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Ardglass and Dunsford, Co. Down – Biographies

by Kevin Crangle


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This book sheds light on the interesting inhabitants who contributed to the history in that part of Lecale, where Ardglass was once a key medieval trading port in the province and Dunsford had agricultural significance.

The comprehensive set of 609 detailed and typically illustrated biographies significantly ranges from ancient times to recent years, the first instance of the people and history for both these neighbouring parish communities to be recorded in one place. The book reveals much new content in the form of little-recognised yet fascinating life stories of landlords/gentry, clerics, war personnel, sea captains, pioneers, academics, businesspeople, also the talented in arts and sport.

In addition to their association with either parish community, many of those listed in the book were known provincially, in other parts of the British Isles or further afield. The fully-scripted and inspiring biographies not only describe the subjects’ achievements, but identify their notable relatives and contain background contemporary information.

This is also the first time so much biographical detail has been researched and collated for a defined area of Lecale; along with informative appendices it is both an absorbing read as well as a useful go-to resource.

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    170mm x 20mm x 240mm
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