In The Current Issue

REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
British soldier ‘disappeared’ by IRA found
Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc
The Monaghan Spitfire exhibition
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealey
BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Letters
Independence Day
Duchy of Lorraine
Black ’47
Bandon Valley killings
The anti-conscription general strike
When did the War of Independence start?
Judging the Catholic Church
Church Archives

Platform
Hands off Dublin’s twentieth-century architectural heritage!
Ruth McManus

ARTEFACTS:
The Bantry Boat
Lar Joye

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
Ballysakeery glebe house, Co. Mayo
David Hicks

KINDRED LINES:
Medical drawings, RCSI
Fiona Fitzsimons

Events

100 YEARS AGO:
‘Gaelic Sunday’, 4 August 1918
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr.

Reviews

SEEN ON-LINE:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
John Gibney

MUSEUM EYE:
‘National Treasures—a people’s archive’
Tony Canavan

Bookworm
By Joe Culley

The Big Book
King, Michael Davitt, after the Land League 1882–1906
By Conor McNamara

Book Reviews
Farrell, The ‘mere’ Irish and the colonisation of Ulster, 1570–1641
By James O’Neill
Mac Suibhne, The end of outrage: post-Famine adjustment in rural Ireland
By Emily Mark-FitzGerald
Wills, Lovers and strangers
By Mary Kenny
Holohan, Reframing Irish youth in the sixties
By Tom Inglis

Features

CHURCH HISTORY:
The curse of St Laurence O’Toole
Jesse Harrington

TERCENTENARY:
Nano Nagle—an unconventional woman
Gillian O’Brien and Jessie Castle

ENGINEERING:
Captain Bligh and Bull Island
Rob Goodbody and Richard Nairn

SOURCES:
Viscount Hugh Gough—an ‘illustrious Irishman’ and controversial British military commander
Fionnuala Walsh

RACISM:
James D. Phelan and the ‘Yellow Peril’ race controversy
Mark Phelan

PHILOSOPHY:
Wittgenstein’s Irish cottage
John Hayes

ECONOMICS:
‘A higher tribunal than the House of Lords’
Eoin McLaughlin and Paul Sharp

SEXUALITY:
Women’s magazines and the Irish ‘guilt complex’ in the 1960s
Ciara Meehan

MUSIC:
A short history of the uilleann pipes
Terry Moylan



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