In this month's issue:
  • Armagh conference to reflect on Northern voices of the Irish revolution
  • A brief history of Clery's Stephanie Rains
  • Irish rebel, American patriot: William James MacNeven
  • Babylonian clay tablets
  • Collon Church, Co. Louth
  • Poor Law Union archives
  • Planning of the Rising
  • Irish Whiskey Museum
  • Casting a cold eye on 1916 (and 1966)
and many more....

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From the Archives

Students hoist the Union Jack—and the Red Flag of the USSR—over the front entrance to Trinity College on VE Day, 8 May 1945. (Irish Independent)

Trinity v. UCD

Since the middle of the nineteenth century there have been two universities in Dublin—Trinity College and the Catholic (later, from 1908, National) University—and so it is not surprising that a […]

Norman Wilkinson’s painting of Allied troops crossing the salt lake at Suvla Bay. On 7 August 1915, troops of the 10th (Irish) Division crossed it—under intense Turkish fire in the heat of the day and without adequate supplies of water—on the way to their successful seizure of Chocolate Hill. (Imperial War Museum

The Irish at Gallipoli

So closely do Australians identify with Gallipoli that they often think they were the only ones there, apart from their Anzac partners from New Zealand—and the Turks, of course. Yet […]

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


Young Ireland and the writing of Irish history

Reviewed by Sylvie Kleinman Sylvie Kleinman has taught Irish history and historiography at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1925 an academic, critical of the excessive moralising and lack of perspective in […]



  Reviewed by John M. Regan Borrowing Tom Bartlett’s coinage, David Fitzpatrick defines ‘descendancy’ as the ‘states of mind engendered by a shared awareness of the declining power and influence […]

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