New Publication: 'The Irish country house: its past, present and future'

'The Irish country house: its past, present and future' edited by Terence Dooley & Christopher Ridgway

CONTENTS:

R.V. Comerford: Foreword

Patrick Walsh: William Conolly and Castletown

Finola O’Kane: The making of Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin

Judith Hill: The uses of the past in Adare, Co. Limerick

Patrick Cosgrove: Irish landlords and the Wyndham Land Act, 1903

Ciarán J. Reilly: The burning of country houses in Co. Offaly during the revoloutionary period, 1920-3

Olwen Purdue: Big house society in Northern Ireland, 1921–69

Terence Dooley: Social life at Castle Hyde, 1931–88

Karol Mullaney-Dignam: The Music in the Irish country house project

Danielle O’Donovan & Jennifer McCrea: Education and the historic house

Christopher Ridgway: Making and meaning in the country house

Allen Warren: The Twilight of the ascendancy and the big house

Terence Dooley is Director of the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates at NUI Maynooth.
Christopher Ridgway is curator of Castle Howard in Yorkshire and has written and lectured widely on its architecture, gardens and collections.

PUBLISHED BY: Four Courts Press www.fourcourtspress.ie/product.php?intProductID=946

This volume of essays emanates from the highly successful Historic Houses of Ireland Conference held at NUI Maynooth each year since 2003.