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REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
The ‘healing clay’ of Boho
Eugene Dunphy
The ‘Queen of Ireland’: portrait of Emily, duchess of Leinster
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealey
BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Letters
Was the War of Independence necessary?
‘Keeper of the Flame’
The great cover-up: the truth about the death of Michael Collins

Platform
Soloheadbeg—vindicating a democratic mandate for independence
Martin Mansergh

KINDRED LINES:
Registers of Licences to pass beyond the seas, 1573–1677
Fiona Fitzsimons

ARTEFACTS:
An unusual souvenir of the Boer War
Stephen Callaghan

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
Sligo Gaol
Siobhán Ryan

Events

100 YEARS AGO:
Countess Markievicz appointed Minister for Labour
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr.

Reviews

SEEN ON TV:
Election ’18
John Gibney

MUSEUM EYE:
Garda Museum, Dublin Castle
Tony Canavan

Bookworm
Joe Culley

The Big Book
Ohlmeyer (ed.), Cambridge History of Ireland, Vol. II: 1550–1730
By Hiram Morgan

 

Book Reviews
Whelan, Religion, landscape and settlement in Ireland: from Patrick to present
By David Dickson
Horner, Mapping Laois from the 16th to the 21st century
By Matthew Stout
Woods, Bodenstown revisited: the grave of Theobald Wolfe Tone, its monuments and its pilgrimages
By Aengus Ó Snodaigh Ó Beacháin, From partition to Brexit
By Seán Donlon

Features

PLANTATION:
Essex’s ‘Enterprise’
David Heffernan

FOLKLORE:
Thady McMahon, Eugene O’Curry and singing beggars in mid-nineteenth-century Dublin
Ciarán McCabe

FRIENDLY SOCIETIES:
The creation of the Irish National Foresters Benefit Society, 1877
Joe Fodey

POLITICS:
H.T. Barrie—the forgotten man of Ulster politics?
Aaron Callan

DIPLOMACY:
The making of an Irish nuncio: Paschal Robinson OFM
Thomas J. Morrissey SJ

PENOLOGY:
Mary Size (1883–1959)—forgotten Irish pioneer of British penal reform
Ruairí Ó hAodha

AVIATION:
Col. James Fitzmaurice—Ireland’s greatest aviator
Teddy Fennelly

MILITARY:
The Glen of Imaal disaster, 1941
Terence O’Reilly

REPUTATIONS:
‘Not another book about Dev!’
David McCullough



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