In The Current Issue

REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
The lasting legacy of the last viceroy
Seán Beattie
Waterways Ireland’s archive goes digital
Nuala Reilly
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealey

BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Letters
Patrick Maume and revisionism
Civil War dismissed and downplayed

Platform
Kindness, cruelty and the Nine Years’ War
Éamonn Toland

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
Barlow House, West Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Aisling Durkan

ARTEFACTS:
Armoured trucks in the Irish War of Independence
Lar Joye

KINDRED LINES:
Travel permits 1940–1952
Fiona Fitzsimons

LOCAL ARCHIVES:
A mid-eighteenth-century mystery rent-book
Patria McWalter

100 YEARS AGO:
Plenipotentiaries appointed
Joseph E. A. Connell Jr

Reviews

MUSEUM EYE:
Armagh County Museum
Tony Canavan

Bookworm
By Joe Culley

The Big Books
Bennett, Gillespie and Spurlock (eds), Cromwell and Ireland: new perspectives
By Micheál Ó Siochrú

Book Reviews
Maher (ed.), The Irish to the rescue: the tercentenary of the Polish Princess Clementina’s escape
By Tony Canavan
Leerssen (ed.), Parnell and his times
By Margaret O’Callaghan
Wheatley and Krobb (trans. & ed.), Ireland [1913] by Richard Arnold Bermann
By Róisín Healy
Deane, Small world: Ireland, 1798–2018
By Vona Groarke

Features

NAVAL:
Spanish Armada wrecks on the Irish coast
John Miles

FOLKLORE:
Swift Nix (Nicks)—an English highwayman and his Irish career
Amy L. Harris

MANUSCRIPTS:
The commissioning of Gordon O’Neill
Colum Kenny

AGRICULTURE:
Snapshot of a parish before the Famine
John Keating

MYTHOLOGY:
‘The first white man to visit America’—St Brendan in the nineteenth century
William Ward

CRIME:
The Canadian trial of the century—the story of ‘cracked Shortis’
Cian Manning

PANDEMIC:
Revisiting the demography of the 1918 influenza pandemic in Ireland
Chris Colvin and Eoin McLaughlin

EARLY LIFE:
Desmond Greaves’s formative years at the Birkenhead Institute, 1925–31
Michael Quinn

75TH ANNIVERSARY:
A brief history of the Irish Naval Service
Daire Brunicardi

PHILATELY:
The Northern Ireland ‘stamp war’, 1971–2
Matin Modarressi



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