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The Irish country house : its past, present, and future /
Terence Dooley & Christopher Ridgway, editors.
imprint
Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts Press, c2011.
description
267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1846822343 (hbk.), 9781846822346 (hbk.)
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imprint
Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts Press, c2011.
isbn
1846822343 (hbk.)
9781846822346 (hbk.)
contents note
Biography and the meaning of an Irish country house : William Conolly and Castletown / Patrick Walsh -- An absentee family's suburban demesne : the making of Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin / Finola O'Kane -- Gothic in post-Union Ireland : the uses of the past in Adare, Co. Limerick / Judith Hill -- Irish landlords and the Wyndham Land Act, 1903 / Patrick Cosgrove -- The burning of country houses in Co. Offaly during the revolutionary period, 1920-3 / CiarĂ¡n J. Reilly -- "Ascendancy's ... last big jamboree" : big house society in Northern Ireland, 1921-69 / Olwen Purdue -- "It was like a scene from the ball in Gone with the wind" : social life at Castle Hyde, 1931-88 / Terence Dooley -- The Music in the Irish Country House project : origins and objective / Karol Mullaney-Dignam -- Education and the historic house : where the past has a value for the future / Danielle O'Donovan & Jennifer McCrea -- Making and meaning in the country house : new perspectives in England, Ireland and Scotland / Christopher Ridgway -- The twilight of the ascendancy and the big house : a view from the twenty-first century / Allen Warren.
general note
"This volume of essays originated from the Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conferences hosted by the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates at the National University of Ireland Maynooth since its establishment in 2004"--P. 17.
Selected conference papers.
catalogue key
8683778
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Terence Dooley is a senior lecturer with the History Department, NUI Maynooth, and Director of die Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates. Christopher Ridgway is curator of Castle Howard in Yorkshire, and adjunct professor with the History Department, NUI Maynooth.
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This volume of essays emanates from the successful Historic Houses of Ireland conference, held at NUI Maynooth each year since 2003.
Main Description
This volume of essays emanates from the highly successful Historic Houses of Ireland Conference, held annually at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth since 2003.
Main Description
This volume of essays emanates from the highly successful Historic Houses of Ireland Conference, held annually at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth since 2003. "From academics interested in accessing some of the latest research in the field of historic house, estate and demesne landscape studies, to those involved in the management and running of these houses as educational facilities and tourist attractions, to local and state authorities and the general public this well illustrated, very readable book comes highly recommended." Irish Literary Supplement, Fall 2012, Vol. 32, No. 1
Table of Contents
Notes On Contributorsp. 7
List Of Abbreviationsp. 10
Forewordp. 11
Prefacep. 15
Biography and the meaning of an Irish country house: William Conolly and Castletownp. 21
An absentee family's suburban demesne: the making of Mount Merrion, Co. Dublinp. 40
Gothic in post-Union Ireland: the uses of the past in Adare, Co. Limerickp. 58
Irish landlords and the Wyndham Land Act, 1903p. 90
The burning of country houses in Co. Offaly during the revolutionary period, 1920-3p. 110
'Ascendancy's ... last big jamboree': big house society in Northern Ireland, 1921-69p. 134
'It was like a scene from the ball in Gone with the Wind': social life at Castle Hyde, 1931-88p. 150
The Music in the Irish Country House project: origins and objectivesp. 166
Education and the historic house: where the past has a value for the futurep. 184
Making and meaning in the country house: new perspectives in England, Ireland and Scotlandp. 203
The twilight of the ascendancy and the big house: a view from the twenty-first centuryp. 244
List Of Illustrationsp. 257
Indexp. 259
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