Farming and society since 1700 in the barony of Carbury, Co. Kildare

Lesley Whiteside

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ISBN: 978-1-80151-134-6
September 2024. 72 pages. Ills.

This study examines Carbury’s long-established reputation as an unusually stable and prosperous farming community in Co. Kildare. Through the significant challenges of civil strife, famine and the transition from tenancy to ownership, succeeding generations of farmers have sustained not only the land but also a way of life rooted in the soil of Carbury.

Lesley Whiteside was formerly archivist of the Church of Ireland dioceses of Meath & Kildare. She is currently the archivist at Monksgrange, Co. Wexford. Her works include the definitive histories of two historic Irish secondary schools, a biography of a Church of Ireland primate, George Otto Simms, and several books on ecclesiastical stained glass. She has contributed several articles to the Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, most recently “The barony of Carbury in early modern times”, which serves as a prequel to this book.