• History Ireland September/October 2017


Established in 1993 and now published every two months, each issue of History Ireland features  a wide variety of topics, from the earliest times to the present day, giving a sense of the distant past while offering a contemporary edge. Every article is illustrated with photographs, maps or paintings to provide a vivid impression of the topic.

REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealy
Who was Sam Maguire?
Junette Stronge
Chief Secretary’s Office papers, 1818–30
Martin Fagan, Nigel Johnston and Vera Moynes
BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Letters
The Irish and slavery
Was William Latimer an informer?

Platform
Gerard Murphy, disappearing Freemasons and the limits of ideological revisionism
Andy Bielenberg

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
St Catherine’s Church, Fenagh, Co. Leitrim
Julie Marshall

ARTEFACTS:
The Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899–1902
Lar Joye

KINDRED LINES:
Irish Film Institute Irish Film Archive
Fiona Fitzsimons

Events

100 YEARS AGO:
Thomas Ashe dies after force-feeding, 25 September 1917
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

Reviews

SEEN ON FILM:
Dunkirk
Lar Joye

MUSEUM EYE:
Mile Museum, Kilkenny
Tony Canavan

Bookworm
By Joe Culley

The Big Book
Ó Corráin, The Irish Church, its reform and the English invasion
By Conor Kostick

Book Reviews
Burke, Messines to Carrick Hill: writing home from the Great War
By Patrick Callan
Callan, Forgotten hero of Bunker Valentin: the Harry Callan story; Blake Knox, Hitler’s Irish slaves
By David O’Donoghue
Mulroe, Bombs, bullets and the border. Policing Ireland’s frontier: Irish security policy, 1969–1978
By Deaglán de Bréadún
Smyth, Remembering the Troubles: contesting the recent past in Northern Ireland
By Brian Hanley

Features

NEW IN MSS:
Earliest Theobald Wolfe Tone manuscripts (1783) recently discovered
Sylvie Kleinman

BICENTENARY:
The life and times of John Philpot Curran
Patrick Gageby

SLAVERY:
Half-Irish and all slave
Joe Regan

LEGAL:
The composition of the jury that tried and convicted Roger Casement
Niamh Howlin

REPUTATIONS:
Delia Larkin and the game of ‘House’
Gerry Watts

MEDICAL:
The prison medical service and the treatment of Thomas Ashe
Ciara Breathnach

EMERGENCY:
Breaking into Emergency Ireland
Bernard Kelly

FOLKLORE:
A ‘Protestant folk’? Addressing a historical imbalance in Irish folklore-collecting
Deirdre Nuttall and Críostóir MacCarthaigh





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History Ireland September/October 2017

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