Nineteenth-century Irish land agent and ‘Improver’
'The Maynooth Studies in Local History continues to produce intriguing microhistories that explore the relationship between people and place in the Irish past. The strength of the series lies not just in its diverse subject matter but the balance these short books strike between a full-length study and a short article ... These six studies show the value of the Maynooth series, where concise does not imply superficial ... The range and depth of the work reviewed here highlights how short, focused local studies can make important contributions to regional and national histories.', Aoife Bhreathnach, Irish Historical Studies, (May 2019).