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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

Ada English Biography

Brendan Kelly, Ada English: Patriot and Psychiatrist (Irish Academic Press, 2014, 170 pp, €45.00 HB, €22.45 PB).

The subject of this sympathetic and sensitive biography, Dr Adeline (Ada) English (1875-1944), was both a pioneering psychiatrist and a well known … Read More

Irish Republican Women

Ann Matthews, Dissidents: Irish Republican Women, 1923-41  (Mercier, 2012, 310pps, €18.99 PB)

Ann Matthews takes an original look at the active role played by women during Ireland’s struggle for independence against Britain. These women acted as important couriers, writers, intelligence-gatherers and nurses during the … Read More