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Statistical Survey of County Donegal, 1802

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD - SEARCHABLE
Year: 2005
ISBN: 1846300312
Publisher: Archive CD Books Ireland

The Irish Statistical Survey was carried out under the direction of the Royal Dublin Society. Each county was surveyed with the aim of determining the ‘actual state, capabilities and defects of agriculture, manufactures and rural economy’. In practice the surveys contained a vast quantity of local information on almost every aspect of the county surveyed. Because these studies were carried out under central direction the quality of the information provided is good, and given their early date, they remain an invaluable source for the study of each county. They record many details about conditions in pre-Famine Ireland, including social and economic conditions, the growth of population and poverty, education, religion, history, the Irish language and local customs.

The Donegal survey was carried out by James McParlan, a medical doctor, published in 1802. It covers all of the main topics as well as an extensive treatment of the reasons for the poor condition of many of the rural population, which he firmly blames on the excessive production of whiskey! This book is exceptionally important for Donegal, where information is sparse for the early nineteenth century.

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Statistical Survey of County Donegal, 1802

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