History of Irish Childhood Bibliography

If you wish to add to this database on the history of Irish childhood, please email irish.childhood@gmail.com with the full details of the work you wish to add.

Má theastaíonn uait aon rud a chur leis an mbunachar sonraí seo, seol ríomhphost chuig irish.childhood@gmail.com agus cuir sonraí beachta an tsaothair ar fáil dúinn.

Sources for the study of the history of Irish childhood

This bibliography compiled by Mary Hatfield (TCD) and Jutta Kruse (UL) was supported by the Irish Research Council’s New Foundations Scheme. The bibliography arose from the conference ‘Twenty Years A-Growing: An International Conference on the History of Irish Childhood from the Medieval to the Modern Age’, held in St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, 9-10 June 2014.

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Book chapters

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Theses

 

Books

Akenson, Donald H. A Mirror to Kathleen’s Face: Education in Independent Ireland, 1922-1960.

Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1975. Rpt. 2012.

Apple, Rima D., Mothers and Medicine: A Social History of Infant Feeding, 1890-1950. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987.

Arensberg, Conrad Maynadier, and Solon Toothaker Kimball. Family and Community in Ireland. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1940. Rpt.1968.

Ariès, Philippe. Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962.

Atkinson, Norman. Irish Education: A History of Educational Institutions. Dublin: Allen Figgis, 1969.

Augusteijn, Joost. Ireland in the 1930s: New Perspectives. Dublin, Ireland; Portland, Oregon: Four Courts Press, 1999.

Barr, Rebecca, Sarah-Anne Buckley and Laura Kelly (eds), Engendering Ireland: new reflections on modern history and literature, Cambridge Scholars, 2015.

Brady, Eilís. All in! All in!: A Selection of Dublin Children’s Traditional Street-Games with Rhymes and Music. Scríbhinní Béaloidis 2. Dublin: Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann, 1975.

Brenan, Martin. Schools of Kildare and Leighlin A. D. 1775-1835. Dublin: M. H. Gill and Son, 1935.

Brennan, Patrick M., ed. The Vocation of the Child. Grand Rapids, Mich: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co, 2008.

Briggs, Julia. Popular Children’s Literature in Britain. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008.

Briody, Mícheál. The Irish Folklore Commission, 1935-1970: History, Ideology, Methodology. Studia Fennica 17. Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society, 2007.

Brown, Terence. Ireland: A Social and Cultural History, 1922-1985. London: Fontana, 1985.

Buckley, Sarah-Anne. The Cruelty Man: Child Welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013.

Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan, eds. Adolescence in Modern Irish History. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Calvert, Karin. Children in the House: Material Culture of Early Childhood, 1600-1900. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1992.

Carbery, Mary. The Farm by Lough Gur: The Story of Mary Fogarty (Sissy O’Brien). Dublin: Lilliput Press, 2010.

Clear, Caitríona. Women of the House: Women’s Household Work in Ireland 1922-1961: Discourses, Experiences, Memories. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2000.

________. Social Change and Everyday Life in Ireland, 1850-1922. Manchester: Manchester University Press; New York: Palgrave, 2007.

Clear, Caitríona, and Máirín Johnston. The Homeless Youth in 19th Century Ireland. Galway, Ireland: Galway Labour History Group, 1993.

Cleary, Anne, Máire Nic Ghiolla Phádraig, and Suzanne Quin. Understanding Children, Vol. 1: State, Education and Economy. Cork: Oak Tree Press, 2001.

________. Understanding Children, Vol. 2: Changing Experiences and Family Forms. Cork: Oak Tree Press, 2001.

Coghlan, Valerie, and Celia Keenan, eds. The big guide to Irish children’s books / Mórthreoraí do leabhair Éireannacha don óige. Dublin: Irish Children’s Book Trust, 1996.

________. The Big Guide 2: Irish Children’s Books. Dublin: Children’s Book Ireland, 2000.

Coghlan, Valerie, and Karen Willoughby, eds. Slates up!: Schools and Schooling in the Nineteenth Century. Learning through Evidence. Dublin: CICE Publications, 2005.

Coldrey, Barry M. Faith and Fatherland: The Christian Brothers and the Development of Irish Nationalism, 1838-1921. Goldenbridge, Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1988.

Coleman, Michael C. American Indians, the Irish, and Government Schooling: A Comparative Study. Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2007.

Cooter, Roger. In the Name of the Child Health and Welfare, 1880-1940. London; New York: Routledge, 1992.

Corlett, Christiaan. Darkest Dublin: The Story of the Church Street Disaster and a Pictorial Account of the Slums of Dublin in 1913. Dublin: Wordwell in association with the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 2008.

Corsaro, William A. The Sociology of Childhood. 3rd ed. Los Angeles: Sage/Pine Forge Press, 2011.

Costello, Peter. Clongowes Wood: A History of Clongowes Wood College, 1814-1989. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1989.

Countryman, John, and Kelly Matthews, eds. The Country of the Young: Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture. Dublin, Ireland; Portland, Ore.: Four Courts Press, 2013.

Cox, Catherine, and Maria Luddy, eds. Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Crossman, Virginia, and Peter Gray, eds. Poverty and Welfare in Ireland 1838-1948. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2011.

Crowe, Catriona, Paul Rouse, Mark Duncan, William Murphy, Rosie Duffy. Dublin 1911. Dublin: Prism, 2011.

Cullen, Mary, ed. Girls Don’t Do Honours: Irish Women in Education in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Dublin: Women’s Education Bureau, 1987.

Cunningham, Bernadette and Máire Kennedy, eds. The Experience of Reading: Irish Historical Perspectives. Dublin: Rare Books Group of the Library Association of Ireland and Economic and Social History Society of Ireland, 1999.

Cunningham, Hugh. Children and Childhood in Western Society since 1500. London; New York: Longman, 1995.

________. The Children of the Poor: Representations of Childhood since the Seventeenth Century. Oxford, UK; Cambridge, USA: Blackwell, 1992.

Cunningham, Hugh, and Michael Morpurgo. The Invention of Childhood. London: BBC, 2006.

Cunningham, Hugh, and Pier Paolo Viazzo. Child Labour in Historical Perspective: 1800-1985: Case Studies from Europe, Japan, and Colombia. Florence: UNICEF: Istituto degli Innocenti, 1996.

Curran, Conor. Sport in Donegal: A History. Dublin: History Press Ireland, 2010.

Cutt, Margaret Nancy. Ministering Angels: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Writing for Children. Wormley: Five Owls Press, 1979.

________. Mrs Sherwood and Her Books for Children: A Study. The Juvenile Library. London: Oxford University Press, 1974.

Daly, Mary E., and David Dickson, eds. The Origins of Popular Literacy in Ireland: Language Change and Educational Development 1700 – 1920. Dublin: Department of Modern History, TCD: Department of Modern Irish History, UCD, 1990.

Daly, Mary E. The Slow Failure Population Decline and Independent Ireland, 1922-1973. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.

Davidoff, Leonore. Thicker than Water: Siblings and Their Relations, 1780-1920. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Davidoff, Leonore, and Catherine Hall. Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class 1780-1850. Rev. ed. London: Routledge, 2002.

Davin, Anna. Growing up Poor: Home, School, and Street in London, 1870-1914. London; Concord, MA: Rivers Oram Press; Paul and Co., 1996.

________. Working or Helping?: Children’s Contribution to the Domestic Economy in the Late Nineteenth Century London Working Class. Binghamton, N.Y.: State University of New York, 1982.

Day, Thomas. The History of Sandford and Merton. Belfast: George Berwick, 1814.

Dickson, David, ed. The Gorgeous Mask: Dublin 1700-1850. Trinity History Workshop Publication no.2. Dublin: Trinity History Workshop, 1987.

Dickson, David, Justyna Pyz, and Christopher C. Shepard, eds. Irish Classrooms and British Empire: Imperial Contexts in the Origins of Modern Education. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012.

DeMause, Lloyd. The History of Childhood. New York: Psychohistory Press, 1974.

Devine, Francis, ed. A Capital in Conflict: Dublin City and the 1913 Lockout. Dublin: Dublin City Council: Four Courts Press, 2013.

Dorian, Hugh. The Outer Edge of Ulster: A Memoir of Social Life in Nineteenth-Century Donegal. Edited by Breandán Mac Suibhne and David Dickson. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2001.

Dunne, Joseph, and James Kelly, eds. Childhood and Its Discontents: The First Seamus Heaney Lectures. Dublin: Liffey Press, 2003.

Dyhouse, Carol. Girls Growing up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England. London; Boston; Boston, Mass.: Routledge & K. Paul; Broadway House, 1981.

