© 2000

Crowds in Ireland, c. 1720–1920

  • Peter Jupp
  • Eoin Magennis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Crowds in Ireland, c. 1720–1920

    1. Peter Jupp, Eoin Magennis
      Pages 1-42
  3. Crowd Activity Arising from Negotiation between Different Social Classes

  4. Varieties of Crowd Action

  5. Single-issue Crowd Protest

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-277

About this book


Although the history of crowds in modern European history has been one of the most hotly debated subjects since E.P. Thompson's pioneering work of the 1960s, the crowd in Irish history has been largely neglected. This is the first study of the subject during the most turbulent period of Ireland's history. The introduction proposes an outline history of the crowd in Ireland and is followed by eight specialist studies of crowd activity by new and innovative scholars in the field. A special feature of the volume is that it incorporates discussions from a Colloquium held in Belfast in 1998 which was attended by the contributors and senior Irish and British historians.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Jupp
    • 1
  • Eoin Magennis
    • 2
  1. 1.The Queen’s UniversityBelfastUK
  2. 2.The Linen Hall LibraryBelfastUK

About the editors

STEPHEN BALL Research Fellow, National Library of Ireland ALLAN BLACKSTOCK Leverhulme Research Fellow, Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast TOM CREAN Trades Union Research Officer, Dublin MAURA CRONIN Lecturer in History, Mary Immaculata College, University of Limerick BRENDAN MACSUIBHNE Lecturer in Irish Studies, Notre Dame University PETRI MIRALA Trinity College, Dublin CLARE MURPHY former lecturer of Economic and Social History and Modern History, Queen's University, Belfast

Bibliographic information


' excellent collection of essays.' - Kiernan Allen, American Historical Review