An Historical, Environmental and Cultural Atlas of County Donegal

An Historical, Environmental and Cultural Atlas of County Donegal

By: Jim MacLaughlin (editor), Sean Beattie (editor)Hardback

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This atlas consists of around ninety articles from over fifty contributors covering a wide range of topics that are central to the cultural and natural heritage of Donegal. While the county has received a considerable degree of attention from historians and archaeologists in the past, there has been no one major work to bring together the great diversity of material written about the county's history, landscapes and people. After decades of neglect and indeed misrepresentation this atlas seeks to literally put Donegal on the map of contemporary Ireland. Contributors are drawn from a wide range of academic disciplines and interests. They include established authors and academics, as well as competent local scholars whose work merits publication. The editors, who have also contributed very substantially to the volume, have sought to 'raise the bar' in regional studies in order to set a high standard of scholarship, and writing, to make this a volume that will be consulted by those interested in the history and heritage of the county for many years to come. Thus contributions range from short pieces of 1500 words, to specialised chapters of 7000-10000 words. This richly illustrated atlas also has a very strong heritage focus in that the historic, archaeological, natural landscapes and the built environment of the county are treated as powerful elements of Donegal's cultural heritage. Thus topics include historic and recent emigration, Gaelic language and literature, musical traditions, the marine environment, fishing and the coastal economy, textile industries, the history of tourism and travel, art and architecture, Ulster Scots and Donegal's Presbyterian community, material culture, farming, the history of rail, newspapers, sport, the natural and physical landscape and urban-rural relations.

About Author

Jim MacLaughlin is an author and political geographer who has written extensively on a wide range of topics, including the politics of state formation and nation-building, the history of academic disciplines, historical and contemporary emigration, ethnic separatism, racism and, most recently, the history of Ireland's sea fisheries. Sean Beattie is editor of the Donegal Annual, the journal of County Donegal Historical Society, and a graduate of University College Dublin and Ulster University. He has published several books on the history of Donegal and completed his doctorate on the impact of the Congested Districts Board on Donegal. In 2012, NUI Galway conferred an honorary degree on him in recognition of his contribution to historical research.