Earner-Byrne, Lindsey. Mother and Child: Maternity and Child Welfare in Dublin, 1922-60. Manchester; New York: Manchester Univ Press: Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2007.

Edgeworth, Maria. Select Stories for Children, from the Parent’s Assistant. Drogheda: Charles Evans, 1802.

Farrell, Elaine. “A Most Diabolical Deed”: Infanticide and Irish Society, 1850-1900. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press, 2013.

________. Infanticide in the Irish Crown Files at Assizes, 1883-1900. Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2012.

________. She Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland. London: Institute of Historical Research, 2012.

Fass, Paula S. Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004.

Fass, Paula S. and Mary Ann Mason, eds. Childhood in America. New York: New York University Press, 2000.

Ferriter, Diarmaid. Occasions of Sin Sex and Society in Modern Ireland. London: Profile, 2009.

________. The Transformation of Ireland, 1900-2000. Woodstock; New York: Overlook Press, 2005.

Fildes, Valerie A. Breasts, Bottles, and Babies: A History of Infant Feeding. Edinburgh: Edinburgh

University Press, 1986.

Fildes, Valerie A, Lara Marks, and Hilary Marland. Women and Children First: International Maternal and Infant Welfare, 1870-1945. London; New York: Routledge, 1992.

Fildes, Valerie, and Dorothy MacLaren. Women as Mothers in Pre-Industrial England: Essays in Memory of Dorothy MacLaren. London: Routledge, 1990.

Finnegan, Frances. Do Penance Or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland. Oxford University Press, 2001.

FitzGerald, Garret. Primary Education in the Early Nineteenth Century: An Analysis of the First and Second Reports of the Commissioners of Irish Education Inquiry, 1825-6. Edited by James Kelly. With contributions by John FitzGerald, Gillian O’Brien, and Cormac Ó Gráda. Cartography by Michael Murphy. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2013.

Flegel, Monica. Conceptualizing Cruelty to Children in Nineteenth-Century England Literature, Representation, and the NSPCC. Farnham, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009.

Garrett, Paul Michael. Social Work and Irish People in Britain: Historical and Contemporary Responses to Irish Children and Families. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2004.

Gaughan, J. Anthony. Scouting in Ireland. Blackrock, County Dublin: Kingdom Books, 2006.

Goldstrom, J. M. The Social Content of Education, 1808-1870: A Study of the Working Class School Reader in England and Ireland. Shannon: Irish University Press, 1972.

Grenby, Matthew. Children’s Literature. Edinburgh Critical Guides to Literature. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.

________. The Child Reader, 1700-1840. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Grenby, M. O. and Kimberley Reynolds, eds. Children’s Literature Studies: A Research Handbook. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Grenby, M. O. and Andrea Immel, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Children’s Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Griffiths, Paul. Youth and Authority: Formative Experiences in England 1560-1640. Oxford: New York: OUP Oxford, 1996.

Hadley, D. M., and Letty Ten Harkel. Everyday Life in Viking-Age Towns: Social Approaches to Towns in England and Ireland, C. 800-1100. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2013.

Hayes, Alan, and Diane Urquhart, eds. Irish Women’s History. Dublin; Portland, OR: Irish Academic Press, 2004.

Hendrick, Harry. Child Welfare: England, 1872-1989. London; New York: Routledge, 1994.

________. Child Welfare: Historical Dimensions, Contemporary Debates. Bristol: Policy, 2003.

________. Images of Youth: Age, Class, and the Male Youth Problem, 1880-1920. Oxford [England]; New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

________. Children, Childhood, and English Society, 1880-1990. Cambridge [England]; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Heywood, Colin. A History of Childhood: Children and Childhood in the West from Medieval to Modern Times. Cambridge: Polity, 2001.

———. Growing up in France: From the Ancien Régime to the Third Republic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Higgins, Roisín and Regina Uí Chollatáin, eds. The Life and After-Life of P.H. Pearse / Pádraic Mac Piarais: Saol Agus Oidhreacht. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2009.

Hilton, Mary, Jill Shefrin, and Deirdre Raftery, eds. Educating the Child in Enlightenment Britain: Beliefs, Cultures, Practices. Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate, 2009.

Hime, Maurice Charles. Home Education: Or, Irish versus English Grammar Schools for Irish Boys. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., 1887.

———. Efficiency of Irish Schools and Their Superiority to English Schools: As Places of Education for Irish Boys, Proved and Explained. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., 1889.

Hindman, Hugh D. The World of Child Labor an Historical and Regional Survey. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2009.

Holmes, Katie, and Stuart Ward, eds. Exhuming Passions: The Pressure of the Past in Ireland and Australia. Crawley, W.A.: UWA Publishing, 2011.

Hopkins, Eric. Childhood Transformed: Working-Class Children in Nineteenth-Century England. Manchester University Press, 1994.

Horne, Jackie C. History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children’s Literature. Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011.

Humphries, Jane. Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolution. Cambridge Studies in Economic History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Hunt, Peter. An Introduction to Children’s Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

James, Allison, and Alan Prout. Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood: Contemporary Issues in the Sociological Study of Childhood. London; Washington, D.C.: Falmer Press, 1997.

Jordan, Alison. Margaret Byers: Pioneer of Women’s Education and Founder of Victoria College, Belfast. Belfast: Queen’s University of Belfast, Institute of Irish Studies, 1991.

Jordan, Don, and Michael Walsh. White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America. Washington Square, N.Y.: New York University Press, 2008.

Jordan, Thomas E. Ireland’s Children: Quality of Life, Stress and Child Development in the Famine Era. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Kealy, Máire M. Dominican Education in Ireland, 1820-1930. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2007.

———. From Channel Row to Cabra, Dominican Nuns and Their Times 1717-1820. Dublin: Columba Press, 2010.

Keenan, Celia, and Mary Shine-Thompson, eds. Studies in Children’s Literature, 1500-2000. Vol. 1. Studies in Children’s Literature. Dublin; Portland, OR: Four Courts Press, 2004.

Kelly, James, and Ciarán Mac Murchaidh, eds. Irish and English: Essays on the Irish Linguistic and Cultural Frontier, 1600-1900. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012.

Kelly, James. Sport in Ireland, 1600-1840. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014.

Kennedy, Finola. Cottage to Crèche: Family Change in Ireland. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, 2001.

———. Family, Economy, and Government in Ireland. Dublin: Economic and Social Research Institute, 1989.

Kennedy, Patricia. Motherhood in Ireland: Creation and Context. Douglas Village, Cork: Mercier Press, 2004.

Kiberd, Declan. Inventing Ireland. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1996.

Krausman Ben-amos, Ilana, Adolescence and Youth in Early Modern English Society. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.

Lawlor, Damian. Na Fianna Éireann and the Irish Revolution, 1909 to 1923. Rhode, Co. Offaly: Caoillte Books, 2009.

Lee, Joseph. Ireland, 1912-1985: Politics and Society. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

———. The Modernisation of Irish Society, 1848-1918. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1973.

Leerssen, Joseph Th. Remembrance and Imagination: Patterns in the Historical and Literary Representation of Ireland in the Nineteenth Century. Cork: Cork University Press in association with Field Day, 1996.

Lennon, Colm, ed. Confraternities and Sodalities in Ireland: Charity, Devotion and Sociability. Blackrock, Co. Dublin: Columba Press, 2012.

Lewis, Mary E. The Bioarchaeology of Children: Perspectives from Biological and Forensic Anthropology. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Lissa Paul, Rosemary Ross Johnston and Emma Short, eds. Children’s literature and culture of the First World War. Oxford: Routledge, 2016.

Luddy, Maria and James Smith, eds. Children, Childhood and Irish Society, 1500 to the Present. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014.

Mac Cuinn, Seán. Léitheoireacht agus Caitheamh Aimsire Buachaillí an Bhaile Mhóir. Baile Átha Cliath: Oifig an tSoláthair, 1955.

Mac Lellan, Anne. Dorothy Stopford Price: Rebel Doctor. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2014.

Mac Lellan, Anne, and Alice Mauger. Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland 1750-1950. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013.

Maguire, Moira. Precarious Childhood in Post-Independence Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009.

Mangion, Carmen M. Contested Identities: Catholic Women Religious in Nineteenth-Century England and Wales. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008.

Markey, Anne, ed. Children’s Fiction, 1765-1808: John Carey, Margaret King Moore, Lady Mount Cashell, Henry Brooke. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2011.

Martin, Jane. Women and Education, 1800-1980. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004

Mayall, Berry, ed. Children’s Childhoods: Observed and Experienced. London; Washington, D.C: Falmer Press, 1994.

