By land and sea it reached south towards Waterford, Youghal, Cork and Limerick wiping out whole communities in its path. Maria Kelly goes in search of the 'Great Pestilence', whose consequences are often obscured by the intricate and tumultuous history of the time, and traces how the Irish reacted to this invisible killer.
Contents:AcknowledgementsAbbreviations1. The Black Death2. The Coming of the Black Death to Ireland3. Plague: The Human Response4. The Black Death and the Countryside5. The Black Death in the Towns6. The Church and the Black Death7. The Effects on the Government of IrelandAftermathAppendixNotesBibliographySelect BibliographyList of IllustrationsIndex
The first full-length study of the Black Death in Ireland - Ireland's Own
fascinating... a fine example of how history can be made interesting for the layman as well as the scholar - Richard Roche, The Irish Times