The battle of Trafalgar in 1805, in which Nelson defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet, was considered an astonishin
If ever there was a case of a favourite chapter in this book, I would choose chapter 2, Lucy McDiarmid’s ‘Comradeship’ on the imprisonment in Holloway prison of Kathleen Clarke and her two ‘tall’ comrades, Constance Markievicz and Maud Gonne, who at times tended to dispute ‘as to which of them had the highest social status’.
The An Post images tell the story of reconciliation: that both sides suffered as a consequence of war and also the 1916 rising.
Beside such extreme acts of violence, ordinary life was of course lived ordinarily, decently, by scores of citizens. The vast majority of people wanted no truck with the killing.
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.
Williams refers to the Túatha as the ‘god-people’ to convey their indeterminate status between humanity and divinity
The Surprise, moored at the Cove of Cork, and the Essex, at Kingstown in Dublin Bay (now Dun Laoghaire), were derelict ships which operated as holding prisons for convicts from 1823 until 1837.
Thousands of Irish left the country in ships carrying with them all they owned, including the Irish language
It’s a memory I’ll hold forever, it’s made me take an interest in our history.
Why do we hear so little about Michael Davitt’s place in Irish history?