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REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
Dictionary of Irish Biography now open-access
Terry Clavin
That Churchill bust … the Irish connection
Úna Ní Bhroiméil
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealey

BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Letters
Patrick Maume and revisionism
The Dead of the Irish Revolution
Correction
The Famine and ‘front-line workers’
Dr Arthur Barry and Dr Kieran O’Driscoll misidentified
Access denied
Martin Haverty (1809–87), historian, journalist, writer
B-men weapons

Platform
‘Deoldifying’ Ireland
Emily Mark-Fitzgerald

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
Áras na hOidhreachta, Church Lane, Kilkenny
Colm Murray

KINDRED LINES:
Wills and testamentary records
Fiona Fitzsimons

ARTEFACTS:
Dan Breen’s ‘wanted’ poster
Cian Flaherty

100 YEARS AGO:
Seán Mac Eoin escape attempts
Joseph E. A. Connell Jr

Reviews

SEEN ON TV:
Elizabeth R
Hiram Morgan

MUSEUM EYE:
Casino Model Railway Museum
Tony Canavan

Bookworm
By Joe Culley

The Big Book
McLoughlin and O’Connor, In Spanish trenches: the minds and deeds of the Irish who fought for the republic in the Spanish Civil War
By Maurice J. Casey

Book Reviews
Kelly (ed.), The MacEgan legal treatise
By Catherine Swift
Gibbons, Partition: how and why Ireland was divided
By Cormac Moore
Gale and Walser, DeLorean time machine: Doc Brown’s owners’ workshop manual
By James Bartlett
Brady and O’Connell (eds), Dublin by design: architecture and the city
By Joseph Brady

Features

RELIGION:
The Carthusians in Ireland
Yvonne McDermott

RELICS:
The Templars and the mysterious Holy Rood of Ballinrobe
Michael Brabazon

SOURCES:
Ireland and the ‘£20 million swindle’
Sylvie Kleinman

LITERATURE:
The ‘poor scholar’ in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century writing
Ian Campbell Ross and Anne Markey

THEATRE:
Pantomime
Laura Marriott

WAR OF INDEPENDENCE I:
The burning of the Custom House, 25 May 1921
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

WAR OF INDEPENDENCE II:
Arguments for the parliament of Southern Ireland, 1921
M.C. Rast

BEYOND 2022:
‘The great untilled field’—the Public Record Office of Ireland, 1867–1922
Peter Crooks and Ciarán Wallace

80 YEARS AGO:
When neutral Ireland’s emergency services went to war
Pat Poland



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