On 26 July 1914 the Asgard, the yacht of Erskine Childers, then a famous writer, sailed into Howth with 900 Mauser rifles, which were quickly unloaded and distributed to waiting […]

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Colmán of Cloyne: a study Paul MacCotter (Four Courts Press, €30) ISBN 1 851 827935   Colmán mac Léinín, credited with the foundation of the sixth-century monastery of Cluain Uama, […]

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Recent discoveries of Scandinavian settlement remains at Woodstown, Co. Waterford, have produced great excitement, and not a little hyperbole. Settlements such as this are described as longphuirt or longphorts in […]

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Sir, —Desmond Fennell (HI 13.5, Sept./Oct. 2005) avoids the Dark Agesentirely when the Church so ruthlessly imposed its dedication tosuperstition and ignorance that the Celtic Church in Ireland,sufficiently remote to […]

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In their preface to this handsome volume the joint editors acknowledge that while it has been their aim to give some account of the chief battles of Ireland’s history their […]

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