The creation of the Ulster Special Constabulary, 1920 By Seán Bernard Newman “As an official and authorised force, the USC gave Craig the means to defend the border, consolidate Ulster […]

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Athy Road, Carlow, Co. Carlow By Simonas Vilcauskis The history of Presbyterianism in Carlow can be traced back to 1655, when Roger Muckle was recorded as an ‘Independent minister under […]

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By Brian MacMahon “All available evidence suggests that he was a conscientious doctor and humanitarian who maintained high standards of care and hygiene.” Serbin, a hamlet in Lee County, Texas, […]

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Epidemic disease and social reaction By Laurence Geary “Fear, mass panic and hysteria were features of all serious outbreaks of fever, cholera and other communicable diseases in early modern and […]

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The Irish connection By Stephen McGarry “Charles Edward Stuart, grandson of the deposed King James II, believed that his time had come to restore the deposed Catholic dynasty to the […]

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