By John Hayes During the centennial commemorations of the First World War, the illustration entitled ‘The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue-du-Bois’ by the war artist Fortunino Matania […]

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By Fiona Fitzsimons   Evidence in family history consists of any source—a document, photo or artefact—with a name (or names), date, place-name or story attached to it. Even the dullest administrative […]

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The late nineteenth-century Orange revival in King’s County (Offaly). By Quincey Dougan In what was named King’s County by Queen Mary during a phase of plantation in 1556, there were […]

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On the 150th anniversary of the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland in 1869. By Kenneth Milne ‘The Church of Ireland’, the name by which the Irish province of the […]

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Robert Lythe’s maps of Ireland 450 years ago.   By Arnold Horner When Robert Lythe arrived at Carrickfergus in late September 1567 he almost certainly did not appreciate that he […]

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