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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

June 26

1972 Neil Blaney was expelled from Fianna Fáil for ‘conduct unbecoming a member of the organisation’. 1972 The Provisional IRA announced a ceasefire. 1917 The first of over one million […]


July 08

1819 Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, explorer who confirmed the deaths of Sir John Franklin and his crew of 129 in an attempt to chart and navigate the Northwest Passage (1845), born […]


July 14

1819 Ellen Hanley (15), the celebrated ‘Colleen Bawn’, was murdered on the River Shannon by Stephen Sullivan, servant of her alleged husband, John Scanlan.


Events

July 04

Thur 1pm National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Guided tour of the Yeats exhibition. Thur 7pm Irish Archaeology Field School, Tintern Abbey, Co. Wexford. Before the Normans—the archaeology […]


JULY 12

Fri 1pm National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Guided tour of the ‘World War Ireland’ exhibition.


AUGUST 01

Thur 1pm National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Guided tour of the Yeats exhibition. Thur 2.30pm Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School, North Cathedral Visitor Centre, Cork. The […]


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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