Author: Ethel Mannin
Category: Authors, English
Only recently discovered, this is a unique and valuable record, kept by Scott, a Scotsman sent by London life insurance employer to report on an estate about to go on sale - 200,000 acres of land north of Galway, Connemara. Called by Scott this inhabited desolation, his journal provides a first-hand account, with line drawings, by Scott, of the survivors of the famine in this area, of the thieving beggars and squalid hostelries, rent-evading tenants, and the works of the 'Papistry.' Robinson supplies very useful background material and history, as well as rich, explanatory notes and a map.
Journal of a Survey of the Martin Estate
Author: Thomas Colville Scott
Publisher: Lilliput PressLtd
Category: Administration of estates
A Folklore Sketch; a Handbook of Irish Pre-Christian Traditions
Author: William Gregory Wood-Martin
Author: Ireland. Dept. of Agriculture and Technical Instruction
Author: Ireland. Dept. of Agriculture and Fisheries
Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction: Recycling the Dustbin of History Part I Collecting Memory Oral History and Social Memory 000 Irish Folklore Collections 000 Hayes and The Last Invasion of Ireland 000 Ancillary Folk History Sources 000 Part II Folk History 000 History-Telling 000 Practitioners of Folk History 000 Time and Calendar 000 Part III Democratic History 000 Who Were 'The Men of the West'? 000 Multiple Heroes in Folk Historiographies Who Were the Women of the West? 000 Part IV Commemorating History 000 Spheres and Mediums of Remembrance 000 Topographies of Folk Commemoration 000 Souvenirs 000 Ceremonies, Monuments and Negotiations of Memory 000 Mediations of Remembrance 000 Memory and Oblivion Conclusion: Alternative History: Archaeologies of Social Memory Epilogue: Commemorative Heritage: Remembrance in the Late-Twentieth Century Select Bibliography Index
Irish Folk History and Social Memory
Author: Guy Beiner
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
The continuation of the journey on horseback through the west Ireland described in Connemara Mollie. With her replacement pony, Peggy, the author travels from the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, south down the coast of Co. Cork, before turning inland through Counties Waterford, Tipperary and Limerick. As with its predecessor, the story is both a portrait of Ireland and its inhabitants in 1984, and the growing bond between the author and her pony. Both needed to confront their fears: Peggy was used to pulling a cart and hated going cross country, while Hilary's confidence was shattered by her experience in the mountains of Kerry with Mollie. But all ends well."When she felt soft turf beneath her hooves instead of tarmac Peggy stopped dead in astonishment. Oh brave new world! Without her accustomed blinkers she could see mountains and sky - except that if she wanted to look at something above her she tilted her head sideways to peep under the imaginary blinkers while keeping her neck resolutely horizontal. It was very endearing and made me laugh out loud."
Further Travels on Horseback Through Ireland
Author: Hilary Bradt
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Connemara occupies the south-western corner of County Galway. It's white quartzite mountains and rocky shores are perfect for the study of a rich diversity of lithologies and tectonic structures. This report accompanies the 1: 63,360 geological map and cross sections of Connemara. It features a brief history of geological research in Connemara; accounts of lithologies; detailed accounts of seven selected local areas; an examination of the anomalous position of Dalriadan rocks in Connemara relative to Dalriadan rocks elsewhere; and an extensive reference list and bibliography.
a report to accompany the 1:63,360 geological map and cross-sections of Connemara
Author: Bernard Elgey Leake,P. W. G. Tanner,Royal Irish Academy
The Great Irish Famine was one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters of the nineteenth century. In a period of only five years, Ireland lost approximately 25% of its population through a combination of death and emigration. How could such a tragedy have occurred at the heart of the vast, and resource-rich, British Empire? Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland explores this question by focusing on a particular, and lesser-known, aspect of the Famine: that being the extent to which people throughout the world mobilized to provide money, food and clothing to assist the starving Irish. This book considers how, helped by developments in transport and communications, newspapers throughout the world reported on the suffering in Ireland, prompting funds to be raised globally on an unprecedented scale. Donations came from as far away as Australia, China, India and South America and contributors emerged from across the various religious, ethnic, social and gender divides. Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland traces the story of this international aid effort and uses it to reveal previously unconsidered elements in the history of the Famine in Ireland.
The Kindness of Strangers
Author: Christine Kinealy
Publisher: A&C Black
Author: San Francisco Public Library
This collection of original critical essays, newly available in paperback, launches an ambitious, long-term project marking out a new period and style in twentieth-century literary history.
Author: Kristin Bluemel
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Author: William Chambers,Robert Chambers