For far too long our definitions of ‘history’ were limited to the political, military and diplomatic, and it is wonderful to see historians now embracing sporting and cultural history with […]

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July   5 1812 Frederick Edward Maning, adventurer and naturalised Maori, born in Johnville, Co. Dublin.   6 1939 Mary Peters, Olympic gold medal-winner in the pentathlon (Munich, 1972), born […]

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Across 1 Spanish galleon that ran aground off Lacada Point, Co. Antrim, in 1588 (6). 5 Fanny ———, Russian political revolutionary and an attempted assassin of Vladimir Lenin (6). 10 […]

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The empty seats in the RDS at the opening of the recent (50th) Eucharist Congress, and the c. 50,000 hardy souls who attended the closing ceremony at Croke Park, stood […]

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Sir—In articles published in History Ireland and History, I recently drew attention to the late Peter Hart’s presentation of an unambiguous sectarian explanation for the so-called ‘Bandon Valley massacre’ of […]

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