Maynes, Mary Jo, Birgitte Søland, and Christina Benninghaus. Secret Gardens, Satanic Mills: Placing Girls in European History, 1750-1960. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2005.

McDermid, Jane. The Schooling of Girls in Britain and Ireland, 1800-1900. Routledge Research in Gender and History 13. New York; London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012.

McGoff-McCann, Michelle. Melancholy Madness: A Coroner’s Casebook. Cork: Mercier Press, 2003.

McManus, Antonia. The Irish Hedge School and Its Books, 1695-1831. Dublin: Four Courts, 2004.

Milotte, Mike. Banished Babies: The Secret History of Ireland’s Baby Export Business. Dublin: New Island Books, 1997.

Mintz, Steven. Huck’s Raft: A History of American Childhood. Cambridge, Mass.; London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.

Montgomery, Heather. An Introduction to Childhood: Anthropological Perspectives on Children’s Lives. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.

Murphy, James H. The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891. Oxford History of the Irish Book, Vol. 4. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Murphy, James H., and Betsey Taylor FitzSimon, eds. The Irish Revival Reappraised. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2004.

Nelson, Claudia. Boys Will Be Girls: The Feminine Ethic and British Children’s Fiction, 1857-1917. New Brunswick, N.J.; London: Rutgers University Press, 1991.

Ní Bhroin, Ciara, and Patricia Kennon, eds. What Do We Tell the Children? Critical Essays on Children’s Literature. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2012.

Ní Chuilleanáin, Órla. Tíortha na hÓige: Litríocht Ghaeilge na nÓg agus Ceisteanna an Aistriúcháin. Baile Átha Cliath: Leabhair Comhar, 2014.

Ní Shíothcháin, Brighid agus Máire Ní Shéagha. Laethanta geala: cunntasaí cinn lae do scríobh beirt chailín sgoile. Áth Cliath: Brún agus Ó Nóláin, 1923.

Nic Congáil, Ríona, ed. Codladh Céad Bliain: Cnuasach Aistí ar Litríocht na nÓg. Baile Átha Cliath: Leabhair Comhar, 2012.

Nic Lochlainn, Caoimhe, agus Ríona Nic Congáil, eds. Laethanta Gréine & Oícheanta Sí: Aistí ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na nÓg. Baile Átha Cliath: Leabhair Comhar, 2013.

O’Brien, Joseph V. Dear, Dirty Dublin: A City in Distress, 1899-1916. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.

O’Connor, Aoife. Small Lives: Photographs of Irish Childhood 1860-1970. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 2012.

O’Connor, Maura. The Development of Infant Education in Ireland, 1838-1948 Epochs and Eras. New York: Peter Lang, 2010.

Ó Ciosáin, Niall, ed. Explaining Change in Cultural History. Historical Studies 23. Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2005.

———. Print and Popular Culture in Ireland, 1750-1850. Early Modern History. Basingstoke: Macmillan Press, 1997.

Ó Cléirigh, Nellie. Hardship and High Living: Irish Women’s Lives 1808-1923. Dublin: Portobello Press, 2003.

O’Donoghue, Jo. New Horizons: The Sisters of St. Louis in a Changing World. Dublin: Londubh, 2012.

O’Dowd, Mary. A History of Women in Ireland, 1500-1800. Harlow, England; New York: Pearson Longman, 2005.

Ó hÓgartaigh, Margaret. Kathleen Lynn: Irishwoman, Patriot, Doctor. Dublin; Portland, Or.: Irish Academic Press, 2006.

O’Neill, Ciaran, ed. Irish Elites in the Nineteenth Century. Nineteenth-Century Ireland Society Series 15. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013

———. Catholics of Consequence: Transnational Education, Social Mobility, and the Irish Catholic Elite 1850-1900. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

O’Malley, Andrew. The Making of the Modern Child: Children’s Literature and Childhood in the Late Eighteenth Century. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Opie, Iona Archibald, and Peter Opie. The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren. Oxford Paperbacks. Oxford [Oxfordshire]; New York: Oxford University Press, 1987

Orme, Nicholas. Medieval Children. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.

Ó Súilleabháin, Muiris. Fiche Blian ag Fás. Baile Átha Cliath: Clólucht an Talbóidigh, 1933.

———. Twenty Years a-Growing. London: Chatto & Windus, 1933.

O’Sullivan, Eoin, Services for the Homeless Children in the Republic of Ireland: Evolution and Current Issues; Report of the Republic of Ireland to the European Observatory on Homelessness. Dublin: Dept. of Social Studies, Trinity College, 1997.

Parkes, Susan M. A Guide to Sources for the History of Irish Education, 1780-1922. Maynooth Research Guides for Irish Local History, no. 17. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2010.

———. Kildare Place: The History of the Church of Ireland Training College 1811-1969. Dublin: CICE, 1984.

Phoenix, Eamon, Pádraic Ó Cléireacháin, and Eileen McAuley, eds. Feis Na nGleann: A Century of Gaelic Culture in the Antrim Glens. Belfast: Stair Uladh, 2005.

Pollock, Linda A. Forgotten Children: Parent-Child Relations from 1500 to 1900. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Raftery, Deirdre. Women and Learning in English Learning, 1600-1900. Dublin: Four Courts, 1997.

Raftery, Deirdre, and Susan M. Parkes. Female Education in Ireland 1700-1900: Minerva or Madonna. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2007.

Raftery, Mary, and Eoin O’Sullivan. Suffer the Little Children: The inside Story of Ireland’s Industrial Schools. Dublin: New Island, 1999.

Rattigan, Clíona. What Else Could I Do?: Single Mothers and Infanticide, Ireland 1900-1950. Dublin; Portland, OR: Irish Academic Press, 2012.

———. “Dark Spots” in Irish Society: Unmarried Motherhood, Crime and Prosecution in Ireland, 1900-1950. Dublin: Trinity College, 2005.

Reidy, Conor. Ireland’s “Moral Hospital”: The Irish Borstal System, 1906-1956. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2009.

Robins, Joseph. The Lost Children: A Study of Charity Children in Ireland 1700-1900. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, 1980.

Rousseau, George, ed. Children and Sexuality: From the Greeks to the Great War. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Ryan, Patrick Joseph. Master-Servant Childhood: A History of the Idea of Childhood in Medieval English Culture, Palgrave Pivot, 2013.

Sanders, Valerie. Records of Girlhood – Volume One: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Women’s Childhoods, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2000.

———. Records of Girlhood – Volume Two: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Women’s Childhoods, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012.

Sargent, Paul. Wild Arabs and savages: a history of juvenile justice in Ireland. Manchester University Press, 2014.

Scarre, Geoffrey. Children, Parents and Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Scheper-Hughes, Nancy. Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977.

Schweppe, Jennifer. The Unborn Child, Article 40.3.3 and Abortion in Ireland: Twenty-Five Years of Protection? Dublin: Liffey Press, 2008.

Shine-Thompson, Mary, ed. Young Irelands: Studies in Children’s Literature. Vol. 4. Studies in Children’s Literature. Dublin; Portland, OR: Four Courts Press, 2011.

Shine-Thompson, Mary, and Valerie Coghlan, eds. Divided Worlds: Studies in Children’s Literature. Vol. 3. Studies in Children’s Literature. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007.

Shine-Thompson, Mary, and Celia Keenan, eds. Treasure Islands: Studies in Children’s Literature. Vol. 2. Studies in Children’s Literature. Dublin; Portland, OR: Four Courts Press, 2006.

Shuttleworth, Sally. The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science and Medicine, 1840-1900. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Sisson, Elaine. Pearse’s Patriots: St Enda’s and the Cult of Boyhood. Cork: Cork University Press, 2004.

Skehill, Caroline. History of Social Work in Northern Ireland. [New York]: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Skehill, Caroline. History of the Present of Child Protection and Welfare Social Work in Ireland. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2004.

———. The Nature of Social Work in Ireland: A Historical Perspective. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 1999.

Smith, James M. Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries and the Nation’s Architecture of Containment. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007.

Smith, Michelle J. Empire in British Girls’ Literature and Culture: Imperial Girls, 1880-1915. Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Steedman, Carolyn, Cathy Unwin, and Valerie Walkerdine, eds. Language, Gender and Childhood. History Workshop Series. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985.

Sullivan, Mary C. The Path of Mercy: The Life of Catherine McAuley. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012.

Thiel, Elizabeth. The fantasy of family: nineteenth-century children’s literature and the myth of the domestic ideal. New York: Routledge, 2008.

Thorne, Barrie. Gender Play: Girls and Boys in School. Buckingham: Open University Press, 1993.

Walsh, Barbara. When the Shopping Was Good: Woolworths and the Irish Main Street. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2011.

