BY AODHÁN CREALEY   SEPTEMBER 16/1937 Ten male seasonal potato-gatherers, aged 13–23 years, from Achill Island perished in a fire in Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow. The group had only arrived in […]

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By Joe Culley @TheRealCulls   During the Six Nations rugby championship we are regularly—even tediously—asked to contemplate battle with our ‘Celtic cousins’, yet a recent genetic study of Britain revealed […]

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By Michele O’Dea The rocky outcrop that dominates the Cashel skyline has been both a royal fortress and an episcopal seat, distinguished today by the ecclesiastical structures that date from […]

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By Felix M. Larkin The life and achievements of Nano Nagle (1718–84), outlined by Gillian O’Brien and Jessie Castle in the last issue (HI 26.4, July/August 2018), are memorialised as […]

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August 2018 marked the 73rd anniversary of the ushering in of the nuclear age, with the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima (on the 6th) and […]

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