In The Current Issue

REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
International Women’s Day at PRONI
Sarah Hunter
Medieval Mile Museum
Evelyn Graham
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealy
BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Letters
Direct provision
Edmund Dwyer Gray senior
Arthur Griffith
Hedge schools
1916 and the battle of the airwaves
Gordon Lewis, Pathé newsreel cameraman
‘Paddy on the make’?
Loyalist backlash?

Platform
Back to Biafra
Kevin O’Sullivan

KINDRED LINES:
Genealogy and DNA
Fiona Fitzsimons

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
Ballindrait Mill
Jon Sass

ARTEFACTS:
William Hickie and the 16th (Irish) Division
Lar Joye

Events

100 YEARS AGO:
Foundation of the New Ireland Assurance Company
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

Reviews

WHAT’S ON STAGE:
Shackleton
Tony Canavan

SEEN ON TV:
Flights of angels
Tom Lodge

MUSEUM EYE:
Parks: our shared heritage
Tony Canavan

Bookworm

The Big Book
Williams, Ireland’s immortals: a history of the gods of Irish myth
By Angela Bourke

Book Reviews
Metscher, Republicanism and socialism in Ireland: from Wolfe Tone to James Connolly
By Emmet O’Connor
Bury, Buried lives: the Protestants of southern Ireland
By Niall Meehan
Williamson, Anglo-Irish relations in the early Troubles, 1969–1972
By Richard English
O’Donoghue and Harford, Secondary school education in Ireland: history, memories and life stories
By Brian Fleming

Features

MANUSCRIPTS:
The making of the Book of Fenagh
Brendan Scott

DEMOGRAPHY:
How many people were there in pre-census Ireland?
David Parker

BICENTENARY:
The ingenious Mr Edgeworth (1744–1817)
Tony Lyons

LITERATURE:
‘Altman the Saltman’, Leopold Bloom and James Joyce
Vincent Altman O’Connor

REPUTATIONS:
Ernest Blythe—Orangeman and Fenian
David Fitzpatrick

CENTENARY:
The US Navy at Queenstown
Daire Brunicardi

WAR OF INDEPENDENCE:
‘Spies and informers beware!’
Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc

ANTI-COMMUNISM:
McCarthyism, Catholicism and Ireland
Gerard Madden



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