Watts, Isaac. Divine Songs Attempted in Easy Language for the Use of Children.: Also, Prayers Composed for the Use and Imitation of Children, &c. The twelfth edition with large additions. Dublin: printed for Hulton Bradley, 1771.

Whelan, Irene. The Bible War in Ireland: The ‘Second Reformation’ and the Polarization of Protestant-Catholic Relations, 1800-1840. Dublin: Lilliput Press, 2005.

Whyte, Pádraic. Irish Childhoods: Children’s Fiction and Irish History. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2011.

Young, Barbara Ann. The Child as Emblem of the Nation in Twentieth-Century Irish Literature. Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, 2006.

Zelizer, Viviana A. Rotman. Pricing the Priceless Child; the Changing Social Value of Children. New York: Basic Books, 1981.

 

Journal articles

Backus, Margot Gayle. “‘The Children of the Nation?’: Representations of Poor Children in Mainstream Nationalist Journalism, 1882 and 1913.” Éire-Ireland 44, no. 1 (2009): 118–46.

Barclay, Katie. “Place and Power in Irish Farms at the End of the Nineteenth Century.” Women’s History Review 21, no. 4 (2012): 571–88.

Benzaquén, Adriana. “Childhood, Identity and Human Science in the Enlightenment.” History Workshop Journal 57, no. 1 (2004): 34–57.

Boyle, Phelim P., and Cormac Ó Grada. “Fertility Trends, Excess Mortality, and the Great Irish Famine.” Demography 23, no. 4 (November 1, 1986): 543–62.

Buckley, Sarah-Anne. “Child Neglect, Poverty and Class: The NSPCC in Ireland, 1889-1939 – a Case Study.” Saothar 33 (2008): 57–70.

—-, ‘Institutionalised for poverty: women’s rights and child welfare in the Ireland, 1922-1996’, Jacobin, March 2016.

Clark, Anna. “Wild Workhouse Girls and the Liberal Imperial State in Mid-Nineteenth Century Ireland.” Journal of Social History 39, no. 2 (December 1, 2005): 389–409.

Clear, Caitríona. “Nano Nagle (1718-1784): Educator.” Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 98, no. 390 (July 1, 2009): 135–43.

Condon, Janette. “The Patriotic Children’s Treat: Irish Nationalism and Children’s Culture at the Twilight of Empire.” Irish Studies Review 8, no. 2 (2000): 167–78.

Coldrey, Barry. “The Social Classes Attending Christian Brothers Schools in the Nineteenth Century.” British Journal of Educational Studies 38, no. 1 (February 1, 1990): 63–79.

Coleman, Michael C. “An Outrage? The Comparative Study of American Indian and Irish Responses to Assimilationist Schooling, 1820s-1920s.” Irish Journal of American Studies 10 (January 2001): 141–49.

———. “‘Eyes Big as Bowls with Fear and Wonder’: Children’s Responses to the Irish National Schools, 1850-1922.” Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. 98C, no. 5 (1998): 177–202.

———. “Gut Reactions of a Historian to a Missionary Tract.” American Quarterly 50, no. 2 (June 1998): 340–48.

———. “Representations of American Indians and the Irish in Educational Reports, 1850s-1920s.” Irish Historical Studies 33, no. 129 (May 2002): 33–51.

———. “The Responses of American Indian Children and Irish Children to the School, 1850s-1920s: A Comparative Study in Cross-Cultural Education.” American Indian Quarterly 23, no. 3/4 (July 1999): 83–112.

———. “The Responses of American Indian Children to Presbyterian Schooling in the Nineteenth Century: An Analysis through Missionary Sources.” History of Education Quarterly 27, no. 4 (December 1987): 473–97.

Conley, Carolyn. “The Agreeable Recreation of Fighting.” Journal of Social History 33, no. 1 (1999): 57–72.

Cousins, Mel. “Poor Relief and Families in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and Italy.” The History of the Family, 13, no. 4 (2008): 340–49.

Cronin, Mike. “Fighting for Ireland, Playing for England? The Nationalist History of the Gaelic Athletic Association and the English Influence on Irish Sport.” The International Journal of the History of Sport 15, no. 3 (1998): 36–56.

Crossman, Virginia. “Cribbed, Contained, and Confined?: The Care of Children under the Irish Poor Law, 1850–1920.” Éire-Ireland 44, no. 1 (2009): 37–61.

Cunningham, Hugh. “Histories of Childhood.” American Historical Review 103, no. 4 (1998): 1195–1208.

Curtin, Geraldine. ‘“Mos vicious and refractory girls”: the reformatories at Ballinasloe and and Monaghan’. History Ireland 21, no. 2 (2013): 24–26.

Daly, Mary E. “‘The Primary and Natural Educator’?: The Role of Parents in the Education of Their Children in Independent Ireland.” Éire-Ireland 44, no. 1 (2009): 194–217.

Davis, Robert A. “Brilliance of a Fire: Innocence, Experience and the Theory of Childhood.” Journal of Philosophy of Education 45, no. 2 (May 2011): 379–97.

Dixon, Diana. “Children’s Magazines and Science in the Nineteenth Century.” Victorian Periodicals Review 34, no. 3 (2001): 228–38.

Earner-Byrne, Lindsey. “‘In Respect of Motherhood: Maternity Policy and Provision in Dublin City, 1922-1956.’” History Review 13 (2002): 194–98.

———. “Managing Motherhood: Negotiating a Maternity Service for Catholic Mothers in Dublin, 1930–1954.” Social History of Medicine 19, no. 2 (August 1, 2006): 261–77.

———. “Reinforcing the Family: The Role of Gender, Morality and Sexuality in Irish Welfare Policy, 1922–1944.” Ireland: Church, State and Society 1900-1975, The History of the Family: International Quarterly 13, no. 4 (2008): 360–69.

———. “‘The Boat to England: An Analysis of the Official Reactions to the Emigration of Single Expectant Irishwomen to Britain, 1922-1972.’” Irish Economic and Social History 30 (2003): 52–70.

Farrell, Elaine. “‘Infanticide of the Ordinary Character’: An Overview of the Crime in Ireland, 1850-1900.” Irish Economic and Social History 39, no. 1 (December 1, 2012): 56–72.

———. “‘The Fellow Said It Was Not Harm and Only Tricks’: The Role of the Father in Suspected Cases of Infanticide in Ireland, 1850-1900.” Journal of Social History 45, no. 4 (2012): 990-1004.

Garrett, Paul. “Review Article: `It Is with Deep Regret That I Find It Necessary to Tell My Story’: Child Abuse in Industrial Schools in Ireland.” Critical Social Policy 30, no. 2 (2010): 292–306.

Gilligan, Robbie. “The ‘Public Child’ and the Reluctant State?” Éire-Ireland 44, no. 1 (2009): 265–90.

Halcrow, Siân E., and Nancy Tayles. “The Bioarchaeological Investigation of Childhood and Social Age: Problems and Prospects.” Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 15, no. 2 (June 1, 2008): 190–215.

Hay, Marnie. “The Foundation and Development of Na Fianna Éireann, 1909–1916.” Irish Historical Studies 36, no. 141 (2008): 53–71.

———. “Moulding the future: Na Fianna Éireann and its members, 1909-23.” Studies: an Irish Quarterly Review, vol. 100, no. 400 (Winter 2011): 441-54.

Heywood, Colin. “Centuries of Childhood: An Anniversary—and an Epitaph?” The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 3, no. 3 (2010): 341–65.

Holohan, Carole. “Challenges to Social Order and Irish Identity? Youth Culture in the Sixties.” Irish Historical Studies 38, no. 151 (2013): 389–405.

Hood, Susan, and Elizabeth McEvoy. “‘Children, Childhood in Ireland’, Irish Archives.” Journal of the Irish Society for Archives 20 (2013).

Horn, Pamela. “The Victorian Governess.” History of Education 18, no. 4 (1989): 333–44.

James, Allison, and Penny Curtis. “Constructing the Sick Child: The Cultural Politics of Children’s Hospitals.” The Sociological Review 60, no. 4 (2012): 754–72.

Jordan, Thomas E. “A Weighted Index of Quality of Life for Irish Children; 1841, 1851, and 1861.” Social Indicators Research 37, no. 1 (January 1, 1996): 47–73.

———. “An Index of the Quality of Life for Victorian Children and Youth, the Vicy Index.” Social Indicators Research 27, no. 3 (November 1, 1992): 257–77.

———. “Quality of Life, Hegemony, and Social Change in Rural Ireland: W. Bence Jones, ‘A Landlord Who Tried to Do His Duty.’” Social Indicators Research 55, no. 2 (August 1, 2001): 199–221.

