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Interview with 'Irish Sporting Lives' editors Terry Clavin and Turlough O'Riordan (Books Ireland Magazine)

Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Forgotten heroes, unforgettable failures, the tragic, talented lives cut short – would they feel disappointed to be lost to the archives or do they think they expected to end up there at all? Fiona Murphy of Books...

Publications, Dictionary of Irish Biography

Assessing the state of public opinion on the constitutional future of the island

Monday, 6 February 2023

Two polls, conducted simultaneously in Northern Ireland and the Republic, examined voters’ attitudes to a possible united Ireland and referendums on the issue.

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Epilogue : Forgetting 1922

Saturday, 31 December 2022

Read Guy Beiner's essay on the forgotten legacy of 1922 on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

27 December 1922: The occupation of the Irish consulate, New York

Tuesday, 27 December 2022

Read John Gibney's essay on "Revolutionary Diplomacy" on Century Ireland. 

Publications, Ireland 1922

22 December 1922: Patrick Hogan’s memorandum on land seizures

Thursday, 22 December 2022

Read Heather Laird's essay on "Containing the Land War" on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

Holiday Opening Hours

Friday, 16 December 2022

Season's Greetings to all our members and friends!

Library, Publications

8 December 1922: The Mountjoy executions

Thursday, 8 December 2022

Read Seán Enright's essay on "State Executions during the Irish revolution" on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

7 December 1922: Ulster opts out of the Irish Free State

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Read Robert Lynch's article on "Partition and Power" on Century Ireland. 

Publications, Ireland 1922

6 December 1922: The Irish Free State constitution becomes law

Tuesday, 6 December 2022

Read Bill Kissane's article on "Defining Independence" on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

30 November 1922: Cumann na mBan’s telegram to W.T. Cosgrave

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Read Dianne Hall's article on "Irish Australians and the civil war." on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922