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REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
The story of Clones lace
Dianne McPhelim
Plan S
Jacqueline Hill
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealey
BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Letters
Cruise family in Ireland
Seán Mac Mathúna (1876–1949)
Rome v. Republic
Sir Paul Strzelecki
Was the War of Independence necessary?

Platform
‘War comics without the humour’ v. ‘Sistine Chapel-lite’?
Bill Rolston

KINDRED LINES:
Inventing invention
Fiona Fitzsimons

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
Rathfarnham Castle, Co. Dublin
Muirne Lyons

ARTEFACTS:
The Irish Army and the Emergency
Lar Joye

Events

100 YEARS AGO:
First War of Independence raid on British soldiers (and first reprisal), Fermoy, September 1919
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

Reviews

SEEN ON TV:
I Dolours
Brian Hanley

MUSEUM EYE:
Monaghan County Museum
Tony Canavan

Bookworm
By Joe Culley

The Big Book
Whelan, Ireland’s revolutionary diplomat: a biography of Leopold Kerney
By Manus O’Riordan

Book Reviews
Covington, Carey and McGowan-Doyle (eds), Early modern Ireland: new sources, methods, and perspectives
By Simon Egan
Lysaght, Welsh Óg—a Clare storyteller: three stories
By Thomas O’Loughlin
Toby, Taking Shergar: thoroughbred racing’s most famous cold case
By Dean Jobb
O’Rourke, A short history of Brexit
By Eoin Dillon

Features

ECONOMY:
Mapping and measuring the impact of the Bruce invasion
Chris Chevallier

SOURCES:
A newly discovered poem from County Offaly in the 1641 Rebellion
Jane Maxwell

REVISION:
Catholic ‘Hessians’?
Nicholas Dunne-Lynch

IRISH ABROAD:
The 1863 Boston draft riot
Joe Regan

FILM:
John Stahl’s Parnell (1937)
Tony Tracy

VEXILLOLOGY:
The role of flags and emblems in Irish commemorations
Stan Zamyatin

ART:
Albert Power’s bust of Terence MacSwiney (1879–1920)
Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch

CULTURE:
The Radical Club: a 1920s forum for ‘progressive cultural activity’
Brian Trench

FOREIGN POLICY:
Irish neutrality in the Second World War
John Gibney and Michael Kennedy



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