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Books, Journals & Sites Of Interest


Allen, D.H. (1973) A History of Newmarket County Cork. Cork: Cork Historical Guides.


Archaeological Survey Database of the National Monuments Service for Ireland (2010) accessed 24/11/10.


Archaeological Survey Database of the National Monuments Service for Ireland (2012) accessed 05/07/12.


Archdeacon, M. (1923) Shawn na Soggarth, The Priest Hunter. An Irish Tale of the Penal Times. Dublin: James Duffy.


Ballingeary Historical Society (2011a) available at  accessed 26/04/11.


Ballintubber Abbey (2006) Tóchar Phádraig. A Pilgrim’s Progress. Mayo: Ballintubber Abbey Publication.


Bartley, K. G. (2012) Penal Places, Artefacts and People in the Archdiocese of Dublin. Dublin: Veritas. 


Bergin, J., Magennis, E., Ní Mhunghaile, L. and Walsh, P. (eds) (2011) New Perspectives on the Penal Laws. Dublin: Eighteenth Century Ireland Special Issue no.1.


Bolster, E. (1989) A History of the Diocese of Cork. From the Penal Era to the Famine. Cork: Tower Books.


Bowman, M.J. (1934) Place names and Antiquities of the Barony of Duhallow. Masters Thesis edited by MacCarthy, J.J. (2000) and printed by British Library Cataloguing in Publications Data, UK.


Breen, C. (2007) An Archaeology of Southwest Ireland, 1570 – 1670. Dublin: Four Courts Press.


Burke, W.P. (1914) The Irish Priests in The Penal Times, 1660-1760. From the state papers in H.M. Records Offices, Dublin and London, the Bodleian Library, and the British Museum. Waterford: Harvey and Co.


Burns, R.E. (1959) ‘The Irish Penal Code and Some of Its Historians’, The Review of Politics, 21 (1), pp. 276-299.


Carey, F.P. (1957) ‘The Mass-Rocks of Ireland’, Vexilla Regis Maynooth Laymen’s Annual 1957, pp. 99 – 116.


Catholic Encyclopaedia (2012) Liturgical Use of Water. Available at accessed 24/07/2012.


Catholic Encyclopaedia (2012a) History of the Christian Altar. Available at accessed 24/07/2012.


Catholic Historical Society of Ireland (1913) ‘Report on the State of Popery in Ireland, 1731: Dioceses of Cashel and Emly’, Archivium Hibernicum, 2, pp. 108-156.


Clare County Library (2011) internet source available at accessed 06/07/10.


Cork and Ross (2011) Diocesan website  accessed 2/4/11.


Corish, P.J. (1970) ‘The Diocese of Ferns in the Penal Days’, The Past: The Organ of the Uí Cinsealaigh Historical Society, 8, pp. 5 – 17.


Cullen, L. (1986) ‘Catholics under the Penal Laws’, Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 1, pp. 23 – 36.


Daly, E. (2004) Heir Island. Inis Uí Drisceoil. Its History and People. Cork: Heron’s Way Press.


Donnelly, C.J. (2004) ‘Masshouses and Meetinghouses: The Archaeology of the Penal Laws in Early Modern Ireland’, International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 8 (2), pp. 119 – 132.


Downey, L. and O’Sullivan, M. (2014) Mass Rocks and Related Sites, Archaeology Ireland, 28 (1), pp. 26-29.


Elliott, M. (2000) Catholics of Ulster: a history. London: Penguin Books.


Elliott, M. (2009) When God Took Sides. Religion and Identity in Ireland. Unfinished History. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Fagan, P. (1993) An Irish Bishop in Penal Times. The Chequered Career of Sylvester Lloyd OFM, 1680-1747. Dublin: Four Courts Press.


Fletcher, A.J. and Gillespie, R. (eds) (2001) Irish Preaching 700 – 1700. Dublin: Four Courts Press.


Gillespie, R. (2006) Seventeenth Century Ireland. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.


Holland, W. (1949) History of West Cork and the Diocese of Ross. Cork: Southern Star Ltd.


Holohan, J. (2000) A Father Russell Millennium Memorial. The Mass Rock and Saints of Kilcommon. Limerick: Jim Holohan.


Kearney, M. (2002) Mass Rock in the Townland of Coornahahilly. Available at


Killeagh-Inch Historical Group (2011) Killeagh Parish through the ages. Cork: Litho Press.


Kilmichael Historical Society (2010) Kilmichael Through the Ages. Cork: Kilmichael Historical Society.


Kinawley Parish (2000) Drumbinnis Mass Rock. Available at accessed 6/05/10.


Lankford, É. (1999) Cape Clear Island: Its People and Landscape. Dublin: Colour Books Ltd.


Lecky, W.E.H. (1891) A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century. London: University of Chicago Press. Re-published 1972.


Lockington, W.J. (1914) The Soul of Ireland. New York: The Macmillan Company. Reproduced by Bibliolife, Shelf2Life, Regis University.

Mac Murchaidh, C. (2011) ‘‘My repeated troubles’: Dr James Gallagher (bishop of Raphoe 1725 -37) and the impact of the Penal Laws’. In Bergin, J., Magennis, E., Ní Mhunghaile, L. and Walsh, P. (eds) New Perspectives on the Penal Laws. Dublin: Eighteenth Century Ireland Special Issue no. 1, pp. 149-170.


