Terence Dooley (Maynooth University) Revolution and the Irish Country House: burnings and enforced exile 1919 – 23


Lecture 3 Monday 14 December 7.15

The burning of Irish country houses during the War of Independence and Civil War was a phenomenon that until the publication of Terence Dooley’s The decline of the big house in Ireland in 2001 had received little or no attention from historians. This talk provides an insight into the motivation for the burning of country houses nationwide. Drawing on new research from papers in private possession it also provides an in-depth insight into the fate of two country house families caught up in revolutionary change between 1919 and 1923.

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