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Diary of a Parish Priest

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Full title: Canon Frederick Donovan’s Dunlavin, 1884-1896: a West Wicklow village in the late nineteenth century

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book / 64p

When Published: 2000

Publisher / Place of Publication: Irish Academic Press / 44 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4.

About: Canon Donovan served as parish priest of Dunlavin for twelve years towards the end of the 19th century. This short book highlights Canon Donovan’s diary, which provides a picture of the life of Catholics in the area during a time of great change. The book is based on a thesis prepared by the author as part of a Master’s Programme in Local History at Maynooth University.

ID number(s): 0716527243 / 9780716527244

Chapters: Introduction — Donovan’s place: the Dunlavin region, 1881-1901 — Donovan’s parish: religion in Dunlavin, 1881-1901 — Donovan’s politics: nationalist Dunlavin, 1881-1901 — Conclusion — Notes.

WW Connection #1: Apart from the subject matter, the author is a native of Dunlavin.

Extra #1: includes maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.



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