• History Ireland May/June 2021

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.  


MAY/JUNE 2021

Volume 29 No. 3


REGULARS

 From the Editor

 HISTORY IN THE NEWS:

            ON THIS DAY

Aodhán Crealey

Dictionary of Irish Biography now open-access

Terry Clavin

That Churchill bust … the Irish connection

Úna Ní Bhroiméil

BITE-SIZED HISTORY

            Tony Canavan

 

 

Letters

            Patrick Maume and revisionism

            The Dead of the Irish Revolution

            The Famine and ‘front-line workers’

            Access denied

            Martin Haverty (1809–87), historian, journalist, writer

            Dr Arthur Barry and Dr Kieran O’Driscoll misidentified

            USC guns

            Correction

 

 

PLATFORM:

            ‘Deoldifying’ Ireland

Emily Mark-Fitzgerald

 

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:

Áras na hOidhreachta, Church Lane, Kilkenny

Colm Murray

 

KINDRED LINES:

            Wills and testamentary records

            Fiona Fitzsimons

 

ARTEFACTS:

            Dan Breen’s ‘wanted’ poster

            Cian Flaherty

 

100 YEARS AGO:

            Seán Mac Eoin escape attempts

            Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

 

 

 

REVIEWS

 

SEEN ON TV:

            Elizabeth R

            Hiram Morgan

 

MUSEUM EYE:

            Casino Model Railway Museum

            Tony Canavan

 

Bookworm

            Joe Culley

 

The Big Book

            McLoughlin and O’Connor, In Spanish trenches: the minds and deeds of the Irish who fought for the republic in the Spanish Civil War

By Maurice J. Casey

 

Book Reviews

            Kelly (ed.), The MacEgan legal treatise

            By Catherine Swift

            Gibbons, Partition: how and why Ireland was divided

            By Cormac Moore

Gale and Walser, DeLorean time machineDoc Brown’s owners’ workshop manual

            By James Bartlett

Brady and O’Connell (eds), Dublin by design: architecture and the city

            By Joseph Brady

 

 

 

FEATURES

 

RELIGION:

The Carthusians in Ireland

Yvonne McDermott

 

RELICS:

            The Templars and the mysterious Holy Rood of Ballinrobe

Michael Brabazon

 

SOURCES:

            Ireland and the ‘£20 million swindle’

            Sylvie Kleinman

 

LITERATURE:

The ‘poor scholar’ in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century writing

Ian Campbell Ross and Anne Markey

 

THEATRE:

            Pantomime

            Laura Marriott

 

WAR OF INDEPENDENCE I:

            The burning of the Custom House, 25 May 1921

            Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

 

WAR OF INDEPENDENCE II:

            Arguments for the parliament of Southern Ireland, 1921

            M.C. Rast

 

BEYOND 2022:

            ‘The great untilled field’—the Public Record Office of Ireland, 1867–1922

            Peter Crooks and Ciarán Wallace

 

80 YEARS AGO:

            When neutral Ireland’s emergency services went to war

            Pat Poland

 

 

 

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