Select Publications

Publications

Monographs

• The decline and fall of the dukes of Leinster, 1872-1948: love, war, debt and madness (Dublin, 2014). 288 pages

• The murders at Wildgoose Lodge: agrarian crime and punishment in pre-Famine Ireland (Dublin, 2007). 280 pages. [An Irish Times book of the year, 2007; featured on The History Show November Book Club with Myles Dungan, RTE, 14 November 2010]

• The big houses and landed estates of Ireland: a research guide (Dublin, 2007). 160 pages.

• ‘The land for the people’: the land question in independent Ireland, 1923-73 (Dublin, 2004). 318 pages.

• Inniskeen 1912-18: the political conversion of Bernard O’Rourke (Dublin, 2004). 67 pages.

• A future for Irish historic houses? a study of fifty houses (report commissioned by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, and the Irish Georgian Society, 2003, with foreword by An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, TD). 150 pages.

• ‘The greatest of the Fenians’: John Devoy and Ireland (Dublin, 2003). 220 pages.

• The decline of the big house in Ireland: a study of Irish landed families, 1860-1960 (Dublin, 2001). 336 pages.

• Sources for the history of landed estates in Ireland (Dublin, 2000). 75 pages.

• The plight of Monaghan Protestants, 1912-26 (Dublin, 2000). 64 pages.

• The decline of Unionist politics in Monaghan, 1911-23 (Maynooth, 1988). 30 pages.

 

Edited volumes

• (With Patrick Cosgrove and Karol Mullaney-Dignam), Aspects of Irish aristocratic life: essays on the FitzGeralds and Carton House (Dublin, 2014), 214 pages.

• [with Christopher Ridgway] The Irish country house: its past, present and future (Dublin, 2011), 267 pages.

• Ireland’s polemical past: views in Irish history in honour of R.V. Comerford (Dublin, 2010), 223 pages.

 

Chapters in books

• (with Tony McCarthy), ‘The 1923 Land Act: some new perspectives’, in Mel Farrell, Jason Knirck and Ciara Meehan (eds.), A formative decade: Ireland in the 1920s (Dublin, 2015), pp 132-156.

• ‘The destruction of the Irish country house’, in James Raven (ed.), Lost mansions: essays on the destruction of the country house (Basingstoke, 2015).

• ‘Land and people’, in Alvin Jackson (ed.), The Oxford handbook of modern Irish history (Oxford, 2014), pp 107-25.

• ‘The fate of the country house in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries’, Rolf Loeber et al (eds.), Art and architecture of Ireland: vol. Iv: architecture (Dublin, New Haven, London), pp 384-87.

• ‘1810 valuation and survey of the Rostrevor estate’, Newry and Mourne Museum, Landownership in south-west Down (Newry, 2014), pp 12-16.

• ‘Preface’, in Patrick Cogrove, Terence Dooley and Karol Mullaney-Dignam (eds.), Aspects of Irish aristocratic life: essays on the FitzGeralds and Carton House (Dublin, 2014), pp 7-9.

• ‘The FitzGeralds: a survey history, 1169-2013’, in Patrick Cogrove, Terence Dooley and Karol Mullaney-Dignam (eds.), Aspects of Irish aristocratic life: essays on the FitzGeralds and Carton House (Dublin, 2014), pp 19-33.

• ‘ “Till my further orders’: rules governing servants at Carton House in the mid-eighteenth century’, in Patrick Cogrove, Terence Dooley and Karol Mullaney-Dignam (eds.), Aspects of Irish aristocratic life: essays on the FitzGeralds and Carton House (Dublin, 2014), pp 106-17.

• ‘ “The fairy godfather as regards the estate’: Henry Mallaby-Deeley and Carton, 1922-37’, in Patrick Cogrove, Terence Dooley and Karol Mullaney-Dignam (eds.), Aspects of Irish aristocratic life: essays on the FitzGeralds and Carton House (Dublin, 2014), pp 210-19.

• [with Christian Noack], ‘Ot aristokraticheskogo proshlogo k publichnogo naslediiu. Sravnite;’noe issledovanie russkikh I irlandskikh usadebo posle revoliutsiei [‘From aristocratic past to public heritage: comparative research on Russian and Irish country houses and landed estates after the revolutions’], in A.B. Sokolov and A.M. Ermakov (eds), Na peresecheniiakh Britanskoi istroii (Izdatelstvo YaGPU, 2013), pp 82-127.

