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JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2021

In this month's issue:
  • Empire, inequality and Irish complicity in slavery
  • Thomas Ashe Memorial Hall, Tralee, Co. Kerry
  • Arthur Klanke’s (Irish-made) Luftwaffe uniform
  • Bloody Sunday 1920
  • Cork Public Museum—a virtual tour
  • Eleanor, Countess of Desmond (1545–1638)
  • Maps of Ireland in caricature
and many more....


On this Day

February 26

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1914 The Britannic, the third and largest ocean liner of the White Star Line and sister ship to RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, was launched in Belfast. She was sunk […]


March 01

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1971 In an interview with the BBC, Taoiseach Jack Lynch stated that the constitutional claim by the Republic to jurisdiction over the six counties of Northern Ireland was fundamental and […]


March 06

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1939 Thomas Casement (76), Boer War and First World War veteran and brother of Sir Roger Casement, was found drowned at Baggot Street bridge, Dublin. 1988 Three members of an […]


March 07

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2009 Two British soldiers were shot dead by the Real IRA outside Massereene Barracks in Antrim town. 1967 Minister of Home Affairs William Craig banned commemorations in Northern Ireland to […]


March 17

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1981 The ‘Friends of Ireland’ organisation, to support initiatives for peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, was launched by leading members of the US Congress.


Events

March 03

Tues 8pm Kilmacanogue History Society, Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs. The second wave of Irish feminism, Catriona Crowe. Adm. €3.


March 08

Fri 1.05pm National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street. International Women’s Day lecture: What did the women do anyway?, Liz Gillis. Fri 8pm Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South […]


March 10

Tues 7pm Tallaght Historical Society, County Library, The Square. Hanging around Kilmainham: 1796–1910, Micheál O’Doiblin.


March 13

Fri 8pm Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South Circular Road. Egypt saved: the first battle of El Alamein, July 1942, Christopher Dorman-O’Gowan.


March 15

Wed     5.30pm Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green N. Charles Haughey and us, Peter Murtagh. Adm. €15. Wed     7pm Little Museum of Dublin, 15 […]


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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