Thady McMahon, Eugene O’Curry and singing beggars in mid-nineteenth-century Dublin. By Ciarán McCabe In November 1852 a 60-year-old blind beggar named Thady McMahon was arrested and detained in Dublin city […]

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Loose Horse Productions RTÉ 1, 14 December 2018 By John Gibney On 14 December 1918 a UK-wide general election took place in Britain and Ireland, and on 14 December 2018 […]

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Walter Devereux, first earl of Essex, and the failure of plantation in Elizabethan Ulster, c. 1573–6. By David Heffernan Walter Devereux, first earl of Essex, was a paradoxical figure. When […]

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On the challenges of writing (yet another) biography of ‘the Chief’. By David McCullagh In 2010, shortly after the publication of my biography of John A. Costello, I was asked […]

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By Siobhán Ryan In 1813 the Sligo Grand Jury appointed three commissioners to supervise the provision of a new county gaol. A site comprising almost seven acres in Abbeyquarter North, […]

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