Ireland in the Nineteenth Century

Ireland in the Nineteenth Century

A Breviate of Official Publications

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Authors: Arthur Maltby, Jean Maltby
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145525

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Ireland in the Nineteenth Century: A Breviate of Official Publications offers information on the compilation of documents regarding Ireland from the 1-000 Act of Union until the 1970's, covering subjects such as education, agriculture, poverty, finance, health, and transport. The book first focuses on government documents, including the Act of Union, parliamentary privilege, peerage, public offices and public works, local government areas, and grand jury presentments. The text also looks at documents in finance, ownership and valuation of land, agriculture, and poverty and health measures. Topics include employment of the poor, emigration, drainage and reclamation of waste areas, fisheries, land legislation, and survey and valuation of Ireland. The manuscript touches on documents on health and living conditions and transport and communications. Areas covered include hospitals, charitable institutions, roads, railways, navigation, shipping, ports and harbors, and overseas communications. The book also ponders on documents on education and culture, ecclesiastical matters, trade industry and labor, legal administration, and civil commotion. The text is a dependable reference for readers interested in documents relating to education, agriculture, poverty, finance, health and transport, and government functions of Ireland.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements


    Origins and Bibliographical Background

    Specimen Pages From Papers

    Character of the Papers on Ireland


    Class I Government

    Union with Britain

    Parliamentary Privilege


    Civil Service

    Public offices and Works

    Grand Jury Presentments

    Parliamentary Boundaries

    Local Government Areas

    Class II Finance




    Loan Societies

    Local Rates and Taxes

    Financial Relations with Britain

    Class III Ownership and Valuation of Land

    Survey and Valuation of Ireland

    Registry of Deeds

    Landlord and Tenant Relations

    Land Legislation

    Class IV Agriculture


    Fairs and Markets

    Potato Crop

    Sugar Beet


    Agricultural Depression

    Drainage and Reclamation of Waste Areas

    Class V Poverty and Relief Measures

    Employment of the Poor

    Poor Law

    Relief of Distress

    State of Various Poor Law Unions and Their Workhouses

    The Irish Poor in Britain


    Class VI Health and Living Conditions

    Charitable Institutions


    Outbreaks of Fever


    Factory Conditions


    Dublin Streets and Sewerage

    Class VII Transport and Communications





    Derry Bridge

    River Shannon


    Lighthouses, Buoys, Beacons and Piers

    Ports and Harbours

    Communications Between Britain and Ireland

    Overseas Communications

    Class VIII Education and Culture

    The State of Education


    The Teaching of Irish

    Teachers' Pensions

    University Education

    Technical and Vocational Education

    Science, Art and Learned Institutions

    Historical Records

    Celtic Ornaments

    Class IX Ecclesiastical Matters

    Roman Catholic Church

    Established Church


    Class X Trade, Industry and Labour

    Corn Trade

    Distilling and Illicit Distillation

    Peat Distillation



    Woollen Industry

    Linen Trade

    Bleaching Industry

    Hand Loom Weavers and Agricultural Workers

    Employment of Women

    Migratory Labour

    Class XI Magistrates and Juries

    Ancient Laws

    Election Laws





    Sunday Closing

    Societies (Orange Order, Fenians, Ribbon Men)



    Class XII Civil Commotion

    The State of Ireland

    Investigation of Unrest and Riots

    Election Events and Allegations

    Appendix Select List of Annual or Other Recurring Reports

    Index of Topics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145525

About the Authors

Arthur Maltby

Jean Maltby

About the Editor

John E. Pemberton

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