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In this month's issue:
  • Reconciliation and the past
  • Palatine camp
  • The Records Show
  • Napoleon
  • Robert Boyle’s irish-character printing type
  • Sublime equations—Oliver Byrne’s Elements of Euclid
  • Dublin Culture in the Palace
  • O’Duffy’s ‘Green Division’— fact or fiction?
and many more....


On this Day

February 21

1972 President Richard Nixon arrived in China on a week-long visit, the first US president to set foot on Chinese soil. 1922  Enlistment began into the police service of the […]


From the Archives

Michael Collins military dictator

By John M. Regan This article first appeared in: THE SPLIT-Treaty to Civil War 1921–23 published by Wordwell as a supplement to History Ireland in 2021 priced €12. Copies are […]


The Truce and preliminary negotiations between de Valera and Lloyd George

By Joseph E.A. Connell Jr As British hopes for a military victory in the War of Independence faded, they began to wonder whether Ireland was worth the price in lives […]


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

ORANGEISM: a historical profile

KEVIN HADDICK-FLYNN Matador €30 ISBN 9781838592004 Reviewed by Geoffrey Bell Geoffrey Bell’s The Protestants of Ulster was first published in 1976. Once, in the early 1960s when I was about […]


‘AND SO BEGAN THE IRISH NATION’: NATIONALITY, NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND NATIONALISM IN PRE-MODERN IRELAND

BRENDAN BRADSHAW Ashgate £75 ISBN 9781472442567 Reviewed by Hiram Morgan This book is a collection of essays by Brendan Bradshaw, the well-known historian of Tudor Ireland and opponent of historical […]





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