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Cavan Dust Jacket Small
Cavan History and Society

Jonathan Cherry, Brendan Scott (Eds)
William Nolan (Series Editor)
744 pages
54 Figures
82 Plates
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County Cavan in the north midlands of Ireland encompasses 193,500 hectares (478,148 acres) of land and water and is the nineteenth largest of Ireland’s thirty-two counties. Its landscape is characterised by small rounded hills, known as drumlins, interspersed with lakes. The hilly northwest of the county hosts a number of international tourism attractions including the Shannon Erne Waterway - Cavan flows north as well as south - and the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. The Geopark, which straddles the land boundary between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, is recognised by UNESCO to have an exceptional geological heritage.


This publication, the 23rd volume in the History and Society series, edited by Jonathan Cherry and Brendan Scott with series editor William Nolan comprises twenty-nine chapters on this wonderful county. It is a co-operative enterprise that brings together a range of specialists from within and without the county to present its story. All of them have endeavoured to strip away the layers of time and uncover the past in its multiple manifestations. It is the history of a specific bounded place
with its own latitude and longitude but it also contributes to the narrative of our island home. Below you can see the vast breadth of topics covered in this book as indicated by the table of contents.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 ROCK, WHIN AND THE SOUL WITHIN by Shane Connaughton

Chapter 2 COUNTY CAVAN’S PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY –THE CANVAS FOR OUR CULTURAL IMPRINT by Susan Hegarty

Chapter 3 THE EARLY HISTORY AND SUB-DIVSIONS OF THE KINGDOM OF BREIFNE by Paul MacCotter

Chapter 4 THE OTHER BURREN - ARCHAEOLOGY AND LANDSCAPE IN NORTH-WEST CAVAN by Rory Sherlock

Chapter 5 THE BREAC MAODHÓG: A UNIQUE MEDIEVAL IRISH RELIQUARY by Griffin Murray

Chapter 6 FRONTIER SETTLEMENT IN CAVAN IN THE HIGH MEDIEVAL PERIOD (1169-1550) by Linda Shine

Chapter 7 THE ULSTER PLANTATION AND ITS EFFECT ON NATIVE AND SETTLER IN CAVAN, 1610-1641 by Brendan Scott

Chapter 8 ‘A STAR OF THE FIRST MAGNITUDE’: WILLIAM BEDELL (1571-1642), BISHOP OF KILMORE AND GAELIC CULTURE by Marc Caball

Chapter 9 NON-CONFORMIST RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS IN COUNTY CAVAN IN THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES by Patrick Cassidy

Chapter 10 CAVAN AND THE PRESBYTERIAN FRONTIER IN THE EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY by Robert Armstrong

Chapter 11 REVD JOHN RICHARDSON (c.1669-1747): COUNTY CAVAN RECTOR AND IRISH LANGUAGE ENTHUSIAST by Toby Barnard

Chapter 12 A TURBULENT DECADE: COUNTY CAVAN IN THE 1790s by Liam Kelly

Chapter 13 THE POLITICS OF THE PROTESTANT ASCENDANCY IN COUNTY CAVAN, 1584-1840 by James Kelly

Chapter 14 THERAPEUTIC LANDSCAPES IN CAVAN by Ronan Foley

Chapter 15 ROAD-MAKING AND MAPPING IN EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY CAVAN - THE ROLE OF WILLIAM LARKIN by Arnold Horner

Chapter 16 THE ORANGE ORDER IN COUNTY CAVAN, 1798-2014
by Jack Johnston

Chapter 17 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE SHIFT AND THE DECLINE IN IRISH IN COUNTY CAVAN IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES
by Ciarán Mac Murchaidh

Chapter 18 ‘MELTING DOWN’: POST-FAMINE EMIGRATION FROM COUNTY CAVAN by Mary Sullivan

Chapter 19 IDENTIFYING THE POOR OF CAVAN, 1838-1911 by Georgina Laragy

Chapter 20 THE STRUCTURE, DEMISE AND LEGACY OF LANDLORDISM IN COUNTY CAVAN, c.1870-c.1970 by Jonathan Cherry

Chapter 21 OLIVER NUGENT, THE GENTRY AND THE GREAT WAR
by Nicholas Perry

Chapter 22 ‘AN EXAMPLE OF THE REHABILITATION OF HER SEX’: CONTEXTUALISING THE FOUNDING AND EARLY MISSION MESSAGE OF THE HOLY ROSARY SISTERS FROM KILLESHANDRA, COUNTY CAVAN,
1924-1949 by Michael Finnegan

Chapter 23 THE CO-OPERATIVE CREAMERIES AND THEIR ROLE IN THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF COUNTY CAVAN by Frank Brennan

Chapter 24 THE FOLKLORE COLLECTIONS OF CAVAN PROVENANCE IN THE NATIONAL FOLKLORE COLLECTION AND HOW THEY WERE ASSEMBLED by Mícheál Briody

Chapter 25 THE ROAD TO THE ‘STAR SPANGLED FINAL’: GAELIC FOOTBALL IN CAVAN c.1884-1947 by Brian McCabe

Chapter 26 CAVAN’S TOWNS AND VILLAGES FROM THE PLANTATION TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Michael O’Neill

Chapter 27 RECENT SETTLEMENT CHANGE IN COUNTY CAVAN, 1981-2011 by Ruth McManus

Chapter 28 PADDY SMITH: CAVAN MAN OF FARMING, FOOTBALL AND FIANNA FÁIL by Tom Feeney

Chapter 29 A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COUNTY CAVAN BASED ON THE COLLECTION OF BOOKS AND JOURNALS IN THE LOCAL STUDIES SECTION AT THE JOHNSTON CENTRAL LIBRARY by Jonathan A. Smyth


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