In this month's issue:
  • A Belfast blitz memorial?
  • What anniversaries tell us
  • WO 35: army in Ireland, administrative and Easter Rising
  • Thomas Clarke’s signature, No. 16 Moore Street
  • The ‘Castle Document’
  • 1916 tours of Dublin
  • McGee, Arthur Griffith
  • The Reformation in Ireland
  • The Irish in the Anglo-Caribbean: servants or slaves?
and many more....

On this Day

May 1

1171 Dermot MacMurrough, king of Leinster, who provoked the Norman invasion, died in Ferns, Co. Wexford. 1170 A Norman force of 40 knights, 60 other horsemen and 500 archers, led […]


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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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