The Jacobean Plantations in Seventeenth – Century Offaly
A number of native Irish lordships in west and south Offaly, namely Éile Uí Chearbhaill, Delbhna Eathra,
Fir Cheall and Muintir Thadhgáin, were fundamentally transformed by the plantation schemes there in 1619 – 20.
This book highlights the importance of regionality in the archaeological study of early modern Ireland, detailing the impact of
colonization on local communities as well as the changes wrought by the great cultural movements of the time, namely the Reformation,
the Counter-Reformation and the Renaissance.