C.S. Andrews said of his youth in turn-of-the-century Dublin that as far as inner-city Catholics were concerned ‘there was no such thing as a poor Protestant’. However, the scale of […]

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The approach to Grosse Ile is dominated by the fifteen-metre tall Celtic cross which bears this inscription (in Irish). It stands on a rocky promontory, the highest point on the […]

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Historians of sixteenth-century Ireland have often grappled with the question of when the English Tudor monarchs decided to reconquer the country. Although it is clear that Ireland was almost totally […]

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Sir,—Proinsias Ó Conluain’s article ‘Orange déjà vu?’ (HI 4.4, Winter1996) sadly attributed the ‘déjà vu’ solely to the Orange Order. Infact the ‘déjà vu’ really relates to the whole series […]

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