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A review of 'Women of the House: Women's Household Work in Ireland 1922-1961. Discourses, Experiences and Memories by Caitriona Clear'
(Galway Archaeological & Historical Society, 2001)
This study is based on exhaustive research in government departmental correspondence and reports, folklore records, newspapers, handbooks, periodicals and prescriptive literature, as well as on the personal testimonies of ...
A review of 'King Dan: the rise of Daniel O'Connell, 1775-1829 by Patrick M. Geoghegan' (Pre-published version)
(Cambridge University Press, 2009)
This very readable work is the first volume of a proposed two-volume study of the life and political career of Daniel O'Connell, concentrating on his career up to the granting of Catholic emancipation in 1829. One might ...
A review of 'Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster, 1630-1830 by David Dickson' (Pre-published version)
(Oxford University Press, 2007)
David Dickson's monumental work analyzes society in the southern Irish counties of Cork, Kerry, and west Waterford in the two centuries before the Great Famine, addressing the evolution of a key region and exploring ...
A review of 'The Second World War and Irish Women: An Oral History by Mary Muldowney'
(Irish Labour History Society, 2007)
This book, based on interviews with twenty-seven Dublin and Belfast-born women, explores the Irish female experience during World War II. Combining personal testimonies with the evidence of contemporary newspapers, official ...