The rundale system in Ireland
: A study of its geographical distribution and social relations

  • Desmond McCourt

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


This thesis is an attempt to amplify the theme of a previous dissertation on the 'rundale' system. The scope of enquiry has been extended by more intensive field-work, while finds of estate maps and documentary evidence have helped to present a more comprehensive study of the history of rural settlement before the first Ordnance Survey. Much still remains to be done if such important evidence is to be salvaged in the face of thoughtless vandalism.

The folio of maps that accompanies this thesis is missing.
Date of AwardJul 1950
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Queen's University Belfast
SupervisorEmyr, Estyn Evans (Supervisor)

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