• Ciara Gallagher
  • Ciara Boylan
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood book series (PSHC)


Focusing on the period before and after the foundation of the Irish Free State in 1922, this volume explores how children were constructed by various actors in Ireland including the state, youth organisations, churches, charities, individual authors and publishers, and asks what possibilities were projected onto Irish youth during a period of instability and change. The history of childhood in Ireland is a new and rapidly emerging area of research; a number of recent publications, conferences and events testify to this burgeoning interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ciara Gallagher
    • 1
  • Ciara Boylan
    • 2
  1. 1.MaynoothIreland
  2. 2.GalwayIreland

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