———. “Queen Victoria’s Irish Soldiers: Quality of Life and Social Origins of the Thin ‘Green’ Line.” Social Indicators Research 57, no. 1 (January 1, 2002): 73–88.

———. “Sons of St. Patrick: Quality of Life and Heights of Young Irish Males at Mid-Nineteenth Century.” Social Indicators Research 102, no. 3 (July 1, 2011): 389–408.

———. “The Quality of Life in Victorian Ireland, 1831-1901.” New Hibernia Review / Iris Éireannach Nua 4, no. 1 (April 1, 2000): 103–21.

———. “Two Thomases: Dublin Castle and The Quality of Life in Victorian Ireland.” Social Indicators Research 64, no. 2 (November 1, 2003): 257–91.

Kelly, James. “Infanticide in Eighteenth-Century Ireland.” Irish Economic and Social History 19 (1992): 5-26.

Kennedy, Finola. “The Suppression of the Carrigan Report: A Historical Perspective on Child Abuse.” Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 89, no. 356 (Winter 2000): 354–63.

Kent, J. P. “On the Decline of Marriage in Rural Ireland 1851-1911: The Role of Ecological Constraints and/or Developing Philopatry.” Population and Environment 23, no. 6 (July 1, 2002): 525–40.

Kernan, Margaret. “Developing Citizenship Through Supervised Play: The Civics Institute of Ireland Playgrounds, 1933-75.” History of Education 34, no. 6 (November 2005): 675–87.

Knox, H. M, and Jane Barnes. “Irish Industrial Schools, 1868-1908: Origins and Development.” British Journal of Educational Studies British Journal of Educational Studies 38, no. 1 (1990).

Lane, Leeann. “‘In My Mind I Build a House’: The Quest for Family in the Children’s Fiction of Patricia Lynch.” Éire-Ireland 44, no. 1 (2009): 169–93.

Logan, John. “Governesses, Tutors and Parents: Domestic Education in Ireland, 1700–1880.” Irish Educational Studies 7, no. 2 (1988): 1–19.

Luddy, Maria. “The Early Years of the NSPCC in Ireland.” Éire-Ireland 44, no. 1 (2009): 62–90.

Luddy, Maria, and James M. Smith. “Editors’ Introduction to: Éire-Ireland, Special Issue: Children, Childhood, and Irish Society.” Éire-Ireland 44, no. 1 (2009): 5–8.

Lynch, Geraldine. “The Lore of a Wicklow Schoolgirl.” Béaloideas 45/47 (January 1, 1977): 46–62.

Maguire, Moira J., and Séamus Ó. Cinnéide. “‘A Good Beating Never Hurt Anyone’: The Punishment and Abuse of Children in Twentieth-Century Ireland.” Journal of Social History 38, no. 3 (April 1, 2005): 635–52.

Markey, Anne. “The English Governess, Her Wild Irish Pupil, and Her Wandering Daughter: Migration and Maternal Absence in Georgian Children’s Fiction.” Eighteenth-Century Ireland / Iris an Dá Chultúr 25 (January 2010): 161–76.

Maynes, Mary Jo. “Age as a Category of Historical Analysis: History, Agency, and Narratives of Childhood.” The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 1, no. 1 (2008): 114–24.

McCormack, Christopher. “‘Straw Bonnets’ to Superior Schooling: The ‘failure’ of the Charity School Movement in the Context of Nineteenth-Century Ireland – a Reappraisal.” Paedagogica Historica 48, no. 5 (2012): 711–27.

McGovern, Kelly J. S. “‘No Right to Be a Child’: Irish Girlhood and Queer Time in Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s The Dancers Dancing.” Éire-Ireland 44, no. 1 (2009): 242–64.

McGuire, Andrew, and David Hassan. “Cultural Nationalism, Gaelic Sunday and the Gaelic Athletic Association in Early Twentieth Century Ireland.” The International Journal of the History of Sport 29, no. 6 (2012): 912–23.

McLaughlin, Denis. “The Irish Christian Brothers and the National Board of Education: Challenging the Myths.” History of Education 37, no. 1 (January 2008): 43–70.

Mechling, Jay. “Advice to Historians on Advice to Mothers.” Journal of Social History 9, no. 1 (October 1, 1975): 44–63.

Mintz, Steven. “Why the History of Childhood Matters.” The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 5, no. 1 (2012): 15–28.

Morgenstern, John. “The Rise of Children’s Literature Reconsidered.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 26, no. 2 (2001): 64–73.

Muldowney, Mary. “We Were Conscious of the Sort of People We Mixed with: The State, Social Attitudes and the Family in Mid Twentieth-Century Ireland.” Ireland: Church, State and Society 1900-1975, The History of the Family: International Quarterly 13, no. 4 (2008): 402–15.

Murnane, Patrick. “Children and the Mass.” The Furrow 9, no. 5 (May 1, 1958): 307–13.

Nic Congáil, Ríona. “‘Fiction, Amusement, Instruction’: The Irish Fireside Club and the Educational Ideology of the Gaelic League.” Éire-Ireland 44, no. 1 (2009): 91–117.

———. “Young Ireland and The Nation: Nationalist Children’s Culture in the Late Nineteenth Century.” Éire-Ireland 46, no. 3–4 (2011): 37–62.

Nic Eoin, Máirín. “‘From Childhood Vulnerability to Adolescent Delinquency: Literary Sources for the History of Childhood in Medieval Ireland’.” Studia Hibernica 38 (2012): 9–35.

Ní Laoire, Caitríona. “Narratives of ‘Innocent Irish Childhoods’: Return Migration and Intergenerational Family Dynamics.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37, no. 8 (2011): 1253–71.

O’Connor, Siobhan. “‘Alien Family’: The Impact of the Aliens Act 1935 and Subsequent Orders on the Family in Ireland, 1933–1945.” Ireland: Church, State and Society 1900-1975, The History of the Family: International Quarterly 13, no. 4 (2008): 384–94.

O’Connor, Anne V. “Influences Affecting Girls’ Secondary Education in Ireland, 1860-1910.” Archivium Hibernicum 41 (1986): 83–98.

O’Dea, Dathalinn. “Cover Note to: Éire-Ireland, Special Issue: Children, Childhood, and Irish Society.” Éire-Ireland 44, no. 1 (2009): 291–92.

———. “Economic Status, Religion, and Demography in an Ulster Town in the Early Twentieth Century.” Edited by Ciara Breathnach. The History of the Family, Ireland: Church, State and Society 1900-1975, 13, no. 4 (2008): 350–59.

———. “Infant and Child Mortality in Dublin a Century Ago.” Working Paper (University College, Dublin. Centre for Economic Research). Dublin: University College Dublin, Dept. of Economics, 2002.

Ó Héalaí, Pádraig. “‘Eilimintí Traidisiúnta i Saol an Linbh ar an mBlascaod’.” In Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid 2: Tomás Ó Criomhthain 1855–1937, 44–81. Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid 2. An Daingean: An Sagart, 1998.

O’Neill, Ciaran. “The Irish Schoolboy Novel.” Éire-Ireland 44, no. 1 (2009): 147–68.

O’Toole, Emma, ‘Dressing the expectant mother: Maternity fashion in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Ireland’ in Women’s History: The Journal of the Women’s History Network, Volume 2, Issue 5 (pregnancy special issue, 2016), pp.26-33.

Preston, Margaret. “Women and Philanthropy in Nineteenth-Century Dublin.” Historian 58, no. 4 (1996): 763–76.

Raftery, Deirdre. “Home Education in Nineteenth Century Ireland: The Role and Status of the Governess.” Irish Educational Studies 19, no. 1 (2000): 308–17.

———. “Religions and the History of Education: A Historiography.” History of Education 41, no. 1 (2012): 41–56.

———. “The Academic Formation of the Fin De Siecle Female: Schooling for Girls in Late Nineteenth Century Ireland.” Irish Educational Studies 20, no. 1 (2001): 321–34.

———. “The ‘mission’ of Nuns in Female Education in Ireland, c.1850–1950.” Paedagogica Historica 48, no. 2 (2012): 299–313.

Raftery, Deirdre, Judith Harford, and Susan M. Parkes. “Mapping the Terrain of Female Education in Ireland, 1830–1910.” Gender and Education 22, no. 5 (2010): 565–78.

Raftery, Deirdre, Jane McDermid, and Gareth Elwyn Jones. “Social Change and Education in Ireland, Scotland and Wales: Historiography on Nineteenth-Century Schooling.” History of Education 36, no. 4–5 (2007): 447–63.

Raftery, Deirdre, and Catherine Nowlan Roebuck. “Convent Schools and National Education in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: Negotiating a Place within a Nondenominational System.” History of Education 36, no. 3 (2007): 353–65.

