A protracted war of independence and a bitter civil war left the new Irish Free State with economic and social problems of enormous proportions – the economy and infrastructure were […]

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Punch and the Great Famiine by Peter Gray (Click on the title for a full pdf download off the article)

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The widespread use of Punch cartoons in books and teaching materials on nineteenth century history is hardly surprising: these often striking images are a convenient visual aid for understanding a […]

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HM: Could you tell us about your background?   ATQS: My father was a Belfastman. He had emigrated to Australia but in the middle of the first world war, he […]

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Adistillery was first established in Kilbeggan in 1757 when there was a proliferation of small distillers setting up in the midlands. They were attracted by the quality and availability of […]

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