In this month's issue:
  • ‘Execution of Roger Casement’ medal
  • The Colt Wood railway incident
  • Quaker records in Ireland
  • Life in Frongoch
  • The Battle of the Somme on RTÉ
  • 150th anniversary of the raid on Ridgeway
  • French bishops’ mission to Ireland, October 1916
  • ‘Old Skibbereen’: Fenian anthem or Famine lament?
  • The life and death of Detective Sergeant John Barton
and many more....

On this Day

October 26

1916 François Mitterand, leader of the French Socialist Party and president of France (1981–95), born in Jarnac, Charente, the son of devout Catholic parents. 1588 The Girona, a 700-ton Neapolitan […]


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From the Archives


Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was born in 1831 near Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, and in 1856 he formed the Phoenix National Literary Society in Skibbereen. This was a secret society whose aim […]

A 1590s image of Burt Castle, Co. Donegal. (NAI)

Tudor Fiants

Digitisation has transformed how we practise family history. There are over 120 million Irish historical records on-line. It is now possible to trace and document Irish families to a much […]

Hedge School

Forthcoming Hedge Schools

Editor Tommy Graham will be hosting a series of History Ireland Hedge Schools, lively round-table discussions with historians and well-known personalities.

Hedge School audios and videos

A collection of audio and video recordings of the 20+ more Hedge Schools we have put on around Ireland, featuring well-known historians in lively debate on popular and relevant topics

Book Reviews

book - woods of ireland


In these days of steel, concrete and plastic we have forgotten what a fundamental raw mat-erial timber once was. It was crucial to shipbuilding until the first iron-hulled vessels of […]


A NATION AND NOT A RABBLE: The Irish Revolution 1913–1923

Though subtitled ‘the Irish Revolution 1913–1923’, this work is as much concerned with how the revolution came to be remembered and contested in memory as it is with telling the […]

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