Rattigan, Clíona. “Sisters Sentenced to Death: Infanticide in Independent Ireland.” History Ireland 19, no. 6 (2011): 18–21.

———. “‘Done to Death by Father or Relatives’: Irish Families and Infanticide Cases, 1922–1950.” Edited by Ciara Breathnach. The History of the Family, Ireland: Church, State and society 1900-1975, 13, no. 4 (2008): 370–83.

———. “‘No Worse and No Better’: Irish Women and Backstreet Abortions.” History Ireland 21, no. 1 (2013): 42–43.

Jennifer Redmond, ‘Immigrants, Aliens, Evacuees: Exploring the History of Irish Children in Britain during the Second World War’, Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth,  Volume 9, number 2, Spring 2016, pp.295-308

Ryan, Patrick J. “Discursive Tensions in the Landscape of Modern Childhood.” Educare Vetenskapliga Skrifter 9, no. 2 (2011): 11–37.

———. “How New Is the ‘New’ Social Study of Childhood? The Myth of a Paradigm Shift.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 38, no. 4 (2008): 553–76.

Shine-Thompson, Mary. “Jonathan Swift’s Childhoods.” Éire-Ireland 44, no. 1 (2009): 10–36.

Sloan, Barry. “‘In My Father’s House’: Renegotiations of Boyhood in Life Writing by John McGahern, Ciaran O’Driscoll, Dermot Healy, and Ciaran Carson.” Éire-Ireland 44, no. 1 (2009): 218–41.

Smith, James M. “The Politics of Sexual Knowledge: The Origins of Ireland’s Containment Culture and the Carrigan Report (1931).” Journal of the History of Sexuality 13, no. 2 (2004): 208–33.

Trew, Johanne Devlin. “Migration in Childhood and Its Impact on National Identity Construction among Migrants from Northern Ireland.” Irish Studies Review 17, no. 3 (2009): 297–314.

Walsh, John. “Have the Snakes Come Back?: The Family and the Defence of Catholic Educational

Structures in Ireland (1957–1975).” Ireland: Church, State and Society 1900-1975, The History of the Family: International Quarterly 13, no. 4 (2008): 416–25.

Walsh, Thomas. “‘Constructions of Childhood in Ireland in the Twentieth Century’: A View from the Primary School Curriculum 1900-1999.” Child Care in Practice 11, no. 2 (2005): 253–69.

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Book chapters

Ashford, Gaye. “Children’s Smallpox and Inoculation Procedures in Eighteenth-Century Ireland.” In Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland 1750-1950, edited by Anne Mac Lellan and Alice Mauger. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013.

Barnard, Toby. “Children and Books in Eighteenth-Century Ireland.” In That Woman!: Studies in Irish Bibliography: A Festschrift for Mary “Paul” Pollard, edited by Charles Benson and Siobhán Fitzpatrick. Dublin: Lilliput Press for the Library Association of Ireland, Rare Books Group, 2005.

Bergin, Julia Anne. “Birth and Death in Nineteenth-Century Dublin’s Lying-in Hospitals.” In She Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland, edited by Elaine Farrell. London: Institute of Historical Research, 2012.

Buckley, Sarah-Anne. “‘Found in a ‘dying’ Condition’: Nurse-Children in Ireland, 1872–1952.” In She Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland, edited by Elaine Farrell. London: Institute of Historical Research, 2012.

—-, ‘“Saver of the Children”: The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Ireland, 1889-1900, Philanthropy in Nineteenth Century Ireland, Larry Geary and Oonagh Walsh (eds.), 2014.

—, ‘‘The problem is one not of criminal tendencies, but of poverty’: the NSPCC, John Byrne and the Industrial School System in Ireland” Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working-class life’, David Convery (ed.), Irish Academic Press, 2013.

Byrne, Fiona, ‘Any News from Inside?’ , in Anne Mac Lellan, Niamh Nic Ghabhann & Fiona Byrne, World Within Walls: From Asylum to Contemporary Mental Health Services. A History of St Davne’ts, Monaghan (Castleblaney: Health Service Excecutive, 2015)

Clark, M. J. “General Practice and Coroners’ Practice: Medico-Legal Work and the Irish Medical Profession, c.1830-90.” In Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970, edited by Catherine Cox and Maria Luddy. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Clear, Caitríona. “Decline of Breast-Feeding in Twentieth-Century Ireland.” In Irish Women’s History, edited by Alan Hayes and Diane Urquhart. Dublin; Portland, Oregon: Irish Academic Press, 2004.

Coghlan, Valerie, and Geraldine O’Connor. “The Kildare Place Society: An Influential Force in 19th Century Irish Education.” In Acts of Reading: Teachers, Text and Childhood, edited by Morag Styles and Evelyn Arizpe. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham, 2009.

Condon, Janette. “Children’s Books in 19th Century Ireland.” In The Big Guide 2: Irish Children’s Books, edited by Valerie Coghlan and Celia Keenan. Dublin: O’Brien Press, 2000.

Cooper, June. “Causes, Cures and Care: Children and the Falling Sickness, Ireland, 1850-70.” In Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland 1750-1950, edited by Anne Mac Lellan and Alice Mauger. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013.

Cox, Catherine. “Access and Authority: The Medical Dispensary Service in Post-Famine Ireland.” In Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970, edited by Catherine Cox and Maria Luddy. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Cunningham, Hugh, and Shelton Stromquist. “The Standards-Based Response of the World Community: Child Labor Standards: From Treaties to Labels.” In Child Labor and Human Rights: Making Children Matter, edited by Burns H. Weston. Boulder, Col.: Rienner et al, 2005.

Daly, Ann. “‘Veiled Obscenity’: Contraception and the Dublin Medical Press, 1850–1900.” In She Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland, edited by Elaine Farrell. London: Institute of Historical Research, 2012.

Daly, Mary E. “Death and Disease in Independent Ireland, c.1920-1970: A Research Agenda.” In Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970, edited by Catherine Cox and Maria Luddy. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Earner-Byrne, Lindsey. “Child Sexual Abuse, History and the Pursuit of Blame in Modern Ireland.” In Exhuming Passions: Memory and the Pressures of the Past in Australia and Ireland, edited by Katie Holmes and Stuart Ward. Crawley, W.A.: UWA Publishing, 2011.

———. “Moral Prescription: The Irish Medical Profession, the Roman Catholic Church and the Prohibition of Birth Control in Twentieth-Century Ireland.” In Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970, edited by Catherine Cox and Maria Luddy. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Farrell, Elaine. “‘A Very Immoral Establishment’: The Crime of Infanticide and Class Status in Ireland, 1850–1900.” In She Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland, edited by Elaine Farrell. London: Institute of Historical Research, 2012.

Ferriter, Diarmaid. “Suffer Little Children? The Historical Validity of Memoirs of Irish Childhood.” In Childhood and Its Discontents – The First Seamus Heaney Lectures, edited by Dunne J. and James Kelly. Dublin: The Liffey Press, 2002.

Flanagan, Michael. “‘Tales Told in the Turflight’: The Christian Brothers, Our Boys and the

Representation of Gaelic Authenticity in the Popular Culture of the Irish Free State.” In Young Irelands: Studies in Children’s Literature, edited by Mary Shine-Thompson. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2011.

Foley, C. “‘This Revived Old Plague’: Coping with Flu.” In Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970, edited by Catherine Cox and Maria Luddy. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Gorey, Philomena. “Childhood Ophthalmia in Irish Workhouses 1849-1861.” In Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland 1750-1950, edited by Anne Mac Lellan and Alice Mauger. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013.

Hay, Marnie. “This Treasure Island: Irish Nationalist Propaganda Aimed at Children and Youth, 1910-16.” In Treasure Islands: Studies in Children’s Literature, edited by Mary Shine-Thompson and Celia Keenan. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2004, 33-42.

———. “The propaganda of Na Fianna Éireann, 1909-26’.” In Young Irelands: Studies in Children’s Literature, edited by Mary Shine Thompson. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2011, 47-56.

———. ‘What did advanced nationalists tell Irish children in the early twentieth century?’ In  What do we tell the children? Critical essays on children’s literature, edited by Ciara Ní Bhroin and Patricia Kennon. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012, 148-62.

—, ‘Scouting for rebels: Na Fianna Éireann and preparation for the coming war, 1909-18’. In Children’s literature and culture of the First World War, edited by Lissa Paul, Rosemary Ross Johnston and Emma Short. Oxford: Routledge, 2016.

