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Published:
November 2005
ISBN:
1-85182-947-4
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The parish in medieval and early modern Ireland

ELIZABETH FITZPATRICK & RAYMOND GILLESPIE, editors

In recent years the function of the parish in the early medieval world has been significantly re-evaluated, and in the early modern world too its political and religious role is now understood to transcend the divisions of reformation and counter-reformation. The Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement organised a conference in 2003 that brought together some of Ireland's leading geographers, ecclesiastical historians, settlement historians and archaeologists to capture something of the complex world of the parish. This important book is the result of that endeavour and will be of interest to all those concerned with the Irish past.

I. INTRODUCTION
Charles Doherty (UCD) The idea of the parish
Patrick J. Duffy (NUI Maynooth) The shape of the parish
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (NUI, Galway) The buildings and settlement of the parish

II. PERSPECTIVES ON THE MEDIEVAL PARISH
Colmán Etchingham (NUI Maynooth) Pastoral provision in the first millennium: a two-tier service?
Tomás Ó Carragáin (NUI Cork) Church buildings and pastoral care in early medieval Ireland
Tadhg O'Keeffe (UCD) The built environment of local community worship between the late eleventh and early thirteenth centuries
Sinéad Ní Ghabhláin (Archaeologist) Late twelfth-century church construction: evidence of parish formation?
Helen Bermingham (Archaeologist) Priest's residences in later medieval Ireland
Patrick Nugent (Archaeologist) The dynamics of parish formation in high medieval and late medieval Clare

III. PERSPECTIVES ON THE REFORMED PARISH
Henry A. Jefferies (Thornhill College, Derry) Parishes and pastoral care in the early Reformation
Raymond Gillespie (NUI, Maynooth) Urban parishes in early seventeenth century Ireland: the case of Dublin
Rolf Loeber and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber (University of Pittsburgh) Kildare Hall, the Countess of Kildare's patronage of the Jesuits, and the liturgical setting of Catholic worship in early seventeenth-century Dublin
Eamonn Cotter (Archaeologist) Architectural change and the parish church in post-Reformation Cork
Rowena Dudley (Independent Scholar) The Dublin parish, 1660-1730
Toby Barnard (Hertford College, Oxford) The eighteenth century parish
William Roulston (Ulster Historical Foundation) The role of the parish in building and maintaining Anglican churches in the north of Ireland, 1660-1740

Elizabeth FitzPatrick is a lecturer in archaeology at NUIG and co-editor of Gaelic Ireland, c.1250-c.1650: land, and settlement (FCP, 2001, pbk 2004). Associate Professor Raymond Gillespie lectures in history at NUIM and is the author and editor of numerous books on Irish and British history, including The laity and the Church of Ireland, 1000-2000 (FCP, 2002) and Stories from Gaelic Ireland: microhistories from the sixteenth-century Irish annals (FCP, 2003).

256pp November 2005