In The Current Issue

REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
Keeping Celtic Studies alive in Germany
Laura Patz
Offaly Archives
Lisa Shortall
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealey

BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Letters
Aristocracy/landed gentry/ascendancy
Captain O’Shea—the Limerick connection
Tone not related to Wolfe
Appeal for information on Nenagh military history
Partition
Bethany Home latest—ten years and one Commission of Investigation report later

Platform
Understanding our own ignorance
Patrick Maume

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
Scots’ Church, Athy Road, Carlow
Simonas Vilcauskis

KINDRED LINES:
Directories as a source for family history
Fiona Fitzsimons

ARTEFACTS:
1916–21 military service medals
Lar Joye

100 YEARS AGO:
The Crossbarry ambush
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr.

Reviews

SEEN ON TV:
The Hunger: the story of the Irish famine
Donal Fallon

MUSEUM EYE:
Waterford Treasures: a virtual tour
Tony Canavan

Bookworm
By Joe Culley

The Big Book
O’Halpin and Ó Corráin, The dead of the Irish revolution
By Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc

Book Reviews
Bruce, Ireland’s hope: the ‘peculiar theories’ of James Fintan Lalor
By Emmet O’Connor
O’Sullivan Greene, Crowdfunding the revolution: the First Dáil Loan and the battle for Irish independence
By Paschal Donoghue TD
Moylan (ed.), A living voice: the Frank Harte song collection
By Donal Fallon
MACHNAMH 100
By Colum Kenny

Features

ART & RELIGION:
St Patrick in Italy
Brenda Moore-McCann

MILITARY:
The Battle of Culloden
Stephen McGarry

HEALTH:
Plus ça change? Epidemic disease and social reaction
Laurence Geary

MIGRATION:
Dr Richard Blennerhassett and the Wends of Texas
Bryan MacMahon

POLICING:
The creation of the Ulster Special Constabulary, 1920
Seán Bernard Newman

LOCAL GOVERNMENT:
Limerick City Night Watch
Tadhg Moloney

CELEBRITY:
The ‘Singing Cowboy’ in Ireland
Ronan Doheny

NUMISMATICS:
The 1972 Northern Ireland twopence piece
Mark Stocker

IDENTITY:
Post-independence perspectives on ‘Irishness’ and identity
Raymond M. Keogh



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