South Tipperary 1570-1841

Religion, Land and Rivalry

By David Butler

This study explores the interaction between the Protestant and Roman Catholic communities of South Tipperary from their earliest divergence c.1570 to the culmination of emancipation, c.1841. Particular attention is given to the ultimately unsuccessful strategies of the ruling Protestant establishment to secure hegemony in the region and thereby dominate the Roman Catholic majority. Making extensive use of maps to illustrate continuity and change in church and state organizations, this book analyzes how the ruled majority population accommodated itself to the changing political~situation, and shows how it progressively challenged and undermined the Protestant establishment through counter-strategies of resistance.


336 pages

Publication Date: 3/7/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781846820915