MAY / JUNE 2020

In this month's issue:
  • The Dillon regimental colour
  • Registers of successful vaccinations
  • P.J. Carroll factory, Dundalk
  • Herstory: Ireland’s EPIC women
  • ‘Topnobbers’—James Joyce and Louis Werner
  • The Irish Brigade at the Battle of Fontenoy
  • Hurling in Thurles and district before the GAA
  • ‘The shadow of the gunman’ in 1932 and 2020
and many more....

On this Day

May 31


1916 The two-day Battle of Jutland, the first and only meeting between the German High Seas Fleet and the British Grand Fleet, began. 1962 Adolf Eichmann was executed in Ramleh […]


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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


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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