By Clare O’Halloran In 1777, a performance of John O’Keeffe’s comedy ‘The Shamrock, or St Patrick’s Day’ at the Crow Street Theatre in Dublin concluded with a ‘festive choral procession […]

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What did the ‘Normans’ ever do for us? We can debate the pluses and minuses, but one thing that’s hard to ignore, even today, is our landscape dotted with their […]

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By Fiona Fitzsimons The family names of the military leaders who led the invasion of Ireland in 1169–76—the various ‘Fitzs’, Butler, de Barry, de Bermingham, de Burgh, de Clare, de […]

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Since history is written by the victors, it is not surprising that our most detailed narratives of the invasion of Ireland that began in 1169 are partisan contemporary accounts by […]

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Did she elope? Was she abducted? A scarlet woman responsible for Ireland’s woes or a tragic victim who personified her country? The so-called ‘Rape of Dervorgilla’ has played a prominent […]

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