In The Current Issue-sept-oct

REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
Kay McNulty, pioneering computer programmer
Brian Smyth
Parallel Histories—an innovation in history teaching
Michael Davies
ON THIS DAY
John Gibney

BITE-SIZED HISTORY
By Donal Fallon

LETTERS
Croagh Patrick oratory chalice and ciborium hallmarks
Cherryville junction crash 1928: A coinage for Ireland
Kanturk courthouse
Catholicism and French regicide
The Palatines of Wexford
W.P. Ryan

PLATFORM:
Dirty war and its practitioners
By Brian Hanley

KINDRED LINES:
The Civil Survey (1654–6)
By Fiona Fitzsimons

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
Cliff Cottage, Cullenstown, Co. Wexford
By Damian Murphy

ARTEFACTS:
The Blue Hussars
By Lar Joye

IFI FILM EYE:
Back to school
By Saskia Vermeulen

LOCAL ARCHIVES:
Edward Fitzgerald’s world tour aboard HMS New Zealand, 1913
By Brian McGee

100 YEARS AGO:
The Irish Free State joins the League of Nations
By Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

Reviews

SEEN ON TV:
Reds! na hÉireann
By Sylvie Kleinman

MUSEUM EYE:
Film as Art: Brian Desmond Hurst, Ulster Museum
By Donal Fallon

Bookworm:
By Joe Culley

The Big Book:
Gibbons, James Joyce and the Irish revolution: the Easter Rising as modern event
Reviewed by Angus Mitchell

Book Reviews:
O’Kane and O’Neill (eds), Ireland, slavery and the Caribbean: interdisciplinary perspectives
By Sylvie Kleinman
Goodbody, The Lead Mines: Ballycorus and Glendalough in the nineteenth century
By Tommy Graham
Ó Faoleán, A broad church: the Provisional IRA in the Republic of Ireland, Volume 2: 1980–1989
By Niall Meehan
Coen, O’Donnell and O’Rourke (eds), A Dublin Magdalene laundry: Donnybrook and Church–State power in Ireland
By Sheila Ahern

Features

MANUSCRIPTS:
Irish lords and English rulers
By Elizabeth Biggs

WITCHCRAFT:
A ‘villainous meeting’—the Society of Jesus and a witches’ sabbat in seventeenth-century Ireland
By Cameron C. Engelbrecht

POETRY & POLITICS:
The omission of Collins from Yeats’s poetic pantheon
By Fionnbharr Rodgers

SCHOOLS’ ESSAY COMPETITION:
The Coolfadda ambush, 2 December 1920
By Conor Carley

CARTOGRAPHY:
Mapping the Troubles
By Arnold Horner

REPUTATIONS:
Éamon de Valera’s motherand-baby home
By Colum Kenny

INTERNATIONAL:
Ireland at the League of Nations, 1923–46
By Michael Kennedy

IRISH ABROAD:
Agnes Flanagan from Birr—a lonely résistante
By Isadore Ryan



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