Section 1 INTRODUCTION: DONEGAL: DYNAMICS OF THE HUMAN LANDSCAPE Jim Mac Laughlin and Sean Beattie Section 2 PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, WILDLIFE AND CLIMATE The Geological Evolution of County Donegal Paul J. Gibson The Glacial History of Donegal Paul Dunlop The Donegal Coastline Andrew Cooper The Climate and Weather of County Donegal Kieran Hickey Donegal Natural History, Wildlife Habitats and the Living Landscape Jim Mac Laughlin Plants, Moths and Butterflies of Donegal Ralph Sheppard Whales and Dolphins in Offshore Waters of Donegal Michael Mc Laughlin Donegal The Diversity of Bird life Jim Mac Laughlin The Golden Eagles of Donegal Lorcan O'Toole Section 3 PREHISTORY AND THE PRE-COLONIAL PERIOD Prehistoric Archaeology of Donegal: c. 7000 BC to c. AD 500 Brian Lacey The Political Geography of Donegal, AD 500 - 800 Brian Lacey Beltany Mary Harte Dynastic Conflict in Medieval Donegal, AD 800 - 1400 Tomas G. O Canainn Social and Economic Change in Coastal Donegal, 900 - 1650 Jim Mac Laughlin The Principality of Tir Chonaill in the early Sixteenth Century Darren MacEiteagain Spanish Armada Wrecks off the Donegal Coastline Caoimhinn Barr Section 4 DISLOCATION AND TRANSFORMATION From Gaelic Outpost to Colonial Society Donegal and the Plantation of Ulster Annaleigh Margey The Flight of the Earls Sean Beattie Donegal's Presbyterians: The Ulster Scots Connection Carol Baraniuk and Frank Ferguson Rundale and Social Revolution in Nineteenth Century Donegal James Anderson Social and Economic Links between Derry and Donegal in Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Robert Gavin Donegal The History of Coastal and Sea Fisheries Jim Mac Laughlin Social Conditions, Gweedore in the 1830s and 1840s George Hill Social Change in Glencolumbkille in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Vincent Tucker South Donegal on the eve of the Great Famine Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Hall Memorial of Patrick M'Kye, Gweedore, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1837 The Great Famine in Donegal Sean Beattie The Trail of Tears: Donegal Involvement in the Demise of the American Indian Donal Campbell A Famine Diary from Fanad Peninsula Hugh Dorian The Estate System of Landholding in County Donegal Martina O'Donnell Testimonies Given at the Devon Commission, July, 1844 on landholding and the state of agriculture in County Donegal The Hiring Fair System in Donegal Sean Beattie A Letter from New York Donegal: The Emigrant Nursery and the Global Economy Jim Mac Laughlin Migration in Donegal History, 1607 - 2007 Patrick Fitzgerald John Doherty - Social Reformer, Trade Unionist, and Working Class Journalist, 1798 - 1854 Jim Mac Laughlin The Migration Story of Mici Mac Gabhann, 1865 - 1948 Brian Lambkin Letters from Reverend J.L. McHenry, Church of Ireland Curate of Culdaff to his Mother, Mrs. Margaret McHenry, Draperstown, County Derry Inishtrahull: 'The Isle of Ships' Sean Beattie Donegal Poitin Aiden Manning Section 5 THE MAKING OF MODERN DONEGAL Conservative Nationalist Rule in Donegal, 1880 - 1921 Jim Mac Laughlin Donegal and the War of Independence Liam O'Duibhir Donegal and the Civil War Liam O'Duibhir Perceptions of a Northern County Donegal, 1550 - 1900 Jim Mac Laughlin A Donegal Chaplain's Account of Conditions at the Frontline During World War I Canon Padraig Mac Giolla Cheara Donegal: The Scottish Connection Joe Bradley The Arranmore Disaster Peadar O'Donnell The Donegal Corridor Anthony Begley Historical Aspects of Farming in Donegal Jonathan Bell and Mervyn Watson Donegal Division and Change in Modern Agriculture Tony Varley Towns and Villages in Donegal Jim Mac Laughlin Donegal Women in History Helen Meehan Harry Percival Swan Sean Beattie Donegal Railways Frank Sweeney A Life on the Rocks Donal O'Sullivan Section 6 CULTURAL TRADITIONS, MUSIC AND SPORT The Lace Schools of County Donegal, 1880 - 1920 Sean Beattie The Irish Language and Population Change in Donegal in the Nineteenth Century Roise Ni Bhaoill The Hills of Donegal The Vernacular Boats of County Donegal Donal Mac Polin Donegal: Makers, Songs and Singers Lillis O Laoire Trathnona Beag Areir 'Maire' The Traditional Music of Donegal Caoimhin Mac Aodh History of Food and Diet in Donegal Sean Beattie The Development of the GAA and Soccer in County Donegal Conor Curran Rory Gallagher (1948 - 1995) Jim Mac Laughlin and Marcus Connaughton Daniel O'Donnell Singer and Performer Ellen Barr Section 7 ART, LITERATURE AND ARCHITECTURE Carndonagh Frank Mc Guinness In a Town of Five Thousand People Frank Mc Guinness Derek Hill: The Donegal Connection Denise Ferran Donegal: A Painter's Retreat Brian Ferran Laochra Litriochta Rann Na Feirste Nollaig Mac Congail Charles Macklin, (c.1690 - 1797), Playwright and Actor Nuala McAllister Hart Patrick Mac Gill (1890 - 1963): Working Class Novelist and Poet Jim Mac Laughlin Sense of Place in the Life and Works of Peadar O'Donnell Donal O'Drisceoil Anseo ag Staisiun Chaiseal na gCorr Cathal O Searcaigh 'Nil Contae Nios Deise - ' The Sense of Place in the Work of Donegal Writers (1893 - 1986) Sean McMahon Glenties Abu! Brian Friel's Donegal Frank Shovlin Hope and Heritage: County Donegal Historical Society Sean Beattie The Dynamic World of Donegal Newspapers Sean Feeney The Architecture of Liam McCormick in County Donegal Paul Larmour St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny Rev. Padraig O Baoighill Modern Architecture in County Donegal Marianne O'Kane Boal Donegal: Planning and the Planned Environment Brendan O'Sullivan

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  • ISBN13: 9781859184943
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 638
  • ID: 9781859184943
  • ISBN10: 1859184944

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