• Faith and Fury

The Evangelical Campaign in Dingle and West Kerry 1825-45.

Bryan MacMahon gives a comprehensive overview of the origins and progress of the Protestant evangelical campaign in West Kerry from 1825 to 1845.  These Church of Ireland missionaries were motivated by a desire to save Irish-speaking Catholics from what they saw as superstitious practices and enthralment to Rome. This study brings personalities to life and records the long-lost voices and values of those on both sides of the religious divide.  

The work of the evangelicals was widely hailed as a model of a successful missionary campaign; however, it evoked a furious response from Catholic priests. The war of words between clergymen of both persuasions was fomented by rival local newspapers, reaching a climax in a notorious libel case in March 1845.


 Author Bio

Bryan MacMahon is a historian whose previous books include The Great Famine in Tralee and North Kerry (2017) and Ascend or Die: Richard Crosbie, Pioneer of Balloon Flight (2010). He has published articles in a range of historical journals including History Ireland, Dublin Historical Record, and The Irish Sword. He is a retired teacher







Author Bryan MacMahon
Publisher Eastwood Books
Format Paperback
Subjects General Interest

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Faith and Fury

  • ISBN: 978-1-913934-12-5
  • Author(s): Bryan MacMahon
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  • €20.00

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