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From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealey
A birthday party for Jonathan Swift
Burton at the National Gallery

Marie Bourke
BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Letters
Apology to Liam Hogan
William Petty misquoted
James Connolly not Griffith’s best man
Cork Fatality Register

Platform
British state collusion with paramilitaries in Ireland
Michael Finucane

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
‘Metal Man Tower’, Westtown, Co. Waterford
Brendan Wright

KINDRED LINES:
Huguenot records
Fiona Fitzsimons

ARTEFACTS:
The AK-47: the people’s gun
Lar Joye

Events

100 YEARS AGO:
The Irish Convention in Trinity College
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

Reviews

WHAT’S ON STAGE:
Hentown
John Gibney

MUSEUM EYE:
Donaghmore Workhouse and Agricultural Museum
Tony Canavan

Bookworm
By Joe Culley

The Big Book
Crowley, Ó Drisceoil, Murphy and Borgonovo (eds), Atlas of the Irish revolution
By Matthew Stout

Book Reviews
Barnard, Brought to book: print in Ireland, 1680–1784
By Eamon Darcy
Connell, Michael Collins: Dublin 1916–22
By Lorcan Collins
Mitchell, Struggle or starve: working-class unity in Belfast’s 1932 Outdoor Relief riots
By Geoffrey Bell
Galavan, Dublin’s bourgeois homes: building the Victorian suburbs, 1850–1901
By Ellen Rowley

Features

CHIEFS’ PRIZE 2017:
‘A very sufficient scholar’: Isaac Lally
Ruairí Ó hAodha

BOOK HISTORY:
What did Irish people read in the eighteenth century?
Toby Barnard

CATHOLIC CHURCH & REVOLUTION:
A ‘Catholic wind’ on Bantry Bay?
Gordon Kennedy

SOURCES:
Letters from the front, 1915–16
Tadhg Moloney

SECOND GLANCE:
TFord Madox Brown’s Work (1865)
Royston Spears

CENTENARY:
Ireland and the Bolshevik Revolution
Jérôme aan de Wiel

INTERNATIONAL:
Dr Patrick McCartan’s mission to Moscow, 1921
Michael Quinn

IDENTITY:
Róisín Ni Mhéara: Holocaust denial, treason and Irish identity
Mark M. Hull



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