The first celebrated victory of the ‘Gentlemen of Ireland’ over the English at cricket was in a match played on Monday and Tuesday 26–27 May 1862 at Lord’s, the headquarters […]

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Sometime in the mid-1820s tenants on the Mahon estate at Ahascragh in north County Galway wrote to their landlord, begging him not to evict them: ‘Pray pity your poor people […]

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Landed estate papers allow us to examine the lives of ordinary rural people in times of economic turmoil, and rentals, in particular, enable us to analyse the struggles of those […]

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The minute books of municipal corporations, while not quite reflecting the views of the humbler citizen, capture the affairs that trouble those with their hands on the levers of power […]

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The Tholsel building was a community resource and the use of rooms illustrates the political and social climate. While such events as scientific and literary lectures by the YMCA and […]

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