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MAY / JUNE 2021

In this month's issue:
  • That Churchill bust … the Irish connection
  • ‘Deoldifying’ Ireland
  • Wills and testamentary records
  • The Carthusians in Ireland
  • Ireland and the ‘£20 million swindle’
  • The burning of the Custom House, 25 May 1921
  • Pantomime
and many more....


On this Day

May 15

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1971 Sir Tyrone Guthrie (71), theatre producer, died at his home, Annaghmakerrig House, Newbliss, Co. Monaghan, now a retreat for artists and writers. 2007 Bertie Ahern became the first taoiseach […]


May 18

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1939 The first aircraft landed on the new airfield at Rineanna, Co. Clare, later known as Shannon Airport. 1960 Sir Robert McCarrison, County Armagh-born medical scientist and world authority on […]


Events

May 18

Thur 8pm Bray Cualann Historical Society, Royal Hotel. Edward Lee, a model employer—remembering Lees of Bray, Michael Lees. Adm. €5.


From the Archives

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was born in 1831 near Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, and in 1856 he formed the Phoenix National Literary Society in Skibbereen. This was a secret society whose aim […]


Tudor Fiants

Digitisation has transformed how we practise family history. There are over 120 million Irish historical records on-line. It is now possible to trace and document Irish families to a much […]


Hedge School

Forthcoming Hedge Schools

Editor Tommy Graham will be hosting a series of History Ireland Hedge Schools, lively round-table discussions with historians and well-known personalities.

Hedge School audios and videos

A collection of audio and video recordings of the 20+ more Hedge Schools we have put on around Ireland, featuring well-known historians in lively debate on popular and relevant topics


Book Reviews

THE WOODS OF IRELAND: A HISTORY, 700–1800

In these days of steel, concrete and plastic we have forgotten what a fundamental raw mat-erial timber once was. It was crucial to shipbuilding until the first iron-hulled vessels of […]


A NATION AND NOT A RABBLE: The Irish Revolution 1913–1923

Though subtitled ‘the Irish Revolution 1913–1923’, this work is as much concerned with how the revolution came to be remembered and contested in memory as it is with telling the […]





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