Grave Matters

Death and dying in Dublin, 1500 to the present


Lisa Marie Griffith & Ciarán Wallace, editors

Paperback €22.45
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ISBN: 978-1-84682-601-6
July 2016. 268pp; colour ills.

Death and the city: an introduction
Lisa Marie Griffith & Ciarán Wallace

I. Death and Disease

Puerperal fever in Dublin: the case of the Rotunda Lying-in Hospital
Philomena Gorey

Stacking the coffins: the 1918-19 influenza pandemic in Dublin
Ida Milne

II. Death and the State

'That woe could wish, or vanity devise': Crimean War memorials in Dublin's Anglican churches
Paul Huddie

A new kind of death: the Niemba funeral and Irish military funerary ceremonial
James McCafferty

'No hanging here': the persistence of the death penalty in twentieth-century Ireland
Ian Miller

III. Burial Practices

Death, burial and commemoration in sixteenth-century Ireland
Eamon Darcy

Politics, patriotism, and posterity: the funeral of William Conolly in 1729
Patrick Walsh

Burial in eighteenth-century Dublin, the city and its hinterland
Fionnuala Parnell

Burying poor and gentry: St James' Church and Graveyard, Dublin
Sean J. Murphy

Funerary traditions and commemorative practices in Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum
Siobhán Doyle

IV. Coming to Terms with Death

'You may be young enough to live, but you are old enough to die': life and death in the sermons of James Gallagher, William Gahan and Silvester Goonan
Ciarán Mac Murchaidh

Photography and loss in Dublin
Orla Fitzpatrick

'Well may we be proud of him': living with the deaths of the Easter Rising leaders, 1916-17
Brian Hughes

V. Appendices: Sources for Death

The Representative Church Body Library, Dublin: a Church of Ireland perspective on death
Raymond Refaussé

An overview of the Glasnevin Board minutes
Patricia Bedlow

The cost of dying: a case study from an undertakers archive
Lisa Marie Griffith & Ciarán Wallace

List of crypts, cemeteries and Graveyards (sourced from Dublin City LIbrary and Archive's Graveyard Directory)