In The Current Issue-MAYJUNE2022

REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
A most proper verdict—an exhibition exploring attitudes to crime and punishment in nineteenth-century mid- and east Antrim
Rachel Newell
The Polish refugee logician—Professor Jan Łukasiewicz in Ireland, 1946–56
Jacek J. Jadacki and Eoin Kinsella
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealey

BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Donal Fallon

Letters
Truth Recovery Process
Irish female famine orphans in colonial Australia
US army graves
Maynooth acknowledgement
Bloody Sunday, 30 January 1972, ignored?
Lady Aberdeen’s poplin curtains
Tom Barry and the Provisional IRA
De Valera and the plenipotentiaries

Platform
A people’s progress—how independent Ireland delivered on the promise of her people’s well-being
Mark Henry

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
The Maudlins Pyramids, Naas, Co. Kildare
Damian Murphy

KINDRED LINES:
The Irish in the 1921 census of England and Wales
Fiona Fitzsimons

ARTEFACTS:
Flag of South Africa from the 1932 Tailteann Games
Siobhán Doyle

LOCAL ARCHIVES:
St Joseph’s Hospital, Limerick
Jacqui Hayes

100 YEARS AGO:
The Civil War begins
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

Reviews

SEEN ON TV:
One hundred years of Ulysses
Sylvie Kleinman

SEEN ON FILM:
Belfast
Fergus Whelan

MUSEUM EYE:
‘—Love, says Bloom’, Museum of Literature Ireland
Donal Fallon

Bookworm
By Joe Culley

The Big Book
McGreevy, Great hatred: the assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP
By John M. Regan

Book Reviews
Frame, Plantagenet Ireland
By Simon Egan
Morrison, Kilmichael: the life and afterlife of an ambush
By Gerry White
Comerford, On dangerous ground: a memoir of the Irish revolution
By Angus Mitchell
Boran, Challenge to power: Nixie Boran (1904–1971), freedom and the Castlecomer coal miners
By John Cunningham

Features

THEATRE:
Aladdin and the blind Irish playwright John O’Keeffe (1747–1833)
Lynda A. O’Keeffe

REPUTATIONS:
‘A notable personage and a freeman of the city’—the funeral of Richard ‘Boss’ Croker in May 1922
Martin O’Donoghue

FRANCHISE:
Through the eyes of British feminism—the Treaty, equal franchise and civil war
Margaret Ward

ADMINISTRATION:
The Land Registry and the ghost of ‘Southern Ireland’
Tim Bowmer

MILITARY:
The battle of the Belleek/Pettigo triangle, May/June 1922
Seán Bernard Newman

BEYOND 2022:
The Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland: a century of recovery from the 1922 Four Courts blaze—and beyond
Peter Crooks, Zoë Reid and Ciarán Wallace

EMERGENCY:
From Ballycroy to Buchenwald—the double life of Patrick Sweeney
Isadore Ryan

BACKGROUND TO 2022 INVASION:
Ukraine—a brief history
Hiram Morgan



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