The Story of Newmarket on Fergus

The Story of Newmarket on Fergus by Canon Reuben Butler and Máire Ní Ghruagáin is now on sale here at Obair. The book is based on the parish of Newmarket-on-Fergus. In this engaging account of its development, Canon Butler chronicles its social, religious, geographical, political and economic history from earliest times to the late twentieth century. Drawing on a wealth of sources, including the Annals of the Four Masters, the Inchiquin Manuscripts, Griffith’s Valuation, headstone inscriptions, census returns and newspaper reports, the author paints a vivid picture of life in this corner of County Clare. The Story Newmarket-on-Fergus will resonate with readers attuned to the importance of micro-history in elaborating upon the emergence of the Irish nation state. The volume is illustrated throughout with a diverse collection of photographs and documents that make this history both enlightening and enjoyable. Signed copies available to buy for €30.

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