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
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.