Gerard Moran and Nollaig Ó Muraíle (eds), Mayo history and society (Geography Publications, €60 hb, 920pp, ISBN 9780906602683). Jonathon Cherry and Brendan Scott (eds), Cavan history and society (Geography Publications, […]

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Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was born in 1831 near Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, and in 1856 he formed the Phoenix National Literary Society in Skibbereen. This was a secret society whose aim […]

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Digitisation has transformed how we practise family history. There are over 120 million Irish historical records on-line. It is now possible to trace and document Irish families to a much […]

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Since the middle of the nineteenth century there have been two universities in Dublin—Trinity College and the Catholic (later, from 1908, National) University—and so it is not surprising that a […]

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Writing in the 1960s, F.S.L. Lyons compared the unionist reaction to the establishment of the Irish Free State to the dog in the night in the Sherlock Holmes story, its […]

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