• History Ireland November/December 2018


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.

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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’ Regiment in the First World War
Lar Joye

KINDRED LINES:
Morgue and coroners’ records
Fiona Fitzsimons

Events

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

Reviews

WHAT’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
Joe Culley

The Big Book
Kelly (ed.), Cambridge history of Ireland, Vol. III: 1730–1880
By Timothy Murtagh

Book Reviews
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

Features

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

TRANSPORT:
The Abergele mail train disaster, 1868 
Bryan MacMahon 

FIRST 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 Walsh 

1918 GENERAL ELECTION:
Kevin O’Shiel and the North Fermanagh campaign 
Daniel Purcell

1918 GENERAL ELECTION:
Cars, canvassing and conveyance during the election 
Leanne Blaney

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


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History Ireland November/December 2018

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