Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



This item is printed to order. Items which are printed to order are normally despatched and charged within 5-10 days.

Published: 12 June 2014

262 Pages | numerous black and white maps and illustrations


ISBN: 9780198707714

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (AJ)

Catholics of Consequence

Transnational Education, Social Mobility, and the Irish Catholic Elite 1850-1900

Ciaran O'Neill

  • Offers the first ever detailed survey of elite education in Ireland
  • Draws on comprehensive and new archival research at over a dozen schools across Ireland, Britain and France
  • Tracks over 2000 Irish children who left Ireland to attend some of the most expensive schools in the world
  • Re-interprets the Irish Catholic elite and the 'blocked mobility' thesis of modern Irish history
  • Places Irish elite education in the context of transnational elite education worldwide
  • Charts new areas for graduate research in the area of elite education