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MAY/JUNE 2013

In this month's issue:
- Why was Dev reprieved in 1916?
- Joe Duffy on the children killed in the Rising
- The Book of Kells reassessed
- The 140-year-old countess of Desmond

and many more....


On this Day

July 01

1970 ‘For God’s sake, bring me a large Scotch’—Reginald Maudling, British Home Secretary, on his flight back to London after his first visit to Northern Ireland. 1916 Battle of the […]


Events

July 02

Sat 11am Chester Beatty Library atrium, Dublin Castle. Intercultural tour with community ambassador: Mandarin language tour, Vicky Wang.


July 03

Wed 6.30pm Inchicore Library, Emmet Road, Inchicore. The Black and Tans to the Treaty. inchicorelibrary@dublincity


July 06

Thur  2pm National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Guided tour: Yeats & the Irish Cultural Revival exhibition.


July 07

Sun 12pm County Kildare Archaeological Society, meet @ Town Hall, Kildare. Annual excursion to Fethard, Co. Tipperary, led by Mary Hanrahan.


July 14

Thur 1.10pm Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle. In-focus tour: Lapis and gold: the story of the Ruzbihan Qur’an, Elaine Wright.


From the Archives

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

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The Truce and preliminary negotiations between de Valera and Lloyd George

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Hedge School

Forthcoming Hedge Schools

Editor Tommy Graham will be hosting a series of History Ireland Hedge Schools, lively round-table discussions with historians and well-known personalities.

Hedge School audios and videos

A collection of audio and video recordings of the 20+ more Hedge Schools we have put on around Ireland, featuring well-known historians in lively debate on popular and relevant topics


Book Reviews

ORANGEISM: a historical profile

KEVIN HADDICK-FLYNN Matador €30 ISBN 9781838592004 Reviewed by Geoffrey Bell Geoffrey Bell’s The Protestants of Ulster was first published in 1976. Once, in the early 1960s when I was about […]


‘AND SO BEGAN THE IRISH NATION’: NATIONALITY, NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND NATIONALISM IN PRE-MODERN IRELAND

BRENDAN BRADSHAW Ashgate £75 ISBN 9781472442567 Reviewed by Hiram Morgan This book is a collection of essays by Brendan Bradshaw, the well-known historian of Tudor Ireland and opponent of historical […]




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