Philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland

Laurence M. Geary & Oonagh Walsh editors

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-350-3
December 2014. 256pp.

This collection of essays offers new and challenging perspectives on the history of philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland, shifting and extending standard analyses to include state and voluntary philanthropy, relief under the poor law, formal and informal systems of assistance on landed estates, workers’ housing and public amenities, and cultural philanthropy mediated through literature, and subsidized art exhibitions for the education of the working classes. This volume in the SSNCI (Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland) series reflects recent advances in the historiography of poverty and philanthropy in its exploration of the varied nature of charitable relief in nineteenth-century Ireland.

Contributors: Sarah-Anne Buckley (NUIG), Mel Cousins (TCD), John Wilson Foster (U British Columbia/QUB), Laurence M. Geary (UCC), Linda King (IADT), Joanne McEntee (ind.), Philip McEvansoneya (TCD), Kevin Mc Kenna (ind.), Eoin McLaughlin (U St Andrews), Conor McNamara (St Patrick’s, DCU), Mary Pierse (ind.), Oonagh Walsh (Glasgow Caledonian U).

Laurence M. Geary is senior lecturer in history at University College Cork.
Oonagh Walsh is professor of gender studies at Glasgow Caledonian University.