Sir, —Sinéad ní Shuinéar’s article ‘Apocrypha to canon: inventing Irish Traveller history’ (HI 12.4, Winter 2004) held a particular resonance for me. I am currently researching Irish Travellers and the […]

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Do penance or perish: Magdalen asylums in Ireland Frances Finnegan (Oxford University Press, £12.50) ISBN 0195174607Over the past number of years, prompted primarily by a number of television documentaries and […]

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Strange kin: Ireland and the American South Kieran Quinlan (Louisiana State University Press, $49.95) ISBN 0807129836 The burden of history shared by pure Irish immigrants within the American South and […]

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Refiguring Ireland: essays in honour of L.M. Cullen David Dickson and Cormac Ó Gráda (eds) (Lilliput Press, €60) ISBN 1901866 84X It is said that you can judge a man […]

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Docwra’s Derry: a narration of events in north-west Ulster 1600–1604 William Kelly (ed.), edited in 1849 by John O’Donovan (Ulster Historical Foundation, £6.99) ISBN 1903688221 On 9 October 2003 this […]

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