Vol. 2: McCormack, W. J.

Type: Article

McCormack, W. J. ‘Vision and Revision in the Study of Eighteenth-Century Irish Parliamentary Rhetoric’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 2 (1987), .

This essay is a critical assessment of two articles published in volume one of Eighteenth-Century Ireland: “Swift and the Anglo-Irish Intellect” (pp. 9-22) by Seamus Deane and “The Continue reading Vol. 2: McCormack, W. J.

Vol. 2: Passman, Dirk F.

Type: Notes

Passman, Dirk F. ‘‘Many Diverting Books of History and Travels’ and A Modest Proposal.’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 2 (1987), pp 167-176.

Considers eighteenth-century travel and historical literature containing reports of infanticide and cannibalism as possible sources for Swift’s A Modest Proposal. Discusses those works either read by or Continue reading Vol. 2: Passman, Dirk F.

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Type: Notes

‘Dictionary of Irish Biography: preliminary listing of letters A, B and C.’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 2 (1987), .

A list of those born between 1650 and 1780 whose names begin with the letters A, B or C whom the editors of the new Dictionary of Irish Biography Continue reading Vol. 2:

Vol. 2: Mahony, Robert.

Type: Article

Mahony, Robert. ‘The Pamphlet Campaign against Henry Grattan in 1797-99’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 2 (1987), pp 149-166.

This article discusses the anti-Grattan pamphlet campaign following Grattan’s withdrawal from the Irish House of Commons in May 1797, and his subsequent Address to the Citizens of Dublin. Grattan’s apparent ‘desertion’ Continue reading Vol. 2: Mahony, Robert.

Vol. 2: Greene, John.

Type: Article

Greene, John. ‘The Repertory of The Dublin Theatres, 1720-1745’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 2 (1987), pp 133-148.

In 1938, theatre historian La Tourette Stockwell wrote of eighteenth-century Dublin that the policy of Dublin theatre managers was to ‘copy’ London stage productions and that the taste of Dublin audiences was Continue reading Vol. 2: Greene, John.

Vol. 2: Fitzgerald, Desmond.

Type: Article

Fitzgerald, Desmond. ‘Early Irish Trade-Cards and Other Eighteenth-Century Ephemera’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 2 (1987), pp 115-132.

This essay by Desmond Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin, explores the importance of Irish trade-cards, labels, bill-heads and other trade ephemera and shows their ability to “evoke vividly the daily lives of the Continue reading Vol. 2: Fitzgerald, Desmond.

Vol. 2: McMinn, Joseph.

Type: Article

McMinn, Joseph. ‘A Weary Patriot: Swift and the Formation of an Anglo-Irish Identity’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 2 (1987), pp 103-113.

This article discusses the literary career of Jonathan Swift from 1720-1730 and his role as an Irish pamphleteer, which would “define and dramatize the constitutional identity of ‘the Continue reading Vol. 2: McMinn, Joseph.

Vol. 2: Ó Catháin, Diarmaid.

Type: Article

Ó Catháin, Diarmaid. ‘Dermot O’Connor, Translator of Keating’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 2 (1987), pp 67-87.

Geoffrey Keating’s Foras Feasa Ar Éirinn (1633), a compilation of Irish seanchas (lore) and Gaelic history, was, until the twentieth-century, a literary model and “virtual bible of the Irish tradition”. This article examines Continue reading Vol. 2: Ó Catháin, Diarmaid.

Vol. 2: Breatnach, Pádraig A.

Type: Article

Breatnach, Pádraig A. ‘Oral and Written Transmission of Poetry in the Eighteenth Century’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 2 (1987), pp 57-65.

This article discusses Seanachas Phádraig Í Chrualaoi (1982), a collection of oral and written poetry in Irish tradition dating back to the close of the seventeenth century. Continue reading Vol. 2: Breatnach, Pádraig A.

Vol. 2: Ward, Robert E.

Type: Notes

Ward, Robert E. ‘A Letter from Ireland: A Little-Known Attack on David Hume’s History of England’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 2 (1987), pp 196-197.

This article discusses a letter written in 1762 by Charles O’Conor of Belanagare, historian and catholic activist, complaining about David Hume’s History of England. Continue reading Vol. 2: Ward, Robert E.