Ariadne’s thread: writing women into Irish history Margaret MacCurtain (Arlen House, €25) ISBN 9781903631423 Like the Venerable Bede, the seventh-century Jarrow monk and ‘father of English history’, Margaret MacCurtain (a.k.a. […]

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Remembering the Year of the French: Irish folk history and social memory Guy Beiner (University of Wisconsin Press, $49.95) ISBN 9780299218201 The Irish Folklore Commission, 1935–1970 Micheál Briody (Helsinki: Studia […]

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After a break occasioned by our detour to Latin America in the last issue, Bookworm is back. It seems to be an iron rule of publishing that any book relating […]

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Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre Oldbridge, Co. Meath +353 (0)41 9849873, battleoftheboyne@opw.ie, www.battleoftheboyne.ie Daily 10am–5pm by Tony Canavan Given the massive amount of publicity surrounding the opening of this […]

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Prisoner of the Crown Richard Stockton Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street, New York, May–July 2008 by Mark Coalter The life and legacy of Roger Casement are shrouded in […]

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