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Hardiman's History of Galway:The History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway

The History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway

ByJames Hardiman

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This edition of James Hardiman’s (1782–1855) 'History of the Town and County of Galway' commemorates the bicentenary of its original publication in 1820. Hardiman's formative years were spent in Galway. He developed his interest in the history of the town through his work in the Public Records Office in Dublin . In his preface he states that his work enabled him “to investigate with greater accuracy the history and antiquities of this ancient and respectable town”. The book lists civic office holders and gives accounts of the county’s ecclesiastical foundations, charities and schools. His description of early nineteenth century Galway has proved to be of invaluable significance to later historians. His reports for the Commissioners have acquired a particular significance as many of the original documents were destroyed in the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922 during the Irish Civil War.

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Publication Date
Mar 3, 2020
Language
English
ISBN
9781909906518
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): James Hardiman

Specifications

Pages
435
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Royal (6.14 x 9.21 in / 156 x 234 mm)

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