Papers will range from Irish orphan stories, Mary Lee, women in the 1916 Rising and conscription, Irish nuns and identity, chain migration, women in World War 1, through to the 20th century ‘Troubles’ and abortion reform and neonatal deaths.
It is easy today to forget the extreme ways that nineteenth-century British society divided along sectarian lines.
Waugh’s brief is not to debate the merits of the current Australian education system but to highlight the significant influence of the Irish National Schools system in colonial times in paving the way for the provision of public education in Australia.
Catherine Fitzpatrick, a convict’s wife, conductor of the first choir of an infant colony.
Morgan’s book, The Mannix Era, is richly personal. It is written with considerable charm and an acerbic wit. But to read it in 2019 is to be overwhelmed by its masculinist perspective.
The records of the Chief Secretary of Ireland’s Office constitute one of the most valuable collections of original source material for research into Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
In the eyes of many he ‘fell from grace’, but he maintained a silent dignity to his grave.
Nicholas was was a Gaelic scholar and one of the founders of the Celtic Club.
The Letter Under The Pillow offers a detailed outline of how a diverse group of women helped develop a religious order in countries far from their Irish home,
this is a book that puts a human face on a serious and painful problem.