The Harvard Archaeological Mission to Ireland, 1932–6.   By Mairéad Carew The driving force behind the Harvard Archaeological Mission to Ireland was eugenics, now considered a pseudo-science and a variant […]

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Field hockey has been played by women in Ireland for a little more than a century and a quarter. The Irish Ladies’ Hockey Union, instituted in 1894, was the first […]

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Ireland and the history of blasphemy. By David Nash For much of the twentieth century, western governments believed either that blasphemy laws were long-dead fragments of a bygone age or […]

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How women’s magazines handled sex and the Irish ‘guilt complex’ in the 1960s.   By Ciara Meehan Dr Martin Kennedy posed this question in his column for Woman’s Choice magazine […]

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Women’s opposition to the 1937 Constitution. By Joyce Padbury The women’s campaign against the 1937 Constitution was a short and, in the end, unsuccessful intervention in a major political debate, […]

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