• History Ireland January 2019

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.


From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS: Three EPIC exhibitions Angela Byrne Victorian and modern prison regimes on Spike Island, Co. Cork Barra Ó Donnabháin

ON THIS DAY Aodhán Crealey

BITE-SIZED HISTORY Tony Canavan Letters Dairy processing not ‘exclusively cooperative’ after 1927 ‘An irregular junta’ RMS Leinster PLATFORM: Would the countess have supported repeal of the 8th? Mary Kenny

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE: The tower on Mullagh Hill, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Rachel McKenna

ARTEFACTS: The 69th ‘Fighting Irish’ Regi-ment in the First World War Lar Joye

KINDRED LINES: Morgue and coroners’ records Fiona Fitzsimons

EVENTS100 YEARS AGO: The 1918 general election Joseph E. A. Connell Jr

REVIEWSWHAT’S ON FILM: The man with the hat: the revolutionary life and times of Seán Garland Brian Hanley

MUSEUM EYE: GAA Museum Tony Canavan

Bookworm By Joe Culley

The Big Book

Kelly (ed.), Cambridge history of Ireland, Vol. III: 1730–1880 By Timothy MurtaghBook


Booker, Cultural exchange and identity in late medieval Ireland: the English and Irish of the four obedient shires By Simon Egan Lenihan and Sidwell (eds), Poema de Hibernia: a Jacobite Latin epic on the Williamite Wars By Thomas Black Evershed, Ghosts of the Somme By Brian Hanley Grayson, Dublin’s great wars: the First World War, the Easter Rising and the Irish Revolution By John Gibney


CHIEFS’ PRIZE 2018: Muirchú’s Life of St Patrick and the history of fifth-century Ulster Patrick McDonagh

TRANSPORT: The Abxergele mail train disaster, 1868 Bryan MacMahonFIRST WORLD WAR: How the Central Powers were defeated, July–November 1918 Mark Phelan

FIRST WORLD WAR: The new world order, post-1918 John Horne

FIRST WORLD WAR: Sphagnum moss and female agency Monika Barget, Pádraig MacCarron and Susan Schreibman

FIRST WORLD WAR: Armistice Days Barbara Walsh1918

GENERAL ELECTION: Kevin O’Shiel and the North Fermanagh campaign Daniel Purcell1918

GENERAL ELECTION: Cars, canvassing and conveyance during the election Leanne Blaney

REPUTATIONS: ‘Friend of the poor’: Dora Maguire James Curry

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