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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
We have enjoyed providing regular updates of interesting historical content for you to read, watch and listen to this year. We’ll be taking a break for a few days – History Festival organisers need holidays too – but we’ll be back on the blog next week.
A number of pieces focused on women’s stories from history, as well as a new exhibition at the National Museum and the sinking of the RMS Leinster.
This week Cork’s most famous trade unionist Mary ‘Mother’ Jones, the Anglo-Irish Treaty, a new book called The President’s Letters and an Irish poet featured on the Underground.
We took a bit of a break after our digital festival, but now back to the (relatively) regular posts with interesting historical content to read, watch and listen to.
This week, a podcast discussing 17th century Ireland, a pioneering 20th century women and some ‘forgotten’ ones the Vicereines of Ireland, who are the focus of a new exhibition at Dublin Castle.
This week, a polar explorer and his forgotten sisters, First World War war brides, Second World War lookout posts and BBC history podcasts for children (and their grown ups).
This week we are featuring both 20th and 17th century history and some beautiful Harry Clarke windows in Cork.
This week we have the centenary of Partition along with the photographs of Helen Hooker O’Malley, a medieval manuscript associated with St Colum Cille and Edith Somerville’s birthday.
A fortnight’s worth of history-related content to read, listen to and watch today including dark tourism, the American Civil War and Ireland’s first trade fair, held in Cork in 1852.
This was supposed to be a post for the Easter weekend, but somehow that came and went …. so instead it’s a summary of a fortnight of interesting historical content including the Belfast Blitz, the 1918-19 flu pandemic and the history of emotions.