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The afterlives of Galway jail, "difficult" heritage, and the Maamtrasna Murders: representations of an Irish urban space, 1882-2018 (Pre published)
(Cambridge University Press, 2020-05-03)
This article explores the spatial history and ‘afterlives’ of Galway jail, where an innocent man, Myles Joyce, was executed in 1882 following his conviction for the Maamtrasna murders; in 2018 he was formally pardoned by ...
“The radicals in these reform times”: politics, grand juries and Ireland’s unbuilt assize courthouses, 1800-45 (Pre published)
(Cambridge University Press, 2015-02-11)
It is the aim, in this article, to identify the reasons why certain designs for courthouses in early-nineteenth-century Ireland remained unexecuted, and to do so by analysing surviving drawings and placing them in the ...
Urban governance and prison building in pre-Famine Ireland, 1820-1845 (Pre published)
This chapter focuses on urban governance, urban agency, and civil society with reference to the construction of new prisons in Irish towns in the early nineteenth century. It investigates how civil society and central ...
Planning for bicycles in the Irish city: a brief history (Pre published)
(Irish Planning Institute, 2020)
In this short article I will summarise recent research on cycling in urban Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. I will briefly comment on how cycling was discussed by Irish town planners in the past, and how it was discussed ...
The history of Bagenalstown courthouse, Co. Carlow (Pre published)
(Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society, 2014-09-11)
This short article offers an architectural history of the courthouse in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, built in the 1820s.
“A scene of shameful disorder and dissipation”: alcohol, music, animals, and vegetables in early nineteenth-century Irish prisons (Pre published)
(History Ireland, 2019-08-26)
James Palmer and Benjamin Woodward, the state’s prison inspectors in early nineteenth-century Ireland, faced a monumental challenge: all around the country in big county gaols and in small bridewells, prison governors and ...
James H. Murphy, The Politics of Dublin Corporation, 1840-1900: From Reform to Expansion (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2020) (review)
(H-Albion, H-Net Reviews, 2020-12-08)
Review of: James H. Murphy, The Politics of Dublin Corporation, 1840-1900: From Reform to Expansion (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2020)
Coventry: the making of a modern city, 1939-73 (Historic England, Swindon, 2016). By Jeremy Gould and Caroline Gould (review)
Review of book: Coventry: the making of a modern city, 1939-73 (Historic England, Swindon, 2016). By Jeremy Gould and Caroline Gould
Irish urban history: an agenda (Pre published)
(Cambridge University Press, 2019)
Modern Irish history is urban history. It is a story of the transferral of a populace from rural settlements to small towns and cities; of the discipline and regulation of society through new urban spaces; of the creation ...
Catholic power and the Irish city: modernity, religion, and planning in Galway, 1944-49 (Pre published)
(Cambridge University Press, 2020-07)
A major town planning dispute between church and state in Galway in the 1940s over the location for a new school provides a lens for rethinking Ireland's distinctive engagement with modernity. Using town planning and urban ...