James Francis Michael Lydon (1928‒2013) ‒ always ‘Jim’ to his friends ‒ was the most influential historian of later medieval Ireland of his time…His achievement was to revive the study of a neglected stretch of the Irish past both through his own writings and through the fascination and lasting commitment he inspired in those he taught. Continue reading
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Irish History Professors in Irish Universities: The Third one in our Brief Life Series. Professor G. A. Hayes-McCoy.
Composing these words brings to mind a man who, in my experience, was always kind, cautious and considerate, and one who believed that by writing, teaching and example he could make his country a more reasonable, and therefore a more tolerant, society than it had been during his boyhood and early manhood years. Continue reading
Professor J. C. Beckett (1912-96)
Professor Beckett in the Quadrangle of Queen’s University Belfast c. 1975
Violet Gibson – The Irish Woman Who Shot Mussolini
A new film about an Irishwoman who attempted to assassinate Mussolini. Continue reading