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Mayo History and Society
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944 pages, 30 figures, 99 plates
ISBN: 978 0 906602 683
Price: €60.00

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The latest release from Geography Publications is the highly anticipated 22nd volume in the History and Society series, Mayo. Edited by Nollaig Ó Muraíle and Gerard Moran with series editor William Nolan the book comprises a series of narratives delivered through the diverse perspectives of a range of academics and local historians. This collection explores the historical, political, social and religious influences that have shaped and developed Mayo from pre-Christian times right through to the modern day. See below for the table of contents.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL
MONUMENTS IN COUNTY MAYO
by Bernard O’Hara

Chapter 2 CÉIDE FIELDS AND BELDERRIG VALLEY:
FOUR SCORE YEARS OF RESEARCH
by Seamas Caulfield

Chapter 3 CROAGH PATRICK AND PREHISTORIC
MOUNTAIN PILGRIMAGE IN IRELAND:
MODERN MYTH OR ANCIENT REALITY?
by Michael Gibbons

Chapter 4 CROAGH PATRICK’S EARLY ASSOCIATIONS,
PATRICIAN AND NON-PATRICIAN
by Pádraig Ó Riain

Chapter 5 THE EARLY HISTORY OF MAYO OF THE SAXONS
by Vera Orschel

Chapter 6 THE PLACE-NAMES OF MAYO
by Fiachra Mac Gabhann

Chapter 7 THE LATE MEDIEVAL FRIARIES OF THE
MENDICANT ORDERS IN COUNTY MAYO
by Yvonne McDermott

Chapter 8 SCRÍBHNEOIRÍ GAEILGE DE BHUNADH
MHAIGH EO
by Nollaig Ó Muraíle

Chapter 9 MANUSCRIPT CULTURES IN EARLY MODERN MAYO
by Bernadette Cunningham and Raymond Gillespie

Chapter 10 CROMWELLIAN COUNTY MAYO
by John Cunningham

Chapter 11 THE POLITICS OF PROTESTANT ASCENDANCY
IN COUNTY MAYO, 1600-1830
by James Kelly

Chapter 12 ‘THE MOST IMPORTANT TOWN IN MAYO’:
LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN BALLINA SINCE 1723
by Matthew Potter

Chapter 13 DISTINGUISHED VISITORS TO MAYO 1776-1905
by Richard Davis

Chapter 14 IN PURSUIT OF A PEOPLE’S HERO:
REMEMBERING FATHER MANUS SWEENEY
AND THE YEAR OF THE FRENCH
by Guy Beiner

Chapter 15 THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND RELIGIOUS
CULTURE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY MAYO
by Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh

Chapter 16 SOURCES FOR THE HISTORY OF LANDED
ESTATES IN COUNTY MAYO
by Marie Boran and Brigid Clesham

Chapter 17 REPRESENTING THE PHYSICAL AND SETTLEMENT
TOPOGRAPHY OF COUNTY MAYO IN THE EARLY
NINETEENTH CENTURY: THE MAPPING AND
MODELLING OF WILLIAM BALD
by Arnold Horner

Chapter 18 ‘FAREWELL TO KILKELLY, IRELAND’: EMIGRATION
FROM POST-FAMINE MAYO
by Gerard Moran

Chapter 19 A POLISH COUNT IN COUNTY MAYO: PAUL DE
STRZELECKI AND THE GREAT FAMINE
by Christine Kinealy

Chapter 20 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN MAYO, 1800-1880
by John Coakley

Chapter 21 THE PRIEST AND THE MIRACULOUS CURE AT
KNOCK OF THE POLITICAL SHOEMAKER’S
DAUGHTER: RELIGION AND AGITATION IN THE
EARLY LAND WAR
by Eugene Hynes

Chapter 22 GEORGE MOORE (1852-1933): THE FICTIONS
OF A WILD GOOSE
by W. J. McCormack

Chapter 23 MICHAEL DAVITT AND THE UNITED IRISH LEAGUE
by Carla King

Chapter 24 AN COMHRÁ SÍORAÍ: COTHÚ AGUS ATHNUACHAN
NA hAMHRÁNAÍOCHTA I MAIGH EO
by Lillis Ó Laoire

Chapter 25 ‘FOR THE LOVE OF THE JERSEY’: AN ORAL HISTORY
OF THE GAA IN MAYO, 1884-2011
by Arlene Crampsie

Chapter 26 PROTESTANTISM IN MAYO IN THE TWENTIETH
CENTURY
by Miriam Moffitt

Chapter 27 JOHN DILLON VERSUS EAMON DE VALERA AT
THE 1918 GENERAL ELECTION: THE ECLIPSE
OF THE IRISH PARLIAMENTARY PARTY BY
SINN FÉIN IN EAST MAYO
by K. J. Rankin

Chapter 28 THE DILLONS: A MAYO FAMILY IN HISTORY
by John Dillon

Chapter 29 FOLKLORE COLLECTING IN MAYO UNDER THE
AUSPICES OF THE IRISH FOLKLORE COMMISSION
(1935-1970)
by Séamas Ó Catháin

Chapter 30 FIFTY YEARS OF COLLECTING FOLKLIFE:
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM IN MAYO 1947-1997
by Anne O’Dowd

Chapter 31 FOLK-TRADITION AND ORAL HISTORY OF MAYO
LANDLORDS
by Séamus Mac Philib

Chapter 32 MOBILISING THE MAYO FARMERS: THE LAND
LEAGUE AND CLANN NA TALMHAN COMPARED
by Tony Varley
Chapter 33 T.J. O’CONNELL (1882-1969): PIONEER OF
THE IRISH NATIONAL TEACHERS’ ORGANISATION
AND LABOUR PARTY LEADER
by John Cunningham and Niamh Puirséil

Chapter 34 POLITICS IN MAYO 1922 TO 2013
by Michael Gallagher

Chapter 35 ‘THAT FEELING OF SPECIAL LOSS’:
EMIGRATION AND ITS PERPLEXITIES IN THE
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGS OF BILL
NAUGHTON (1910-1992)
by Liam Harte

Chapter 36 TOURISTS’ EXPECTATIONS AND EXPERIENCES
IN COUNTY MAYO
by Mary Cawley

Chapter 37 GAELTACHT MHAIGH EO AN LAE INNIU:
STAIDÉAR CAINNÍOCHTÚIL
by Laoise Ní Dhúda

Chapter 38 SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
by Ivor Hamrock


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