Ray Gillespie’s Seventeenth century Ireland: making Ireland modern (Gill and Macmillan, 348pp,  ?18.99/£14.99, ISBN 0717139468) is the penultimate of the six-part New Gill History of Ireland series (only Ian McBride’s […]

Read More →

Soldiers and chiefs, the Irish at war National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks, Dublin Tues.–Sat. 10am–5pm, Sun. 2pm–5pm (closed Mon.) by Tony Canavan This is an ambitious exhibition that undertakes […]

Read More →

Aiken: gunman and statesman RTÉ 1, Tuesday 12 December, 10.15pm Hidden Histories Directed by Steve Carson by Eamon O’Flaherty RTÉ’s Hidden Histories series is currently concentrating on a ‘founding fathers’ […]

Read More →

Project Kells—Tara: Ireland’s royal board game Tailten Games E30 murray@tailtengames.com by David Anderson The initial impression given by this game is very good. The box’s graphics and layout are well […]

Read More →

GREATRAKES, Valentine (1628–83), healer, was born on 14 February 1628 in Affane, Co. Waterford, the son of William Greatrakes, farmer, and his wife Mary, third daughter of Sir Edward Harris, […]

Read More →


Copyright © 2020 History Publications Ltd, Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Ireland | Tel. +353-1-293 3568