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Monday, 20th November 2023

Major history of County Louth to be launched next week

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Local history enthusiasts will be delighted to read that the Louth History and Society - Book Edited by William Nolan (Emeritus Professor, U.C.D.) will receive its Drogheda Launch on Thursday 30th November 2023 at 7:30pm in the Boyne Valley Hotel.

This single volume which stretches to 900 pages in 33 chapters of interdisciplinary essays and includes a foreword on the history of County Louth as well an index, will be launched by Gabriel Cooney (Emeritus Professor, U.C.D.).

Master of Ceremonies on the night will be John McCullen, other speakers will include Jean Young, President of the Society, Nicholas Carolan and Ned McHugh.

The wide-ranging topics tackled in this book (authors and titles) include:

  1. Gabriel Cooney - The prehistory of County Louth
  2. Anthony Cronin - The Early Saints of County Louth
  3. Donald Murphy - The Archaeology of Early Medieval Louth AD 400-1100
  4. Eamonn P. Kelly - The Vikings and County Louth
  5. Micheál Mc Keown - Castle Roche and the de Verdons
  6. Héléne Bradley Davies - Anglo-Norman Rural Settlement in County Louth 1189-1350 – A Geographical Analysis
  7. Brendan Smith - Colonial Society in Co. Louth, 1150-1450
  8. Roger Stalley - Mellifont Abbey: Architecture and History
  9. Henry A. Jefferies - The church in late medieval County Louth
  10. Séamus Bellew - Aspects of Monumental Heraldry in the Drogheda area
  11. James Scott Wheeler - The Historiography of the Cromwellian Siege of Drogheda, 1649
  12. Annaleigh Margey - The 1641 Rebellion in County Louth
  13. Peadar Mac Gabhann - Writing in Irish in County Louth during the Medieval and Early Modern Periods
  14. Kerby A. Miller - Protestants and Catholics in County Louth c.1600-1911: an essay in religious and political demography
  15. Peadar Mac Gabhann - Writing in Irish in Louth: from the Cromwellian Settlement until the aftermath of the Great Famine
  16. Jean Young - Sir Patrick Bellew’s Barmeath Estate in the 1770s
  17. Aoileann Ní Éigeartaigh - Literary activism in Oirghialla from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century: poets and scribes
  18. Don Johnston - Two hundred years of linen mills on the Flurry River, Ravensdale, North Louth
  19. Aisling Durkan - Sir Patrick Bellew’s Barmeath Estate in the 1770s Domestic architecture in eighteenth century Drogheda
  20. Kevin McKenny - The Minute Books of Ardee Corporation 1661-1841
  21. Ned McHugh - The Built Environment of Drogheda, 1800-1850: Contrasting Townscapes
  22. Conor Kenny - Divergent Fortunes of Five Big Houses in County Louth
  23. Matthew Potter - Local Government in County Louth (1233-2022)
  24. John McCullen - Nineteenth Century Education in the Drogheda Area: A Family Case Study
  25. Iggy O’Donovan - Fr James Augustine Anderson, 1838-1903
  26. Siobhan Osgood - Building the Railway Town: The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) at Dundalk
  27. Nicholas Carolan - Traditional Music in County Louth
  28. Donal Hall - The struggle for political legitimacy 1917-1938
  29. Ríonach Uí Ógáin - ‘Forthright and Free’: Some traditions from Annie Lynch of County Louth
  30. Fiona Fearon - Early and Mid-Twentieth Century Drama and Literature from County Louth
  31. William Nolan - A rural geography of County Louth (John Arwel Edwards, 1965)
  32. Caoilfhionn D’Arcy and Jim D’Arcy - Dáil Éireann elections in Louth, 1969-2020
  33. Lorraine McCann - Louth’s Archives      
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