• History Ireland March/April 2021

In this issue.

REGULARS

 

From the Editor

 

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:

            ON THIS DAY

Aodhán Crealey

Keeping Celtic Studies alive in Germany

Laura Patz

Offaly Archives

Lisa Shortall

BITE-SIZED HISTORY

            Tony Canavan

 

 

Letters

            Aristocracy/landed gentry/ascendancy

            Captain O’Shea—the Limerick connection

            Tom Kettle

            Tone not related to Wolfe

            Appeal for information on Nenagh military history

            Bethany Home latest—ten years and one Commission of Investigation report later

            Partition

 

 

PLATFORM:

            Understanding our own ignorance

Patrick Maume

 

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:

Scots’ Church, Athy Road, Carlow

Simonas Vilcauskis

 

KINDRED LINES:

            Directories as a source for family history

            Fiona Fitzsimons

 

ARTEFACTS:

            1916–21 military service medals

            Lar Joye

 

100 YEARS AGO:

            The Crossbarry ambush

            Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

 

 

 

REVIEWS

 

SEEN ON TV:

            The Hunger: the story of the Irish famine

            Donal Fallon

 

MUSEUM EYE:

            Waterford Treasures: a virtual tour

            Tony Canavan

 

Bookworm

            Joe Culley

 

The Big Book

            O’Halpin and Ó Corráin, The dead of the Irish revolution

By Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc

 

Book Reviews

            O’Sullivan Greene, Crowdfunding the revolution: the First Dáil Loan and the battle for Irish independence

            By Paschal Donoghue TD

            Bruce, Ireland’s hope: the ‘peculiar theories’ of James Fintan Lalor

            By Emmet O’Connor

Moylan (ed.), A living voice: the Frank Harte song collection

            By Donal Fallon

MACHNAMH 100

            By Colum Kenny

 

 

 

FEATURES

 

ART & RELIGION:

St Patrick in Italy

Brenda Moore-McCann

 

MILITARY:

            The Battle of Culloden

Stephen McGarry

 

MEDICAL:

            Plus ça change? Epidemic disease and social reaction

            Laurence Geary

 

MIGRATION:

Dr Richard Blennerhassett and the Wends of Texas

Brian MacMahon

 

POLICING:

            The Ulster Volunteer Force in police uniform

            Seán Bernard Newman

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT:

            Limerick City Night Watch

            Tadhg Moloney

 

CELEBRITY:

            The ‘Singing Cowboy’ in Ireland

            Ronan Doheny

 

NUMISMATICS:

            The 1972 Northern Ireland twopence piece

            Mark Stocker

 

IDENTITY:

            Post-independence perspectives on ‘Irishness’ and identity

            Raymond M. Keogh

 

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