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REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
The Dalys of New Caledonia
Helen Litton
GAA honours First World War veterans
William Murphy
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealey
BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Letters
Review of the Cambridge History of Ireland, Vol. III
Abergele train disaster
Another factor in German mass surrenders in 1918
Motor car v. pony and trap

Platform
Was the War of Independence necessary?
Padraig Yeates

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
City Assembly House
Irish Georgian Society

KINDRED LINES:
Bedding ceremonies
Fiona Fitzsimons

ARTEFACTS:
First World War trophies
Lar Joye

Events

100 YEARS AGO:
The First Dáil is seated
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr.

Reviews

WHAT’S ON FILM:
Peterloo
Eoin Dillon

MUSEUM EYE:
From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918–1919
Tony Canavan

RADIO EAR:
P.S. Gilmore: Ireland’s first superstar
Donal Fallon

Bookworm
Joe Culley

The Big Book
Bartlett (ed.), Cambridge History of Ireland, Vol. IV: 1880 to the present
By Brian Hanley

Book Reviews
Holton, Valentine Lawless, Lord Cloncurry, 1773–1853: from United Irishman to Liberal politician
By Sylvie Kleinman
Murphy, The great cover-up: the truth about the death of Michael Collins
By Nigel Jones
Hanley, The impact of the Troubles on the Republic of Ireland, 1968–79: boiling volcano?
By Martin Mansergh

Features

BICENTENARY:
The Colleen Bawn and tourism in Killarney
Robert Whelan

EXPLORATION:
Edward Bransfield—the Corkman who discovered Antarctica
Michael Smith

IMPERIALISM:
John Nicholson—the Irishman who became a god
Stuart Flinders

SPORT:
John McAlery and the origins of association football
Martin Moore

SONG:
A hundred years in The Foggy Dew
Eugene Dunphy

WHAT’S NEW IN MSS:
Michael MacWhite’s memoirs of the Sinn Féin delegation in France, 1919–21
John Gibney

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Snapshots of a Free State
David Toms

CONSTITUTION:
Article 44 reconsidered
Niall Meehan

REPUTATIONS:
Brian O’Higgins and the Wolfe Tone Annual, 1932–62
Patrick Maume



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