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

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

Lockout Roundup

Paul O’Brien, The 1913 Lockout  (People Before Profit Alliance, 2013, 34pps, €3 PB).

Cillian Gillespie (ed.), Let Us Rise ! The Dublin Lockout: Its Impact and Its Legacy  (Ashfield Press in Association with the Socialist Party, 2013, 142pps, € 5PB).

Padraig … Read More


1913 Podcast Series

1913 Unfinished Business, 1913 Lockout: Unfinished Business podcast  (Total running time 178 minutes, 2013).

In their mission statement Moira Murphy and the team behind the 1913 Unfinished Business (UB1913) blog highlight concerns also held by many professional historians regarding … Read More

Big Jim

Rory McConville & Paddy Lynch, Big Jim: Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout (O’Brien Press, 2013, 80pps, €12.99 PB)

Big Jim: Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout marks the first collaboration between Rory McConville, a writer and graphic novelist from Cork, and … Read More

A Capital in Conflict

Francis Devine (ed), A Capital in Conflict: Dublin City and the 1913 Lockout  (Dublin City Council, 2013, 405pps, €45.00 HB, €24.95 PB). 

Irish labour history is years behind many of its counterparts across the globe. The discipline in Ireland has … 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

Ali in Ireland

When Ali Came To Ireland, True Films, RTE One, 1 January 2013. Director: Ross Whitaker

When Ali Came To Ireland tells the story of how Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue, a Kerry-born London publican and former circus strongman, succeeded in bringing Muhammad Ali to Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium … 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

Artist of the Revolution

James Curry, Artist of the Revolution: The Cartoons of Ernest Kavanagh, 1884-1916  (Mercier, 2012, 128pps, €12.99 PB)

Ernest Kavanagh was a little known artist who worked as an insurance clerk for the ITGWU at Liberty Hall. He was also the cartoonist for the ITGWU’s … Read More