MURAL - Maynooth University Research Archive Library

    Protestants and Gaelic culture in 17th-century Ireland

    Empey, Mark (2013) Protestants and Gaelic culture in 17th-century Ireland. Search : A Church of Ireland Journal, 36 (3). pp. 199-206. ISSN 0332-0618

    Download (395kB) | Preview

    Share your research

    Twitter Facebook LinkedIn GooglePlus Email more...

    Add this article to your Mendeley library


    The complex political and religious developments in the seventeenth century continue to be a subject of considerable debate among historians of Ireland. Central to these discussions is the problem of how a Protestant administration with an English monarch as head of state governed a kingdom that was predominantly Catholic and apparently loyal only to the pope. In this scenario Ireland is seen as a country riven by sectarian hatred, where the Protestant "New English" community was continually at loggerheads with its ethnic and religious adversaries: the Old English and native Gaelic Irish. There is little indication that this trend is losing momentum. These acute confessional divisions, manifested in the violence of the 1641 rebellion, still hold centre stage in the study of the seventeenth century. Therefore, the indications are that the current orthodoxy seems set to prevail.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: History; Protestants; Gaelic culture; 17th-century; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > History
    Item ID: 5606
    Depositing User: Mark Empey
    Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 09:37
    Journal or Publication Title: Search : A Church of Ireland Journal
    Publisher: Association for Promoting Christian Knowledge
    Refereed: No
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

      Repository Staff Only(login required)

      View Item Item control page


      Downloads per month over past year

      Origin of downloads