Volume 5

Issue List

Issue 1 (Spring 1997)

Issue 2 (Summer 1997)

Issue 3 (Autumn 1997)

  • Features
  • News
  • Reviews
  • That field of glory. The story of Clontarf, from battleground to garden suburb
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    Darkest Dublin: The story of the Church Street disaster and a pictorial account of the slums of Dublin in 1913
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  • Personal Histories

    Personal Histories is an initiative by History Ireland, which aims to capture the individual histories of Irish people both in Ireland and around the world. It is hoped to build an extensive database reflecting Irish lives, giving them a chance to be heard, remembered and to add their voice to the historical record.
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  • Editor’s Choice

    Planning of the Rising
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    James Bryce and the politics of inhumanity
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    Our men in Mauritius: Lowry Cole and Pope Hennessy
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    On this Day

    August 16

    • 1982 Patrick Connolly, the Republic of Ireland’s attorney general, resigned after a man was arrested in his home and charged with two murders. Taoiseach Charles Haughey referred to the events as ‘grotesque, unprecedented, bizarre and unique’, which led Conor Cruise O’Brien to coin the term ‘GUBU’.
    • 1977 Elvis Presley (42), rock-and-roll singer, actor and descendant of eighteenth-century immigrant William Presley from Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow, died in Memphis, Tennessee.
    • 1917 The Battle of Frezenberg Ridge, part of the Battle of Passchendaele. In a disastrous attack on the German strongpoint the mostly nationalist 16th (Irish) Division and the unionist 36th (Ulster) Division suffered c. 4,000 casualties.
    • 1911 Patrick Francis Moran, Carlow-born archbishop of Sydney since 1884 and the first Australian cardinal (1885), died.
    • 1766 Lady Nairne, Scottish songwriter and song-collector and one-time resident of Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, born in Perthshire.


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