1. The religious orders in Ireland on the eve of suppression; 2. The evolution of the suppression policy; 3. The suppression and parliamentary opposition; 4. The first suppression campaign; 5. Transition and anticipation; 6. The beginning of the end; 7. The campaign for total suppression, 1539-40; 8. The campaign in the isolated crown territories; 9. The campaign in the sovereign territories; 10. The process of secularisation; 11. Survival and the counter-reformation; 12. Aftermath.
Father Bradshaw examines the dissolution of the religious orders in Ireland as an episode of Irish ecclesiastical and political history, and of the English Reformation.