In this month's issue:
  • The ‘Castle Document’
  • 1916 exhibitions
  • Roger Casement and the history question
  • The Somme—the big picture
  • Prison photographs
  • The Irish in the Anglo-Caribbean: servants or slaves?
  • Our Lady of Victories, Noeux-les-Mines
  • Irish nationalism a liability to the Irish language?
  • Churchill and Ireland
and many more....

On this Day

August 26

1940 Three women were killed when a German bomb struck a creamery at Campile, Co. Wexford.

September 02

1666 The Great Fire of London, which destroyed 400 acres of the city but cost just nine lives, began in a bakehouse in Pudding Lane.

September 13

1916 Roald Dahl, novelist, poet and short-story writer, renowned for his darkly comic children’s books, born in Wales to Norwegian parents.

October 09

1966 David Cameron, Conservative MP for Witney since 2001 and prime minister of the United Kingdom (2010–16), born in Marylebone, London, the son of a stockbroker.


There are no events on this day.

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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