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date: 21 October 2019

Irish Local and Family History 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History
Author(s):
Kevin WhelanKevin Whelan

Despite its small size, Ireland is a remarkably variegated country, where the fusion of a diverse environmental base and a complex array of historical experiences has generated a variety of regions, each with a distinctive historical trajectory and inherited character. Because the country has only recently become urbanized, and because of the enduring role of its historical experience at the centre of its cultural and political life, Irish people remain intensely territorial. The sense of place and of ... ...

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