Clanricard and Thomond, 1540–1640
Provincial politics and society transformed
‘Compelling … the policies and successes of these two families [the O’Briens of Thomond and the Burkes of Clanricard] between 1540 and 1640 are the subject of a fine study by Bernadette Cunningham … like many of the other books in the Maynooth Studies in Local History series, the subjects have more than local significance and give insights into national issues. The themes of anglicisation and the land war have resonances far beyond the borders of east Galway. Bernadette Cunningham’s book is no. 100 in the series and it is indeed a worthy centennial contribution … [it] gives new insights into the history and heritage of the Clanricard lordship … can be recommended and not just to local historians. It deserves a much wider audience', Pat McCarthy, Books Ireland (Feb. 2013).