The third volume in the Irish County History Series. This is the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary study ever undertaken on Kilkenny. Archaeologists, medievalists, Celtic scholars, geographers, placename scholars and historians of economics, culture and politics combine to provide an attractive account of this key region.
Twenty-five original essays by distinguished scholars place Kilkenny in its local, national and European contexts.
William Nolan is lecturer in Geography, University College, Dublin.
Kevin Whelan is a Newman Scholar in the department of Geography, University College, Dublin.
All interested in getting to know Ireland through its regions. Kilkenny people at home and abroad. Suitable for both the academic and general reader.
228 x 152 mm, 715 pp, 71 plates, 62 figures
- The archaeology of early settlement in county Kilkenny
- Some crosses of county Kilkenny
- The early development of the medieval town of Kilkenny
- County Kilkenny in the Anglo-Norman period
- Richard de Ledrede, John Clyn, James Grace, David Rothe – the earliest chroniclers of Kilkenny
- The Ormond Butlers of county Kilkenny
- Territorial, social and settlement hierarchies in seventeenth century Kilkenny
- The changing composition of Kilkenny’s landowners 1641-1700
- The Catholic Church in county Kilkenny 1600-1800
- Social and economic conflict in county Kilkenny 1600-1800
- The social and economic evolution of Kilkenny in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
- Callan – a corporate town 1700-1800
- Parlimentary representation in county Kilkenny in the eighteenth century
- Inland city: Reflections on eighteenth century Kilkenny
- Old World antecedents, new World adaptations: Inistioge immigrants in Newfoundland
- Scríobhaithe lámhscríbhinní Gaelige in nCill Chainnigh 1700-1800
- David Aher and Hill Clements’ map of county Kilkenny
- Irish language and literature in county Kilkenny in the nineteenth century
- The Tithe War in county Kilkenny 1830-1834
- Fr Robert O’Keeffe, parish priest and the Callan controversy 1869-1881
- The cot fishermen of the River Nore
- Nixie Boran and the colliery community of north Kilkenny
- Social life and local meaning: ‘Thomastown’ county Kilkenny
- Inscape: life and landscape in Callan and county Kilkenny
- A select bibliography of county Kilkenny