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 26

1914 The Britannic, the third and largest ocean liner of the White Star Line and sister ship to RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, was launched in Belfast. She was sunk […]

March 01

1971 In an interview with the BBC, Taoiseach Jack Lynch stated that the constitutional claim by the Republic to jurisdiction over the six counties of Northern Ireland was fundamental and […]

March 06

1836 The Siege of the Alamo ended when the forces of General Antonio López de Santa Anna overran the former Franciscan mission near San Antonio, Texas, which 184 settlers had […]

March 07

2009 Two British soldiers were shot dead by the Real IRA outside Massereene Barracks in Antrim town. 1967 Minister of Home Affairs William Craig banned commemorations in Northern Ireland to […]

March 17

1981 The ‘Friends of Ireland’ organisation, to support initiatives for peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, was launched by leading members of the US Congress.


March 03

Tues 8pm Kilmacanogue History Society, Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs. The second wave of Irish feminism, Catriona Crowe. Adm. €3.

March 08

Fri 1.05pm National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street. International Women’s Day lecture: What did the women do anyway?, Liz Gillis. Fri 8pm Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South […]

March 10

Tues 7pm Tallaght Historical Society, County Library, The Square. Hanging around Kilmainham: 1796–1910, Micheál O’Doiblin.

March 13

Fri 8pm Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South Circular Road. Egypt saved: the first battle of El Alamein, July 1942, Christopher Dorman-O’Gowan.

March 15

Wed     5.30pm Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green N. Charles Haughey and us, Peter Murtagh. Adm. €15. Wed     7pm Little Museum of Dublin, 15 […]

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

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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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