In this month's issue:
  • Captain Swayne and the Battle of Prosperous, 24 May 1798
  • An ‘Independence Day’ for Ireland?
  • Travellers and family history
  • The ‘German plot’
  • The Irish in Peaky Blinders
  • Early medieval Ireland 431–1169
  • Duke Leopold’s Irish subjects and Jacobitism in Lorraine, 1698–1727
  • The 1972–3 Dublin bombings
and many more....

On this Day

May 25


1315 The Bruce invasion of Ireland began when Edward, younger brother of Robert Bruce, king of Scotland, landed in Larne, Co. Antrim, with 6,000 battle-hardened troops. 1914 The Home Rule bill was […]


May 25

Thur 7.15pm Leixlip History Club, Leixlip Library. The Battle of Ashbourne—reflections on 1916, Seán Ashe. Thur 7.30pm Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S. Monasterboice’s crosses and […]

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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