Wednesday 5 May 2021

May-June edition of History Ireland magazine published

The latest edition of History Ireland magazine is now available in the shops and online.

As always, its features and columns cover a wide span of Irish history. In this issue, topics include: The Carthusians in Ireland, The Templars and the mysterious Holy Rood of Ballinrobe; Ireland and the ‘£20 million swindle’; The ‘poor scholar’ in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century writing; Pantomime; The burning of the Custom House, 25 May 1921; Arguements for the parliament of Southern Ireland, 1921; The Beyond 2022 project to recreate a digital Public Record Office of Ireland; and a look at when neutral Ireland's emergency services went to war in the early 1940s.

In addition, the regular columns and opinion pieces explore Ireland's architectural heritage, artefacts, museums, and tv and book reviews, as well as letters from readers, and the latest news of interest to historians.

To check out this edition and find out more about subscriptions (postal or digital), click the image, right.