House and Home in Georgian Ireland
Spaces and Cultures of Domestic Life
Conor Lucey, editor
This book explores the everyday character and functions of domestic spaces in Georgian Ireland. Reflecting real as opposed to ideal patterns of living, the topics and themes addressed here range widely from maternity and hospitality to social identity and consumption. Broadening the species of spaces typically considered for this period – embracing country piles and urban mansions, but also merchant houses, lodgings and rural cabins – this collection of essays expands and deepens our understanding of the meanings of house and home in Ireland in the long eighteenth century.
Conor Lucey is associate professor in architectural history in the School of Art History & Cultural Policy, University College Dublin.