—, ‘An Irish nationalist adolescence: Na Fianna Éireann, 1909-23’. In Adolescence in Modern Irish History , edited by Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Holohan, Carole. “More than a Revival of Memories? 1960s Youth and the 1916 Rising.” In 1916 in 1966: Commemorating the Easter Rising, edited by Mary E. Daly and Margaret O’Callaghan. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2007.

Jordanova, Ludmilla. “Children in History: Concepts of Nature and Society.” In Parents, Politics and Society, edited by Geoffrey Scarre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Kavanagh, Robin, and Colm Lennon. “The Flowering of the Confraternities and Sodalities in Ireland, C. 1860-c.1960.” In Confraternities and Sodalities in Ireland: Charity, Devotion and Sociability, edited by Colm Lennon. Blackrock, Co. Dublin: Columba Press, 2012.

Kelly, James. “Responding to Infanticide in Ireland, 1680–1820.” In She Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland, edited by Elaine Farrell. London: Institute of Historical Research, 2012.

Kelly, Laura. “Rickets in Ireland: Dr Ella Webb and the Children’s Sunshine Home, 1924-1944.” In Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland 1750-1950, edited by Anne Mac Lellan and Alice Mauger. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013.

Kelly, Susan. “‘And so to Bed’. Bone and Joint Tuberculosis in Children in Ireland, 1920-1950.” In Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland 1750-1950, edited by Anne Mac Lellan and Alice Mauger. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013.

Kenny, M. “Traveller Childhood in Ireland.” In Understanding Children, Volume 2: Changing Experiences and Family Forms, edited by Anne Cleary, M. Nic Giolla Phádraig, and S. Quinn. Dublin: Oak Tree Press, 2001.

Keogh, Dáire. “Our Boys, de Valera’s Ireland and the European Crisis, 1932-9.” In Divided Worlds: Studies in Children’s Literature, edited by Mary Shine-Thompson and Valerie Coghlan. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007.

Laragy, Georgina. “Suicide and Insanity in Post-Famine Ireland.” In Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970, edited by Catherine Cox and Maria Luddy. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Logan, John. “Sufficient to Their Needs: Literacy and Elementary Schooling in the Nineteenth Century.” In The Origins of Popular Literacy in Ireland: Language Change and Educational Development 1700-1920, edited by Mary E. Daly and David Dickson. Dublin: Department of Modern History, TCD; Department of Modern Irish History, UCD, 1990.

Mac Lellan, Anne. “‘The Penny Test’. Tuberculin Testing and Paediatric Practice in Ireland, 1900-1960.” In Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland 1750-1950, edited by Anne Mac Lellan and Alice Mauger. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013.

McAlister, Deirdre K. “Childhood in Viking and Hiberno-Scandinavian Dublin, 800-1100.” In Everyday Life in Viking-Age Towns: Social Approaches to Towns in England and Ireland, C. 800-1100, edited by Dawn M. Hadley and Letty Ten Harkel. Oxford and Oakville, Connecticut: Oxbow Books, 2013.

McAvoy, Sandra. “‘Its Effect on Public Morality Is Vicious in the Extreme’: Defining Birth Control as Obscene and Unethical, 1926–32.” InShe Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland, edited by Elaine Farrell. London: Institute of Historical Research, 2012.

McBride, Lawrence W. “Young Readers and the Learning and Teaching of Irish History, 1870-1922.” In Reading Irish Histories: Texts, Contexts and Memory in Modern Ireland, edited by Lawrence W. McBride. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003.

Miller, Ian. “Constructing Moral Hospitals: Childhood Health in Irish Reformatories and Industrial Schools, 1851-1890.” In Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland 1750-1950, edited by Anne Mac Lellan and Alice Mauger. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013.

Milne, Ida. “Through the Eyes of a Child: ‘Spanish’ Influenza Remembered by Survivors.” In Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland 1750-1950, edited by Anne Mac Lellan and Alice Mauger. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013.

Murray, Elaine. “The Chrysalis in the Cradle.” In She Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland, edited by Elaine Farrell, 2012. London: Institute of Historical Research, 2012.

Nic Mhathúna, Deirdre. “‘T’athair ionmhain’: cíoradh téamúil ar an ngaol idir aithreacha agus a gcuid leanaí i roinnt scríbhinní Gaeilge’.’” In Laethanta Gréine & Oícheanta Sí: aistí ar litríocht agus ar chultúr na n-óg, edited by Caoimhe Nic Lochlainn and Ríona Nic Congáil. Baile Átha Cliath: Leabhair COMHAR, 2013.

Ó hÓgartaigh, Margaret. “Dr Dorothy Price and the Elimination of Childhood Tuberculosis.” In Ireland in the 1930s: New Perspectives, edited by Joost Augusteijn. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1999.

O’Connor, Anne. “Beyond Cradle and Grave: Irish Folklore about the Spirits of Unbaptized Infants and the Spirits of Women Who Murdered Babies.” In She Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland, edited by Elaine Farrell. London: Institute of Historical Research, 2012.

O’Riordan, Maeve. “Assuming Control: Elite Women as Household Managers in Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland.” In Irish Elites in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Ciaran O’Neill. Nineteenth-Century Ireland Society Series 15. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013.

O’Toole, Emma. “Medicinal Care in the Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Irish Home.” In She Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland, edited by Elaine Farrell. London: Institute of Historical Research, 2012.

Percy, Carol. “Learning and Virtue: English Grammar and the Eighteenth-Century Girls’ School.” In Educating the Child in Enlightenment Britain: Beliefs, Cultures, Practices, edited by Mary Hilton, Jill Shefrin, and Deirdre Raftery. Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate, 2009.

Prior, P. M. “Psychiatry and the Fate of Women Who Killed Infants and Young Children, 1850-1900.” In Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970, edited by Catherine Cox and Maria Luddy. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Rattigan, Clíona. “‘Crimes of Passion of the Worst Character’: Abortion Cases and Gender in Ireland, 1925-50.” In Gender and Power in Irish History, edited by Maryann Gialanella Valiulis. Dublin; Portland, OR: Irish Academic Press, 2009.

———. “‘Half Mad at the Time’: Unmarried Mothers and Infanticide in Ireland, 1922-1950.” In Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970, edited by Catherine Cox and Maria Luddy. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Raughter, Rosemary. “‘A Time of Trial Being near at Hand’: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting in the Spiritual Journal of Elizabeth Bennis, 1749–79.” In She Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland, edited by Elaine Farrell. London: Institute of Historical Research, 2012.

Redmond, Jennifer. “In the Family Way and Away from the Family: Examining the Evidence for Irish Unmarried Mothers in Britain, 1920s–40s.” In She Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland, edited by Elaine Farrell. London: Institute of Historical Research, 2012.

Ryan, Louise. “Press, Police and Prosecution: Perspectives on Infanticide in the 1920s.” In Irish Women’s History, edited by Alan Hayes and Diane Urquhart. Dublin; Portland, OR: Irish Academic Press, 2004.

Sanders, Valerie. “‘What Do You Want to Know about next?’ Charles Kingsley’s Model of Educational Fatherhood.” In Gender and Fatherhood in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Trev Lynn Broughton and Helen Rogers, 55–67. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Sisson, Elaine. “Masculinity and Citizenship: Boyhood and Nationhood at St Enda’s.” In The Life and After-Life of P.H. Pearse ~ Pádraic Mac Piarais: Saol Agus Oidhreacht, edited by Roisín Higgins and Regina Uí Chollatáin. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2009.

Smyth, Marie. “The Concept of Childhood and Experience of Children in Violently Divided Societies.” In Childhood and Its Discontents – The First Seamus Heaney Lectures, edited by Joseph Dunne and James Kelly. Dublin: The Liffey Press, 2002.

Tait, Clodagh. “Some Sources for the Study of Infant and Maternal Mortality in Later Seventeenth- Century Ireland.” In She Said She Was in the Family Way’: Pregnancy and Infancy in Modern Ireland, edited by Elaine Farrell. London: Institute of Historical Research, 2012.

Walker, Jean. “Treatment of Children at the Westmoreland Lock Hospital, Dublin 1792-1900.” In Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland 1750-1950, edited by Anne Mac Lellan and Alice Mauger. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013.

Ward, Conor. “Children’s Hospital Services in Victorian Dublin: The Role of the Institution for the Disease of Children (1822-1886).” In Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland 1750-1950, edited by Anne Mac Lellan and Alice Mauger. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013.

