Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2015

240 Pages | 2 Tables, black & white, 31 Line drawings, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719089152

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The West must wait

County Galway and the Irish Free State

Newell Úna

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first academic regional history of the post-revolutionary period
  • Moves the focus of attention away from the quite overcrowded area of the revolutionary period, and turns instead to the socio-political realities of life in the new Free State
  • Rigorously researched, novel in focus, and drawing on a range of unexplored sources, it raises a series of challenging questions about how we think about post-civil war society in Ireland
  • Opens up a new dimension by offering a rural contrast to the Dublin-centred views of Irish politics in the first decade of independence
  • Examines the disconnect between local expectations of what independence would deliver and what was actually achieved by the incumbent Cumann na nGaedheal government

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