Marcella Gerrard's Galway estate, 1820–70
'Tom Crehan researches the Gerrard estate community in east Galway over an extended period, with an assessment of the impact on it of the Great Famine of 1845–1848. His ability to explore the changing context of land ownership is excellent … Crehan provides a template for other landed estate studies', Gerard Moran, The Local Historian (April 2015).
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