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The Irish Parading Tradition

Following the Drum

  • T. G. Fraser

Part of the Ethnic and Intercommunity Conflict Series book series (EAI)

About this book


The book examines the evolution and current significance of the parading tradition in Ireland. Since 1995, confrontations over parades have existed side by side with the Northern Ireland peace process. The most bitter of these have occurred over the Drumcree church parade at Portadown and the Relief of Derry parades. Using a range of historical and anthropological perspectives, the book traces the parading tradition from the seventeenth century to the present.


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Editors and affiliations

  • T. G. Fraser
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UlsterNorthern Ireland

About the editors

THOMAS G. FRASER is a Professor of History and formerly Head of the School of History, Philosophy and Politics at the University of Ulster. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including Ireland in Conflict, 1922-1998.

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