'Ascendency's ... last big jamboree': Big house society in Northern Ireland 1921-69

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Thie examines the continuing role that the landed class enjoyed in Northern Ireland in contrast to the experience of their fellow landlords in the rest of Ireland following Partition. It argues that the senses of tradition and continuity which the unionist population in particular attributed to the old landed elite gave them an important role in bolstering the newly created state of Northern Ireland. In turn this allowed them to continue acting as a social elite long after the economic and political foundations of their ascendancy had been removed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Irish Country House, its past, present and future
Subtitle of host publicationits past, present and future
EditorsTerence Dooley, Christopher Ridgeway
Place of PublicationDublin
PublisherFour Courts Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781846822346
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


  • elites
  • Ireland
  • land
  • Northern Ireland
  • society

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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