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HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealy
Major Willie Redmond commemorated
Ireland’s US Navy ‘war brides’

Damian Shiels
BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Letters
The Know-Nothings
Controversial banners
Emmet O’Connor’s review of Republicanism and socialism in Ireland
Forgotten chronologies
Clarification

Platform
Secret archives and incinerated truths
Angus Mitchell

ARTEFACTS:
The Dublin Castle ‘Brown Bess’ musket
Lar Joye

KINDRED LINES:
Deaf records
Fiona Fitzsimons

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
Iveagh Play Centre, Dublin 8
Niamh Marnham

Events

100 YEARS AGO:
Éamon de Valera wins East Clare by-election
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

Reviews

SEEN ON TV:
An Misean sa tSín
Peter Kelly

RADIO EAR:
The History Show: a year on from the Rising
John Gibney

MUSEUM EYE:
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland library
Tony Canavan

Bookworm
Joe Culley

The Big Book
Mac Cormaic, The Supreme Court: the judges, the decisions, the rifts and the rivalries that have shaped Ireland
By Vincent Browne

Book Reviews
Crooks and Duffy, The Geraldines and medieval Ireland: the making of a myth
By Eamon Darcy
Morley The popular mind in eighteenth-century Ireland
By Jim Smyth
Jones, Rebel Prods: the forgotten story of Protestant radical nationalists and the 1916 Rising
By Sinéad McCoole
Armitage, Civil wars: a history in ideas
By Eoin Dillon

Features

BICENTENARY:
The first balloon crossing of the Irish Sea in July 1817
Mark Davies

POETRY:
Olivia Elder: ‘Poor, poetess and ancient maid’
Andrew Carpenter

MYTH-BUSTING:
The curse of Cromwell: revisiting the Irish slavery debate (1744–1817)
John Donoghue

150TH ANNIVERSARY:
Patrick Doran and the Rising of 1867
Fergus Whelan

REPUTATIONS:
George Russell—a literary witness to Irish history
Daniel Mulhall

CENTENARY:
The biggest explosion of the Great War?
Seán Boyne
Mickeen Cullens—Ireland’s forgotten hero of Messines
Thomas Dillon

MEDIA:
‘Hypothetical bombing of a small town’—Guernica, 1937
William Burton

INTERNATIONAL:
Wacław Tadeusz Dobrzyński—the man who got Douglas Hyde in trouble
Ian Cantwell and Nikola Sękowska-Moroney



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