Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Latest issue of HistoryIreland published

The September/October edition of HistoryIreland magazine is now in the shops.

In contrast to the summer's Lockout Special, which was completely dedicated to the events of 1913, this issue has a wide spread of subjects. They include Ireland's neutrality during WW2, the engineering feat of DĂșn Laoghaire's harbour, a murder at a 1921 cricket match played at Trinity College, Ogham markings dating to the 9th century, and the portrayal of famine fever and infection by author William Carleton.

There's also a feature about female suicides by drowning in the Victorian era by Eleanor Fitzsimons, as well as the first of a new series by 'our own' Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann, who will be exploring Irish family history source material and making the case for genealogy as a branch of 'real' history.

With its usual crop of book, tv and museum reviews, it's another excellent issue from the HistoryIreland team. There's even a special offer from to accompany new subscriptions to the magazine.

Pick up your copy in store or subscribe online.