MacCotter, P. (2013) A History of the Medieval Diocese of Cloyne. Dublin: The Columba Press.


McBride, I. (2009) Eighteenth Century Ireland. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.


McCarthy, D. (1989) ‘Mass-Rocks and Altar Sites of County Cork, 1640 – 1800’, Journal of the Ballincollig Community School Local History Society, 6, pp. 25-37.


McCarthy, D. (1991), ‘Mass Rocks and Altar Sites in Duhallow’, Seanchas Duthalla, pp. 83-97.


McCarthy, K. (2006) In the Steps of St Finbarre. Voices and memories of the Lee Valley. Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing.


McDonald, T. (1997) Achill Island. Offaly: I.A.S. Publications


McAteer, P. (1941) Mass Stations of Duneane and Randalstown Parishes from Penal Times.

McGuinness, M. (1932) ‘The Mass Rock’, The Irish Monthly, 60 (706), pp. 242 – 245.


McKavanagh, P.J. (1973) ‘Penal mass sites in the Glens’, The Glynns, 1, pp. 7-9.


McKavanagh, P. (1974) ‘Other penal mass sites in North Antrim’, The Glynns, 2, pp. 15-18.


Miller, T. (2009) Archaeological Remains on Shehy Beg, West Cork. Available at accessed 15/08/12.


Murphy, C.C. (2013) The Priest Hunters. Dublin: The O’Brien Press.


Murphy, D. (2008) Tuath na Dromann. A History of Cill na Matra. Dublin: Original Writing Ltd.


Murphy, I. (1991) The Diocese of Killaloe in the Eighteenth Century. Dublin: Four Courts Press.


Nolan, W. and McGrath, T.G. (eds) (1997) Tipperary: History and Society. Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County, 2nd printing. Dublin: Geography Publications.


Nugent, T. (2013) Were You at the Rock? The History of Mass Rocks in Ireland. Dublin: The Liffey Press Ltd.


O’Brien, G. (ed) (1989) Catholic Ireland in the Eighteenth Century. Collected essays of Maureen Wall. Geography Publications, Dublin.


O’Donovan, D. (undated) Ballincollig, a local history: recollections from the Pike Corner. Cork: Carraig Print Limited.


O’Flanagan, P. and Buttimer, C.G. (eds) (1993) Cork History and Society. Interdisciplinary Essays in the History of an Irish County. Dublin: Geography Publications.


Ó Gallachair, P. (1957) ‘Clogher’s Altars of the Penal Days. A Survey’, Clogher Record, 2 (1), pp. 97 – 130.


Ó Gallachair, P. (1960/1) ‘Altars of the Penal Days’, Clogher Record, 4 (1/2), pp. 113 - 114.


Ó Gallachair, P. (1976) ‘Altars of the Penal Days’, Clogher Record, 9 (1), pp. 108 - 109.


O’Leary, D. (1975) Kilmeen and Castleventry Parish County Cork. Personal publication sponsored by Jerry Beechinor, print and graphics Thomond Green, Lismore Lawn, Waterford.


O’Sullivan, A. and Sheehan, J. (1996) The Inveragh Peninsula: An Archaeological Survey of South Kerry. Cork: Cork University Press.


Power, D., Byrne, E., Egan, U., Lane, S. and Sleeman, M. (eds) (1992) Archaeological Inventory of County Cork. Volume 1: West Cork. Dublin: Stationery Office.


Power, T.P. and Whelan, K. (eds) (1990) Endurance and Emergence. Catholics in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.


Roche, C. (ed) (1988) The Ford of the Apples. A history of Ballyhooly. Fermoy: Eigse Books.


Ross, D. (2009) A Guide to the Sheep’s Head Way Eastern Routes Incorporating Drimoleague Heritage Walkways (2009) Drimoleague Heritage Walkways Committee


Ryan, J. (1957) The Fold. Cork: Diocese Cork and Ross.


S.M. (1916) ‘Maum-an-Afrinn’, Kerry Archaeological Magazine, 4 (17), pp. 66-70.


Schools' Manuscript Collection, Folklore Archives, University College Dublin.


Scoíl Barra Naofa (1998) Our Heritage. Monkstown. Cork: Tower Books.


Scoíl Mhuíre New Ross (2011) Killesk Mass Rock available at accessed 02/04/11.


Smyth, W.J. (2006) Map-making, Landscape and Memory. A Geography of Colonial and Early Modern Ireland c. 1530 – 1750. Cork: Cork University Press.


Smyth, W. and Whelan, K. (eds) (1988) Common Ground. Essays on the Historical Geography of Ireland. Cork: Cork University Press.


United Ireland (1884) A Christmas Mass in the Penal Days – The Alarm! Supplement Gratis Christmas Number 20th December 1884. Available at National Library of Ireland on microfilm

accessed 22/03/13


University College Dublin (UCD) (2012) Schools Folklore Scheme 1937 – 1938. Available at accessed 15/07/12.


Walshe, C.D. (1994) Bishops, Priests and Religious of Cloyne Parish. Cork. No publisher listed.


Webster, C.A. (1936) The Diocese of Ross. Its Bishops, Clergy and Parishes. Cork: Guys and Co Ltd.


Whelan, K. (1983) ‘The Catholic Parish, The Catholic Chapel and Village Development in Ireland’, Irish Geography, 16 (1), pp. 1-15.


White, J.G. (1905) Historical Notes on Buttevant. Cork: Cork Historical and Archaeological Society.



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