Irish rural interiors in art Claudia Kinmonth (Yale University Press, e58.80) ISBN 9780300107326 Traditionally, most mainline historians have made little use of visual sources when analysing Ireland’s past. This began […]

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Leopold H. Kerney, Irish Minister to Spain 1935–1946 Éamon Kerney (ed.) (www.leopoldhkerney.com) In this era of new technology, not all works of historical research end up in printed form. One […]

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The history of cricket in County Kilkenny—the forgotten game Michael O’Dwyer (O’Dwyer Books, ‘Garvaghey’, College Gardens, Kilkenny, e35 + e7 p&p) Michael O’Dwyer’s book is correctly subtitled ‘the forgotten game’. […]

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Civilizing Ireland. Ordnance Survey 1824–42: ethnography, cartography, translation Stiofán Ó Cadhla (Irish Academic Press, hb e47.50, pb e20) ISBN 9780716533726, 9780716528814 This book seeks to examine cultural and ethnographic aspects […]

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Spies, informers and the ‘Anti-Sinn Féin Society’: the intelligence war in Cork City, 1920–1921 John Borgonovo (Irish Academic Press, e30) ISBN 0716528339 ‘Intelligence’ is perhaps the trickiest aspect of the […]

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