Clodagh Tait - Research Profile
Death, Burial and Commemoration in Ireland, 1550-1650. Palgrave (Macmillan), Basingstoke, 2002.
Age of Atrocity: Violent Death in Early Modern Ireland. Edited Volume, with David Edwards and Padraig Lenihan. Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2007. Paperback edition, 2010.
Religion and Politics in Urban Ireland, c.1500-1750; Essays in Honour of Colm Lennon. Edited volume, with Salvador Ryan. Four Courts Press, Dublin, forthcoming 2015.
Articles and Essays
'Riots, rescues and "grene bowes": Catholics and protest in Ireland, 1570-1640' in T. O hAnnrachain and R. Armstrong (eds), Insular Christianity: alternative models of the church in Britain and Ireland, c.1570-1700. Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2013.
'Wandering graveyards, jumping churches and rogue corpses: tolerance and intolerance in Irish folklore' in J. Kelly and M.A. Lyons (eds), Death and dying in Ireland, Britain and Europe: Historical Perspectives, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 2013.
'The Old Countess, the Geraldine knight and the lady antiquarian: a conspiracy theory revisited' in History Ireland, 21 (3) (2013).
'Bearing and rearing children in the late seventeenth century: some sources' in E. Farrell and M. O'Dowd (eds), She Said She was in the Family Way: Pregnancy and Infancy in the Irish Past, Institute for Historical Research, London, 2012.
'Disorder and Commotion: Urban Riots and Popular Protest in Ireland, 1570-1640' in M. Cronin and W. Sheehan (eds), Riotous Assemblies: Popular Protest in Ireland, Mercier Press, Cork, 2011.
'Relics and the Past: The Material Culture of Martyrdom in Early Modern and Modern Ireland' in J. Lyttleton and C. Rynne (eds), Settlement and Material Culture in Early Modern Ireland, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2009.
'Broken heads and trampled hats: rioting in Limerick in 1599' in L. Irwin and G. O Tuathaigh (eds), Limerick: History and Society, Geography Publications, Dublin, 2009.
'Cavan in 1638: natives and newcomers' in B. Scott (ed.), Early Modern Breifne/Cavan, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2009.
'The Just Vengeance of God: Violent Deaths of Persecutors and Religious and Political Controversy in Early Modern Ireland' in D. Edwards, P. Lenihan and C. Tait (eds), Age of Atrocity: Violent Death in Early Modern Ireland, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2007.
'Early Modern Ireland: A History of Violence' in D. Edwards, P. Lenihan and C. Tait (eds), Age of Atrocity: Violent Death in Early Modern Ireland, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2007.
'Namesakes and Nicknames: Naming practices in Early Modern Ireland, 1540-1700' in Continuity and Change, 21 (2006).
'"As legacie upon my soule": The wills of the Irish Catholic community, c.1550-c.1660' in R. Armstrong and T. O hAnnrachain (eds), Communities in early modern Ireland, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2006.
'Art and the Cult of the Virgin Mary in Ireland, c.1500-1660' in C. O Clabaigh, S. Ryan and R. Moss (eds), Art and Devotion in Late Medieval Ireland, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2006.
'Using and Abusing the Dying and the Dead in Early Modern Ireland' in History Ireland, 13 (1) (2005).
'Spiritual Bonds, Social Bonds: Baptism and Godparenthood in Ireland, 1530-1690' in Cultural and Social History, 2 (2005).
'Persecution and Toleration in Early Modern Ireland' in V. Carey (ed.), Voices for Toleration in an Age of Persecution (Washington, 2004).
'Safely Delivered: Childbirth, Wet-Nursing, Gossip-Feasts and Churching in Ireland, 1530-1670' in Irish Economic and Social History, 30 (2003).
'Irish Images of Jesus, 1550-1650' in Church Monuments, 16 (2001).
'A Trust and Wellbeloved Servant: The Career and Disinterment of Edmund Sexton (d. 1554)' in Archivium Hibernicum, 56 (2002).
'Adored for Saints: Catholic Martyrs and the Counter-Reformation in Ireland, c.1560-1655' in Journal of Early Modern History, 5(2) (2001).
'Colonising Memory: Manipulations of Burial and Commemoration in the Career of Richard Boyle, First Earl of Cork (1566-1643) in Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 101 (2001).
'Good ladies and ill wives: Women on Boyle's estates' in D. Edwards and C. Rynne (eds), The World of Richard Boyle, forthcoming 2015.
'"Whereat his wife too great grief died": dying of sorrow and killing in anger in seventeenth-century Ireland' in M. Braddick and P. Withington (eds), Popular Culture and Political Agency in Early Modern England and Ireland: Essays in Honour of John Walter, forthcoming, Boydell and Brewer, 2016.
'Society, 1550-1691' in J. Ohlmeyer (ed.), The Cambridge History of Ireland, 2: Early Modern Ireland, forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2017.
'Catholic Martyrdom in Early Modern Ireland' in www.history-compass.com , 2004.
'The Early and the Bishop: Further Light on the Thomond and O'Dea Monuments in St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick' in North Munster Antiquarian Journal, (2002).
'Richard Boyle, First Earl of Cork, and his Tombs' in Irish Arts Review (Spring 2003).
'Oliver Plunkett'; 'Burial Customs and Popular Religion from 1500-1690' in J.S. Donnelly et al. (eds), Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture (Farmington Hills, 2004).