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The Changing Rural World: Fairies, Murder and Colonialism


Angela Bourke, The Burning of Bridget Cleary (London, 1999)


For background we need to look at the changing rural world, and especially changes in landholding and its impact on Irish Society.


Tom Inglis, Moral Monopoly: The Rise and Fall of the Catholic Church in Modern Ireland (Dublin, 1987), chapter 7.

Bourke, ‘”The best of all home rulers”: the economic power of women in Ireland, 1880- 1914’, Irish Economic and Social History, xviii (1991, pp.34-47.