In The Current Issue

REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
Irish research finds lost news world in Medici Archives
Eoin Hahessy
Shining a light on early town governance in New Ross
Gráinne Doran and Linda Doran
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealey
BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Platform
Take it down from the mast, Irish ‘patriots’ …
Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc

KINDRED LINES:
Churching
Fiona Fitzsimons

ARTEFACTS:
Gladstone gone to pot
John Stocks Powell

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
Lisnavagh House, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow
Turtle Bunbury

Events

100 YEARS AGO:
Local elections bring proportional representation to Ireland
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

Reviews

SEEN ON TV:
Spotlight on the Troubles: a secret history
Brian Hanley

MUSEUM EYE:
Down County Museum, Downpatrick
Tony Canavan

Bookworm
By Joe Culley

The Big Book
O’Duffy, Crusade in Spain; Fanning, The Salamanca diaries: Father
McCabe and the Spanish Civil War
By John Dorney

Book Reviews
Cahill, Forgotten revolution: the Limerick Soviet 1919
By D.R. O’Connor Lysaght
Lynch, The partition of Ireland 1918–1925
By Martin Mansergh
Sheehan, Navigating the Zeitgeist: a story of the Cold War, the New Left,
Irish republicanism, and international communism
By Anthony Coughlan

Features

ILLEGITIMACY:
Bastardy—the stain of illegitimacy in medieval Ireland
Cormac T. Hickey

TRAVEL:
Wordsworth in Ireland
Brandon C. Yen

MILITARY:
William Howard Russell at the First Battle of Bull Run, 1861
Royston Spears

PRESS:
Richard Kyle Fox and his National Police Gazette
Liam Barry-Hayes

REPUTATIONS:
Frank Hugh O’Donnell: a virulent anti-Semite
Colum Kenny

POLITICS:
British political theatre in Ireland: Winston Churchill and Belfast, 1912
M.C. Rast

INTERNATIONAL:
The Irish Revolution and the Basque nationalist movement, 1916–23
Kyle McCreanor

ANTHROPOLOGY:
De Valera, censorship and Family and community in Ireland
Anne Byrne and Eoin O’Sullivan

DIPLOMACY:
Ireland, 1949–73—a closet member of the Commonwealth?
Ben Wynne

REVISION:
Post-Bloody Sunday community politics in Derry’s Bogside
Dan Haverty



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