• ‘The Morpeth Roll’, Miriam Donohoe (ed.), The Gathering: reflections on Ireland (Dublin, 2013), pp 53-57.

• ‘ “Tombstones of a departed ascendancy”: the Irish country house since independence’, Giles Waterfield and Rebecca Parker (eds.), Looking ahead: the future of the country house: The Attingham Trust’s 60th Anniversary conference papers (London, 2012), pp 100-108.

• ‘It was like a scene from the ball in Gone with the Wind’: social life at Castle Hyde, 1931-88’ in Terence Dooley & Christopher Ridgway (editors), The Irish Country House: its past, present and future (Dublin, 2011), pp 150-65.

• ‘The Land War in Drumlish, 1879-82’ in Martin Morris and Fergus O’Ferrall, Longford history and society (2010)

• ‘National patrimony and political perceptions of the Irish country house in post-independence Ireland’ in Terence Dooley (ed.), Ireland’s polemical past: views of Irish history in honour of R.V. Comerford (Dublin, 2010), pp 192-212.

• ‘IRA activity in County Kildare during the War of Independence’ in William Nolan and Thomas McGrath (eds), Kildare: history and society (Dublin, 2006), pp 625-56.

• ‘IRA veterans and land division in independent Ireland, 1923-48’ in Fearghal McGarry (ed.), Republicanism in modern Ireland (Dublin, 2003), pp 86-107.

• ‘Landlords and the land question, 1879-1909’ in Carla King (ed.), Land, famine and culture in Ireland (Dublin, 2000), pp 116-39.

• ‘Kilkenny castle, 1850-1950: one hundred years of change’ in John Bradley and Anne Murphy (eds), Themes in Kilkenny history (Kilkenny, 2000), pp 93-108.

• ‘Monaghan Protestants in a time of crisis, 1919-22’ in R.V. Comerford et al (ed.), Religion, conflict and coexistence in Ireland (Dublin, 1990), pp 235-51.

 

Articles in refereed journals

• ‘Castle Hyde and the Great Famine, 1845-51’ in Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, vol. xii (2009), pp 54-71.

• ‘Copy of the marquis of Kildare’s household book, 1758’ in Archivium Hibernicum, lxii (2009), pp 183-220.

• ‘The mortgage papers of St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, 1871-1923’ in Archivium Hibernicum, lix (2005), pp 106-235.

• ‘Land and politics in independent Ireland, 1923-48: the case for a re-appraisal’ in Irish Historical Studies, xxxiv, no. 134 (Nov. 2004) pp 175-97.

• ‘Landlords and mortgagees in late nineteenth century Ireland: the case of Lord Granard and the Trustees of Maynooth College, 1871-89’ in Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, xviii, part iv (1998-99), pp 612-26.

 

Entries in works of reference

• ‘Alexander George Richey’ , New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004).

• ‘Charles Hare Hemphill’ , New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004).

• ‘Landed estates’ in Brian Lalor (ed.), The encyclopaedia of Ireland (Dublin, 2003).

• ‘Encumbered Estates Acts’ in Brian Lalor (ed.), The encyclopaedia of Ireland (Dublin, 2003).

• ‘Landlords and the land system’ in Brian Lalor (ed.), The encyclopaedia of Ireland (Dublin, 2003).

 

Other publications

• Review of William Laffan and K.V. Mulligan, Russborough: a great Irish house, its families and collections, in Irish Arts Review, Spring (Mar.-May 2015), pp 128-30.

• ‘The complexity of history’, Eolas, issue 8 (Feb. 2012), p. 112.

• ‘Alexander “Baby” Gray and his death at the Battle of Ashbourne, April 1916’ in Riocht na Midhe (2003), pp 194-229.

• ‘ “A world turned upside down”: a study of the socio-economic decline of the Meath nobility, 1870-1935’ in Riocht na Midhe (2001), pp 188-228.

• ‘County Monaghan, 1914-18: recruitment, the rise of Sinn Fein and the partition crisis’ in Clogher Record, xvi, no. 2 (1998), pp 144-58.

• ‘The organisation of unionist opposition to Home Rule in counties Monaghan, Cavan and Donegal, 1885-1914’ in Clogher Record, xvi, no. 1 (1997), pp 46-70.

• ‘Protestant migration to Northern Ireland, 1920-25: a private census for County Fermanagh’ in Clogher Record, xv, no.3 (1996), pp 87-130.

• ‘From the Belfast boycott to the Boundary Commission: fears and hopes in County Monaghan, 1920-26’ in Clogher Record, xv, no. 1 (1993), pp 90-106