News and Views
Ellen Hutchins, the former Richmond Asylum in Dublin, medieval carved creatures in Cormac’s Chapel in the Rock of Cashel and County Down’s ‘Paddy’ Mayne. And more.
Lots of content on the Decade of Centenaries, but also some interesting lectures from the Irish Georgian Society and beyond the island, a BBC radio programme on the 19th century Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica
Quite a mixture this week ranging from medieval manuscripts to the Civil War
Our focus this week is on the experiences of women in the revolutionary period – particularly the Civil War – but also more recently in Northern Ireland.
A wide range of history this week, ranging across the island and through the 19th and 20th centuries with political, military and social history as well as architecture
We’d like to recommend this book by Kieran Doyle & Alan O’Rourke, featured at our 2020 Festival.
This week, an exhibition on Burning the Big House (with this very striking poster), the women of the Belfast Blitz & Monument Mondays from Abarta Heritage.
The discovery of Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance which sank in 1915 has lead to renewed interest in this extraordinary Irishman. Find out more about him this week, as well as Maud Gonne in Skibbereen and a Festival contributor’s talk on the governors of Northern Ireland.
We have been busy for the last few weeks working on our 2022 Festival, so no posts in February or the first half of March. But lots of really interesting content here to make up for it… including on Ukraine, the terrible events there rightly being he dominant news story of the past few weeks.
Bloody Sunday 50 years on, the 1922 Exposition D’Art Irlandais in Paris, a West Cork grave database and pandemics
Some unexpected connections this week, with Anglo-Zulu war anniversaries and their links to West Cork;,ex-RIC men in post-First World War Palestine and Agatha Christie’s link to the sinking of the Lusitania