The private notebook of Bram Stoker has been discovered in an attic on the Isle of Wight, offering clues to the origins of his most famous work, Dracula. The notebook […]

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On Friday 11 November HI editor Tommy Graham officially launched a network of four local history websites developed by communities in the west of Ireland. The websites are the result […]

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The contents of www.ainm.ie are based on the nine-volume series Beathaisnéis by Diarmuid Breathnach and Máire Ní Mhurchú (1986–2007). It is a valuable research tool comprising almost 1,700 biographies dating […]

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Cork was the first of Ireland’s cities to adopt the Public Libraries Act in the mid-nineteenth century. The city’s main library was housed in a variety of locations between 1892 […]

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Initial disbelief turned to anger as details of the massacre in Derry reached southern homes by teatime on Sunday 30 January 1972. Along with descriptions of what had happened, news […]

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