A Statistical Account, or Parochial Survey of Ireland (1816)

Author: William Shaw Mason

Book ID: 68441

Price: 395.00

A Statistical Account, or Parochial Survey of Ireland. Drawn up from the Communications of the Clergy, by William Shaw Mason, Remembrancer and Receiver of First Fruits, and Secretary to the Boards of Public Records. Dublin: Graisberry, 1816. First Edition.  Volume Two (of three). Pp lxxxvii, 560, uncut. Publisher’s original paper boards, title label to spine. Housed in custom-made slipcase. A nice bright copy.

Illustrated with nine maps. This volume details 24 parishes in various counties. Alphabetically listed from Aghalee (Diocese of Dromore & Co. Antrim) to Whitechurch & Kilmokea (Diocese of Ferns & Co. Wexford).

Volume two of the Dublin born statistician’s valuable record, compiled from detailed data supplied by local clergy on a parish by parish basis. Subjects covered include topographical descriptions, mines and minerals, buildings, antiquities, population, social classes, health, education, language, customs, etc. Parishes are listed alphabetically.

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