Culture and Society in Ireland since 1750: Essays in honour of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh collects specially commissioned texts and essays to commemorate Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh’s career as a distinguished academic and educator. Writing on many aspects of modern Irish history, culture andthe Irish language, Ó Tuathaigh is best celebrated for his book Ireland before the Famine: 1798-1850, which remains one of the most important surveys of nineteenth-century Ireland.
Contributions include essays on diverse subject-matters by leading scholars including Joëp Leersen,Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail, Cormac Ó Grada, Tom Dunne, and Owen Dudley Edwards. Niall Ó Ciosáinand Micheál Ó Conghaile write on language and literature; Matthew Potter, Andrew Shields,Gerard Moran, Laurence Marley, John Cunningham, Tony Varley and Catriona Clear examinesocial and political issues; Úna Ní Bhroiméil, Mary Harris, Méabh Ní Fhuartháin and James S.Donnelly Jr. explore cultural and religious identities. Thomas Bartlett, Thomas A. Boylan, CiaraBoylan, Gabriel Doherty and Maura Cronin look at institutions in state and society. J.J. Leefurnishes an introduction. Marie Boran and Margaret Hughes offer a bibliography of Gearóid ÓTuathaigh’s historical writings.
Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh is Professor Emeritus in History and former Dean of Arts and Vice-Presidentof the National University of Ireland, Galway. Former member of the Senate of the NUI, the Irish-US Fulbright Commission, and former Cathaoirleach of Údarás na Gaeltachta. He has served onthe Council of State since 2012.
John Cunningham is a Lecturer in History at the National University of Ireland, Galway where heteaches labour history, local history and on modern Ireland. He is currently joint editor of Saothar:Journal of the Irish Labour History Society.Niall Ó Ciosáin is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the National University ofIreland, Galway. His book, Print and Popular Culture in Ireland, 1750-1850 is published by Lilliput.