  • Dean Warburton's Reports on the United Irishmen in County Armagh by Réamonn Ó Muirí
  • Presbyterianism in County Armagh by Stewart R. Jones.
  • The Foundation of the Armagh County Infirmary by D.R.M. Weatherup
  • Settlement and Farming in County Armagh by Mervyn Watson
  • Provision for the Poor in the Pre-Famine era by G. MacAtasney
  • Some aspects of the Great Famine in County Armagh by James Grant
  • Evolution of Towns in County Armagh by W.H. Crawford
  • Placing the Imaginary: Gosford Castle and the Gosford Estate, c. 1820-1900 by Lindsay Proudfoot
  • The Franchise, Elections and Parliamentary Representation for Armagh 1874-1910 by C. Murphy
  • County Armagh and the Boundary Commission by K. J. Rankin
  • The Architectural Heritage of County Armagh by Richard Oram

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