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MARCH / APRIL 2024

In this month's issue:
  • The life and times of Brendan O’Regan
  • Is there a problem with Irish archives?
  • Kildare Street Club, 1–3Kildare Street, Dublin
  • Dublin City charters
  • Face down: the disappearanceof Thomas Niedermayer
  • St Brigit—who was she?
  • Máirín Mitchell and the Spanish Civil War
  • Women and early Irish lawn tennis
and many more....


On this Day

April 17

1971 Tailors’ Hall, Back Lane, Dublin, reopened after restoration. The sole survivor of Dublin’s old guild halls, it was the meeting-place of the Catholic Committee’s ‘Back Lane Parliament’ in December […]


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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