Antonia Fraser manages to make an engrossing story about what many might regard as a dry, academic topic: the granting of Catholic Emancipation in 1829.
Dublin is known as a city of elevated gossip; this book is in one sense a vast compendium of elevated ecclesiastical gossip.
If you thought the old folks were exaggerating about anti-Irish and anti-Catholic prejudice in nineteenth- and much of twentieth-century Anglo-Protestant Australia, our authors have put it back on centre stage.
By Frank O’Shea The word ‘amnesia’ was heard several times at the Famine round table in the Williamstown Town Hall on October 28. It was used to describe the way that Ireland seemed to have forgotten about the Great Famine of 1845-51 until it was brought to public discourse following the publication of Cecil Woodham-Smith’s …
Lynne Ruane had left school at 14, though it appears that her attendance there was often sporadic. She was smoking and drinking and had graduated to drugs …
The Butlers, powerful aristocrats, occupied a major part in the history of Ireland for over 500 years.
Brigidfest 2019 – Irish women on the goldfields.
Remembering Famine Orphan Girls at Williamstown
‘Jigs to Jacobites’ provides information about the origins and developmental pathways of forty dance tunes.
An astounding number of voluntary charitable institutions sprang up in Dublin in the early eighteenth century.