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Hannah Sheehy Skeffington: A Collection of Her Writings

Margaret Ward, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: Suffragette and Sinn Féiner, Her Memoirs and Political Writings (UCD Press, 2017, 463pp, €35 HB, ISBN 978-1-910820-14-8)

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington (1877-1946) is remembered as a feminist and veteran campaigner on progressive issues, and her … Read More

Voices from the Easter Rising

Ruán O’Donnell & Mícheál Ó hAodha (eds), Voices from the Easter Rising (Merrion Press, 2016, 202 pp, €14.99 PB, ISBN 978-1-78537-066-3)

Just prior to the marathon centenary year of 2016, the manager of Hodges Figgis bookshop in Dublin estimated that there … Read More

29 Mar '17

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America and the Easter Rising

Mirian Nyhan Grey (ed), Ireland’s Allies: America and the 1916 Easter Rising (UCD Press, 2016, 400 pp, €40 HB, ISBN 978-1-91082-013-1)

In the opening paragraph of his foreword to this lavishly produced volume, Professor J.J. Lee ponders how historians should approach the … Read More

Law and the Revolution

Séan Enright, Soldiers, Lawyers and the Trials of the Irish Revolution (Merrion Press, 2016, 244 pp, €17.50 PB, €45 HB, ISBN 978-1-78537-051-9)

Eamon Ceannt, an Easter Week leader, once wrote that ‘[nationalist] agitation should be confined to constitutional methods only where … Read More

Markievicz Biography

Lindie Naughton, Markievicz: A Most Outrageous Rebel (Merrion Press, 2016, 330pp, €39.99 HB, €19.99 PB

Lindie Naughton’s Markievicz, A Most Outrageous Rebel is published at a time when the subject of this biography Constance de Markievicz, has become a focus of attention … Read More

29 Oct '16

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Casement Diary

Angus Mitchell (ed.), One Bold Deed of Open Treason: The Berlin Diary of Roger Casement 1914-1916 (Merrion Press, 2016, 280 pp, €17.50 PB, €45.00 HB).

Roger Casement’s time in Imperial Germany between 1914 and 1916 raises a number of interesting … Read More

Indian Students in Ireland, 1913-16

Conor Mulvagh, Irish Days, Indian Memories: V.V. Giri and Indian Law Students at University College Dublin, 1913-16 (Irish Academic Press, 2016, 160pp, €16.99 HB). 

There were 3,606 persons of Indian birth living in Ireland at the time of the 1911 … Read More

Every County Has a Story…well sort of.

The national broadcaster, RTE, has gone all out with its coverage of the Easter Rising Centenary (or more accurately, the 99 years and 11 month anniversary). I’ve never seen  or heard more history and discussion of history on television and … Read More

Tom Clarke

Gerard MacAtasney, Tom Clarke: Life, Liberty, Revolution  (Merrion, 2013, 330pps, €60 HB, €17.95 PB). 

Tom Clarke was a father figure to the 1916 leaders. The fact that he was from a different generation sets him apart from the other architects … Read More

GPO Staff in 1916

Stephen Ferguson, GPO Staff in 1916: Business as Usual  (Mercier Press, 2012, 128 pps, €12.99 PB)

The Easter Rising of 1916, and all things associated with it, tends to attract the history book buying public in Ireland like no other event in … Read More