In this month's issue:
  • A piece of commercial art with a political message?
  • Margaret MacCurtain
  • Truth and history
  • Tracing BAME people in Ireland c. 1700–1922
  • Annie Burke’s Bloody Sunday glasses
  • The tánaiste and the crown prince problem
  • Life downstairs in Newbridge House
  • The curious case of the ‘Sinn Féin typhoid plot’
  • The Government of Ireland Act 1920
and many more....

On this Day

November 28


1920 General Tom Barry’s Cork No. 3 (West Cork) Brigade wiped out an eighteen-man Auxiliary patrol at Kilmichael, on the Macroom–Dunmanway road, Co. Cork. 1979 John Hume MEP was elected […]


Nov 28

Thur    7.30pm Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square S. From Tieghearmas to Goldfinger: compiling a medieval art history of Ireland, Rachel Moss. Thur    8pm Rathmines, Ranelagh & […]

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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