Date of Award




Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



Chief Instructor

Samuel Van Valkenburg


Ireland, partition of Ireland, Great Britain, United Kingdom


This dissertation has been written from notes compiled primarily from personal observations in Ireland, interviews with citizens and government officials of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and from the best material available from government sources or libraries at home and abroad.

There is no attempt to investigate and deal with all the problems of the partition of Ireland, but to study certain political and geographical phases of the boundary separating the Republic and Northern Ireland, some of its effects and present political trends in the light of recent events. The first two chapters provide physical and historical background for subsequent chapters dealing with the boundary and Ireland since partition.

Included in

Geography Commons


To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.