From Carrigdrumruske to Carrick-on-Shannon
The St George estate, 1613-1864
Beginning on the eve of the Leitrim Plantation and concluding in the wake of the Great Famine, this is the story of the St George family and their Carrick-on-Shannon estate. It explores how military prowess and political acuity helped build their wealth, power and status and the extent to which they ultimately became victims of the institutions they helped to create.
Mairead Lynch is a native of Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. She is a student at Maynooth University and has just completed a BA in Local Studies.