Tuesday 4 September 2018

Wine, genealogy and cross-dressing: History Ireland

Who, family historian or not, can resist the cover image of the latest issue of History Ireland magazine? While I may be biased by the prominance of the word 'genealogy', I think this to be the most compelling cover I can remember.

Inside this edition are the following features and sections:
  • Harvard, Celtic skulls and eugenics in de Valera’s Ireland
  • Nano Nagle (and other women) in Hobart Cathedral
  • Conservation works at Cormac’s Chapel
  • Time to decommission ‘Wolfe’ Tone at Bodenstown?
  • Artefacts: Diving-bell, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay
  • Gems of Architecture: The Emporium, Listowel, Co. Kerry
  • Kindred lines: Newspaper death notices
  • 100 years ago: RMS Leinster sunk
  • Early Irish Jesuits
  • Ireland’s true survay’, 1630s
  • Antiquaries: Wine, genealogy and cross-dressing
  • Centenary: The women who died for Ireland
  • The capture and death of Major Geoffrey Lee Compton-Smith, 1921
  • A short history of women’s hockey in Ireland
  • Ireland and the history of blasphemy
I strongly recommend a subscription to this magazine to all Irish family historians.  See this page for a one-year online subscription for  just €25.