publication . Doctoral thesis . 2001

Deer forests, game shooting and landed estates in the South West of Ireland, 1840 - 1970

Ryan, John M. (Sean);
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2001
  • Publisher: University College Cork
  • Country: Ireland
This thesis is concentrated on the historical aspects of the elitist field sports of deer stalking and game shooting, as practiced by four Irish landed ascendancy families in the south west of Ireland. Four great estates were selected for study. Two of these were, by Irish standards, very large: the Kenmare estate of over 136,000 acres in the ownership of the Roman Catholic Earls of Kenmare, and the Herbert estate of over 44,000 acres in the ownership of the Protestant Herbert family. The other two were, in relative terms, small: the Grehan estate of c.7,500 acres in the ownership of the Roman Catholic Grehan family, and the Godfrey estate of c.5,000 acres, in t...
free text keywords: Wild Red Deer, Deer forests, Hunting, Victorianism, Land ownership, Irish Ascendancy, Game shooting, South West Ireland, Ireland -- Social life and customs.
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