Local history

The Great Famine in Leitrim

Gerard MacAtasney, The dead buried by the dying: The Great Famine in Leitrim (Merrion Press, 2014, 304pp, €24.99 PB, ISBN 978-1-908928504)

The great wave of interest in Famine studies in the 1990s somewhat subsided in the early part of … 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