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

February 28

1985 Nine police officers were killed and 37, including 25 civilians, injured in an IRA mortar attack on Newry RUC station, the biggest single loss of police personnel during the […]


March 01

Wed     6.30pm People’s College, Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Sq. W. New borders in Ireland and Europe 1918–1923, William Mulligan. Adm. €5. Wed     8pm Old Athlone Society, […]

March 02

Mon 7.30pm Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square South. Embodying the past: commemorating history through the arts, Kelly Fitzgerald (RSAI), Valerie Connor (Curator), Louise Lowe (ANU Productions), […]

March 06

Mon     7.30pm Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S. Picturing Ireland: a view of the nation from the National Library’s collections, Katherine McSharry.

March 07

07 Wed 7pm Irish Association of Professional Historians, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street. Annual lecture: Penal Times—Irish Catholics in the eighteenth century, Ian McBride. 07 Wed 8pm Rathmichael Historical […]

March 09

Sat 10am–4pm Manchester Irish Educational Group, Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester. Conference: The waves of Tory, Jim Hunter; Spike Island, Barra Ó Donnabháin; Charles O’Neill, Francis O’Neill; The Orange Order, […]

From the Archives

Michael Collins military dictator

By John M. Regan This article first appeared in: THE SPLIT-Treaty to Civil War 1921–23 published by Wordwell as a supplement to History Ireland in 2021 priced €12. Copies are […]

The Truce and preliminary negotiations between de Valera and Lloyd George

By Joseph E.A. Connell Jr As British hopes for a military victory in the War of Independence faded, they began to wonder whether Ireland was worth the price in lives […]

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 […]


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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