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An eagerly awaited book 'Mayo: History & Society' is due to go to press in the next few months. It contains 38 essays on Mayo's social history and archaeology. The publication is edited by two of Mayo's finest academics, Dr. Gerard P Moran of Castlebar and Dr. Nollaig O Muraile of Knock. It will be in the bookshops in Summer 2014. We will keep you posted as to its publication date.

Mayo: History and Society

Editors: Gerard Moran & Nollaig O Muraile

Published by Geography Publications, Templeogue, Dublin 6W

Publication Date: Summer 2014

Contents & Contributors

Chapter 1 Croagh Patrick, Mount Brandon and prehistoric mountain pilgrimage in      Ireland : Modern myth or ancient reality? by Michael Gibbons

Chapter 2 The archaeology of east County Mayo by Bernard O'Hara,


Chapter 3 The Céide Fields and Belderrig Valley: four score years of

research by Séamus Caulfield, UCD

Chapter 4 Early churches of Mayo by Chris Corlett, National Monuments Service

Chapter 5 Oidhreacht Ghaelach Chontae Mhaigh Eo le Nollaig Ó Muraíle,


Chapter 6 The placenames of Mayo by Fiachra Mac Gabhann, Mayo VEC, formerly QUB/NUIG

Chapter 7 Croagh Patrick's early associations, Patrician and Non-Patrician by Pádraig and Diarmaid Ó Riain, UCC

Chapter 8        ‘The early history of Mayo of the Saxons' by Vera Orschel, UCD

Chapter 9 Medieval Gaelic families of Mayo by Emmett O'Byrne,

Independent Scholar

Chapter 10 The late medieval friaries of the mendicant orders in County

Mayo by Yvonne McDermott, GMIT Castlebar

Chapter 11 Manuscript cultures in early modern Mayo by Bernadette Cunningham and Raymond Gillespie, NUI Maynooth

Chapter 12      Cromwellian County Mayo by John Cunningham, Univ. of Freiburg

Chapter 13 Sources for the history of landed estates in County Mayo by Marie Boran

and Bridget Clesham, NUIG)

Chapter 14 Traidisiúin na hamhránaíochta Gaeilge i gContae Mhaigh Eo le

Lillis Ó Laoire, NUIG

Chapter 15 Protestantism in Mayo in the twentieth century by Miriam Moffat, NUI


Chapter 16 The Catholic Church and religious culture in nineteenth-century Mayo by

Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, NUIG

Chapter 17 In pursuit of a people's hero. Remembering Father Manus Sweeney and The Year of the French by Guy Beiner, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Chapter 18 The politics of Protestant ascendancy in County Mayo 1600-1830 by James

Kelly, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra

Chapter 19 Elections in Mayo, 1800-1880 by John Coakley, UCD

Chapter 20 A Polish Count in County Mayo. Paul de Strzelecki and the Great Famine

by Christine Kinealy

Chapter 21 Michael Davitt and The United Irish League by Carla King, St

Patrick's College, Drumcondra)

Chapter 22 ‘Farewell to Kilkelly, Ireland': Emigration from Post-Famine Mayo by        Gerard Moran, NUI Maynooth

Chapter 23 George Moore (1852-1933): the fictions and confessions of a

Wild Goose by W.J. McCormack, formerly Goldsmiths' College, London

Chapter 24 ‘For the love of the jersey': An oral history of the GAA in Mayo 1884-2011

by Arlene Crampsie, UCD

Chapter 25 ‘The most important town in Mayo': Local government in Ballina since 1723 by Matthew Potter, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Chapter 26 The contest for Mayo in 1918: Eamon de Valera and John Dillon

by Kieran Rankin, TCD

Chapter 27 The Dillons: A Mayo family by John M. Dillon, TCD

Chapter 28 Folklore collecting in Mayo under the auspices of the Irish Folklore

Commission (1935-1970) by Séamas Ó Catháin, UCD

Chapter 29 Fifty years of collecting folklife - the National Museum in Mayo 1947-1997

by Anne O'Dowd, National Museum of Ireland, Castlebar

Chapter 30 Clann na Talmhan in Mayo by Tony Varley, NUIG

Chapter 31 Tourist's expectations and experiences in Co. Mayo by Mary Cawley, NUIG

Chapter 32 T.J. O'Connell: Labour TD and teachers' union activist by John

Cunningham, NUIG

Chapter 33 ‘That feeling of special loss': Emigration and its perplexities in the

autobiographical writings of Bill Naughton (1910-1992) by

Liam Harte, University of Manchester

Chapter 34 Gaeltacht Mhaigh Eo an lae Inniu: Staidéar Cainníochtúil by Laoise Ní

Dhúda, NUIG

Chapter 35 Folk tradition and oral history of Mayo landlords by Séamas Mac Philip


Chapter 36 Visitors to Mayo in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by Richard Davis,

University of Tasmania

Chapter 37 Politics in Co. Mayo in the twentieth century by Michael Gallagher, TCD

Chapter 38 Select Bibliography of Mayo by Ivor Hamrock, Mayo County Library

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