What if there had been no Easter Rising?
Mannix and De Valera had swapped places; De Valera in his early years wanted to be a bishop, Mannix now aspired to the role of statesman
In many places, the border lines made little sense and did not reflect local economic and social geographies
Meleady makes very clear that he does not accept much of the previous scholarly and political consensus concerning Redmond’s alleged personal and political shortcomings.
These oral histories detail the ordinary activist – those from working-class backgrounds who, in contrast to the revolutionary élite, rarely recorded their thoughts in letters, diaries or memoirs.
… a site for community engagement across the Catholic-Protestant divide.
The Life and High Times of Oliver St John Gogarty – the Real Buck Mulligan
O’Brien’s new book demonstrates how an industrial project to harness electricity from the Shannon became an opportunity to market it as an epochal monument of modernism in the new Free State.
What is so refreshing about this narrative of the Easter Rising is its clear-eyed honesty about how ill-prepared the insurgents were to take on the British.
A 10-day cultural festival which will be celebrating the Irish culture and influence on Australia