Famine: a short history Cormac Ó Gráda (Princeton, $27.95) ISBN 9780691122373   Some time ago, before I went to Tanzania, I asked a class of adults who had returned to […]

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Bulmer Hobson and the nationalist movement in twentieth-century Ireland Marnie Hay (Manchester University Press, £55) ISBN 9780719079870   Marnie Hay begins her study of Bulmer Hobson (1883–1969) by claiming him […]

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The Fenian problem: insurgency and terrorism in a liberal state Brian Jenkins (Liverpool University Press, £65) ISBN 9781846311758   Some contemporary writers on terrorism argue that the British government’s response […]

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Sir Walter Ralegh in Ireland Sir John Pope Hennessy Classics of Irish History series, with introduction by Thomas Herron (University College Dublin Press, €24. Originally published by Kegan Paul, Trench […]

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The Gaelic Athletic Association 1884–2009 Mike Cronin, Paul Rouse and William Murphy (eds) (Irish Academic Press, E29.95) ISBN 9780716530282   This collection of fourteen articles spanning the history of Gaelic […]

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