The Irish Jewish Museum and Heritage Centre 3–4 Walworth Road, South Circular Road, Dublin 8 Oct.–April, Sunday, 10.30am–2.30pm May–Sept., Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11am–3.30pm by Tony Canavan   The Jewish minority […]

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COOKE, Adolphus (1792–1876), was born in Cookesborough near Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, the illegitimate son of Robert Cooke, landowner, and an unnamed servant. Adolphus’s mother was sent away, and he was […]

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The Friar’s Bush cemetery on Stranmillis Road, Belfast, may only be two acres in size, but its history is far grislier than you might expect—plague, body-snatching, famine and murder are […]

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Rumours of history’s demise as a subject of popular interest and debate have been, not for the first time, greatly exaggerated—to judge at least from the immediate success of the […]

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Following his death in May 2003 James Plunkett’s obituaries emphasised his humble beginnings, his consistent trade unionism and, of course, his talent, but did not remark that his Strumpet City […]

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