In this month's issue:
  • Arthur Griffith’s broken column
  • Lunatic asylum records
  • Creating History: stories of Ireland in art
  • The siege of Jadotville
  • George Noble Plunkett wins Roscommon by-election
  • Was Victor Herbert Irish?
  • The Ireland of Edward Cahill (1868–1941): a liberal or a Christian state?
and many more....

On this Day

February 26

1914 The Britannic, the third and largest ocean liner of the White Star Line and sister ship to RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, was launched in Belfast. She was sunk […]

March 01

1976 Secretary of State Merlyn Rees announced the ending of special- category status for political prisoners in Northern Ireland.

March 06

1918 John Redmond (62), leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party since 1900, died.

March 07

1936 German troops occupied the Rhineland in defiance of the Treaty of Versailles, which designated it a ‘demilitarised zone’.

March 17

1981 The ‘Friends of Ireland’ organisation, to support initiatives for peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, was launched by leading members of the US Congress.


March 03

03 Thur 1pm National Museum, Kildare Street. Beating the retreat? The final hours of the Rising in Moore Street, Franc Myles. 03 Thur 7pm DLR 1916 Rising Committee, dlr Lexicon, […]

March 08

08 Tues 8.15pm Skerries Historical Society, Keane’s Bus Bar, Skerries. Skerries women of Cumann na mBan, Marie Bashford Synnott.

March 10

10 Thur 7pm DLR 1916 Rising Committee, dlr Lexicon, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire. Michael Mallin, Brian Hughes.

March 13

13 Sun 3pm National Museum, Collins Barracks. ‘The strange thing that I am’: a look at the life of P.H. Pearse, Brian Crowley.

March 15

15 Tues 7.30pm National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Haig Terrace, Dún Laoghaire. Asgard: on the road to the Rising and beyond, Pat Murphy.

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 […]

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


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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