Nice surprise this morning when a new edition of HistoryIreland landed.
After a quickie browse through the contents of the magazine, I'm particularly looking forward to reading the feature about the 'most vicious and refractory girls' at the reformatories of Ballinasloe and Monaghan, an article examining the formation of the Ulster Volunteer Force and tobacco-growing in Ireland (a new one on me). There's also a 'Sources' feature looking at a collection of papers recently discovered at the National Archives which reveal how ordinary life was affected during and after the Easter Rising and I'm also keen to read the Museum Review of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, which opened at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut last September.
As always, there's plenty more to get stuck into, with many more articles, book, tv, radio and art reviews, and news of current academic research projects.
It's in the shops, price €7/£6, or treat yourself to a subscription (you're worth it!).