Podcasts

Marnie Hay, ‘Children and the Irish Cultural Revival’, podcast and script for UCD Scholarcast Series 12, Modalities of Revival, 24 Feb. 2015: http://www.ucd.ie/scholarcast/scholarcast46.html

Ríona Nic Congáil , Gaelic Culture from the Child’s Perspective – The Diaries of Kerry Schoolgirls (1916-1918), UCD Scholarcast Series 52, Modalities of Revival, 2015: http://www.ucd.ie/scholarcast/scholarcast52.html

 

 

Websites

Bioarchaeology of Children Osteology Workshop

http://archaeotek.org/osteology_and_bioarch_workshop/bioarchaeology_of_children_workshop

 

Census of Ireland 1901/1911 and Census Fragments and Substitutes, 1821-51

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

Digitised household returns and ancillary records for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911 which are provided by the National Archives of Ireland.

All thirty-two counties for 1901 and 1911, searchable by all information categories, are now available on this site. Surviving census fragments and substitutes for 1821-51 are a valuable, if limited, resource for the pre-Famine period.

 

Children’s Books Collection, Dublin City Library

http://dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-heritage-and-histor-0

The children’s book collection at the Dublin City Library, Pearse Street, holds a number of collections relating to Irish children’s literature. The collection includes books and illustrations for children from the eighteenth-century to current publications. They have a particularly strong collection of works in Irish and English languages printed in the early twentieth-century.

 

Dúchas

http://www.duchas.ie/

Dúchas.ie is a project to digitise the National Folklore Collection of Ireland. 80% (c. 64,000 items) of the material from four counties in the Schools’ Collection is available on this site.

 

The Schools’ Collection

This collecting scheme was initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission, under the direction of Séamus Ó Duilearga and Séan Ó Súilleabháin, Honorary Director and Registrar of the Commission respectively, and was heavily dependent on the cooperation of the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers’ Organization. It was originally to run from 1937 to 1938 but was extended to 1939 in specific cases. For the duration of the project, more than 50,000 schoolchildren from 5,000 schools in the 26 counties of the Irish Free State were enlisted to collect folklore in their home districts. This included oral history, topographical information, folktales and legends, riddles and proverbs, games and pastimes, trades and crafts. The children recorded this material from their parents, grandparents, and neighbours.

 

Folklore Photographic Collection

http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ivrla:10100

A selection of photographs from the National Folklore Collection which illustrates the work of the Irish Folklore Commission and its successors.

 

Folklore Schools 1937-38

http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ivrla:30350

A collection of primary school copybooks gathered under the direction of the Irish Folklore Commission to bring together information on Irish traditions from across the country.

 

Folklore School Games

http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ivrla:33426

The project builds on the earlier work of the Irish Folklore Commission in collecting the Schools’ Survey in 1937-38 by collecting information on children’s games from seven Dublin schools in 2009.

 

Irish Archives Journal

http://www.ucd.ie/archives/isa/isa-journal.html

Irish Archives is the only journal produced in Ireland dedicated to archives and archives related issues. It is published annually.

 

Irish Archives Resource

http://www.iar.ie/

A portal to archival collections throughout the island of Ireland.

 

Irish Children in 18th Century Schools and Institutions

http://research.dho.ie/children/

A database of Irish children in eighteenth-century schools and institutions. The personal information of children incorporated in this database includes their name, sex, religion, parents, institution, education and apprenticeship details where available.

 

Irish Times Archive

http://www.irishtimes.com/archive

The Digital Archive is a complete reproduction of every page of The Irish Times from 1859. Every issue published is now available to view exactly as it was printed and is easily searchable using key words or dates.

 

Irish Women Writers of Children’s Literature, 1870-1940

http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ivrla:33509

A selection of extracts from printed books from the Manning Collection held in UCD Special Collections along with reference information on the Manning Collection (UCD) and on the Máirín Cregan Papers (National Library of Ireland).

 

National Archives of Ireland (NAI)

http://www.nationalarchives.ie/

The National Archives hold the records of the modern Irish State which document its historical evolution and the creation of its national identity.

Chief Secretary Papers Archive

Census returns

Education

  • reports on education 1830-
  • board of education 1831-1960
  • registers of board of education
  • abstracts of letters
  • role books and registers
  • boards of intermediate education

Judicial and prison records

  • convict letters
  • district court records
  • circuit court records
  • petty sessions
  • reformatory and industrial school records

Modern departmental records

  • government reports

Religious records

Private records

 

National Gallery of Ireland (NGI)

http://www.nationalgallery.ie/

Fine Art Library

NGI Archive

Centre for the Study of Irish Art

Jack B. Yeats Archive

Sir Denis Mahon Library Archives

 

National Library of Ireland (NLI)

http://www.nli.ie/

The mission of the Library is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland and to contribute to the provision of access to the larger universe of recorded knowledge. The Genealogical Office, the Office of the Chief Herald in Kildare Street, and the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar are all part of the National Library.

 

National Photographic Archive

http://www.nli.ie/en/national-photographic-archive.aspx

The National Library Photographic Archive is located in Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, a short walk from the Library’s other buildings on Kildare Street. It houses a regular programme of exhibitions based on the Library’s photographic collections and a reading room.

 

National Library of Ireland on The Commons

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/

Photograph stream from NLI.

 

Poverty and Public Health in Belfast

http://www.belfastpovhist.com/

Providing an historical perspective on welfare and public health in Belfast and the region.

 

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

http://www.proni.gov.uk/

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is the official archive for Northern Ireland. PRONI holds millions of documents that relate chiefly, but not exclusively, to Northern Ireland.  They date largely from c.1600 to the present day (with a few dating back as far as the early 13th century).  The records held in PRONI fall into two main categories:

Public records:

PRONI holds public records mainly dating from around the formation of Northern Ireland (1921) to the present day. A small number date back to the 19th and late 18th centuries.

Public records – Documents created by ‘official’ sources such as:

  • government departments
  • non-departmental public organisations
    (courts of law, local authorities, non-departmental public bodies/quangos)

 

Privately deposited archives – These include business records and church registers and can range from a single emigrant letter to a vast landed estate archive containing thousands of items and spanning a 300 year period.

 

Representative Church Body Library (RCB)

http://ireland.anglican.org/about/42

The Library is the Church of Ireland’s repository for its archives and manuscripts. Non-current records from parishes, dioceses, cathedrals, the General Synod and the Representative Church Body are regularly transferred to the Library.

Parish registers

  • birth
  • baptism
  • death
  • burial

Birds Nest Home files

Bishop Foy school records

Sunday school society records

Parents And Children Together (PACT) files

 

Schools’ Manuscript Collection – Carna & Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ivrla:7613

This sub-collection consists of five volumes of essays dealing with a wide range of local folk tradition and history, written by schoolchildren in 1937-38, and drawing on information recorded from parents, relatives and neighbours living in the districts of Carna and Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.

 


Theses

 

Ashford, Gaye, “Childhood: Studies in the History of Children in Eighteenth-Century Ireland.” Unpublished PhD thesis, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, 2012.

 

Barnes, Christina J., “The Origins and Development of the Irish Industrial School System, 1868-1908.” Unpublished M.Ed. thesis, University College Dublin, 1986.

 

Brazil, Julie, “The visual representation of traveller families, 1860-1960.” Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Limerick, 2012.

Buckley, Sarah-Anne, “Protecting ‘the Family Cell’?: Child Welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland 1880-1944.” Unpublished PhD thesis, University College Cork, 2010.

 

Condon, Janette. “‘Victoria’s Own’?: Discourses of Cultural Imperialism and Nationalist Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Children’s Literature in Ireland.” Unpublished PhD thesis, NUI Galway, 1999.

 

Dennehy, Emer A. “The Ceallúnaigh of County Kerry: An Archaeological Perspective.” Unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Cork, 1997.

 

Hislop, Harold John. “The Kildare Place Society 1811-1831: An Irish Experiment in Popular Education.” Unpublished PhD thesis, Trinity College Dublin, 1990.

 

Holohan, Carole. “Every Generation Has Its Task: Attitudes to Irish Youth in the Sixties.” Unpublished PhD thesis, University College Dublin, 2009.

 

Kruse, Jutta. “Social Construction of Infancy in Ireland, 1900-1930 – the Role of Medicine.” Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Limerick, 2014.

 

Logan, J. “Schooling and the Promotion of Literacy in Nineteenth Century Ireland.” Unpublished PhD thesis, University College Cork, 1992.

 

Power, Brendan. “Youth Movements and Ireland, 1888-1914.” Unpublished PhD thesis, Trinity College Dublin, 2013.

 

Rattigan, Clíona. “‘Dark Spots’ in Irish Society: Unmarried Motherhood, Crime and Prosecution in

Ireland, 1900-1950.” Unpublished PhD thesis, Trinity College Dublin, 2005.

 

Reidy, Conor. “Becoming ‘a Useful Member of Society’: An Analysis of Policy Approaches and

Treatment of the Young Offender in the Borstal System in Ireland, Clonmel 1906-21.” Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Limerick, 2007.

 

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