Landed Estates & Country Houses in Connacht


Landed Estates & Country Houses in Connacht c. 1700-1914: A Historical Database

Funded by: IRCHSS(Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences).

Publications for this project...


Professor Gearoid O TuathaighProject Leader
Ms. Marie BoranArchival Researcher
Ms. Brigid CleshamArchival Researcher


The aim of the project is to undertake the research for, and to publish/make accessible to scholars and the interested public, a comprehensive and integrated resource guide to landed estates and gentry houses in Conacht, c. 1700-1914, which will assist and support researchers working on the social, economic, political and cultural history of Connacht from c.1700 to 1914.

The project involves the distillation of data from a broad range of historical sources, and the concise codification of these data on an estate/name basis. With the completion of the Project, researchers in social history, social/cultural geography, landscape studies and local/family history will have acess to a reliable and efficient database on landed estates, houses in Connacht in the post-plantation centuries 9c. 1700-1914).

Publications from this project

Ó Tuathaigh, G. 2002, ‘The State, Sentiment and the Politics of Language' in B. Stewart (ed.) Hearts and Minds: Irish Culture and Society under the Act of Union Gerrards Cross, Colin Smythe, pp. 71-89.

Ó Tuathaigh, G. 2002, ‘Ireland under the Union: Historiographical Reflections', Australian Journal of Irish Studies, vol. 2, pp. 1-21.

Ó Tuathaigh, G. 2003, ‘Irish History and Irish Historical Narrative', in R. González (ed.) The Representation of Ireland/s: Images from the Outside and from Within, Barcelona, pp. 7-26.

Swift, C. 2004, ‘Patrick, Skerries and the earliest evidence for local church organization in Ireland' in A. Mac Shamráin (ed.) The island of St Patrick: church and ruling dynasties in Fingal and Meath 400-1148, Dublin, pp. 55-71.

Swift, C. 2001, ‘Royal fleets in Viking Ireland: the evidence of Lebor na Cert', in J. Hines, A. Lane & M. Redknap (eds.) Land, Sea and Home: Proceedings of an international conference on Viking settlement, Cardiff 2001 Maney, pp. 189-206.