Canon Frederick Donovan's Dunlavin, 1884-1896: A West Wicklow Village in the Late Nineteenth Century
Canon Frederick Donovan served as a parish priest in the village of Dunlavin between 1884 and 1896. He recorded many of the changes in his diary, used here to portray life as experienced by the locals as well as how Canon Donovan perceived it himself. Other sources are also used to reveal political, religious and social divisions within the community. Such divisions were particularly evident with religion and politics.
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22 July agricultural statistics anti-Parnellite Archbishop attended August Baltinglass Baltinglass poor law birth rate Brennan Byrne Canon Donovan's Diary Catholic church Catholic parish Census of Ireland cent Chris Lawlor Church of Ireland County Wicklow curate Davidstown Despite Devon Commission devotional revolution Donard Donard church Donovan noted Donovan recorded Dublin Dunlavin area Dunlavin branch Dunlavin church Dunlavin D.E.D. Dunlavin green Dunlavin parish Dunlavin village election electoral division Famine figure hinterland home rule Irish National Federation Irish National League Joseph Pratt-Tynte Kelly Kildare labourers Land League land reform landlord late nineteenth century Leinster Leader Lemonstown Lower Talbotstown meeting N.U.I. Maynooth nationalist Norton numbers organisation parish of Dunlavin parish priest parishioners Parnellite parochial house Patrick politics poor law guardian poor law union population of Dunlavin population pyramid priest of Dunlavin Protestant Rathsallagh repaired Retrospect Shearman papers statistics for Ireland strong farmers Tornant Tynte upland valuation village of Dunlavin vote Walsh west Wicklow Whittle