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Centenary of the Connaught Rangers Mutiny, 1920

Sunday, 28 June 2020

To mark the centenary of the 1920 Connaught Rangers Mutiny, John Gibney of DIFP and Kate O'Malley of DIB both took part in a recent History Ireland Hedge School podcast.

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

DIB Rogues: Peter Gulston (Scott), cat burglar

Thursday, 25 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation. Described as ‘...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB Rogues: Margaret Caroline Rudd, forger

Monday, 22 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation.  Our next...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB Rogues: James Maclaine, highwayman

Monday, 15 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation. Working with...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB Rogues: William Burke, murderer

Monday, 15 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation.  Next in our...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB Rogues: Chicago May, blackmailer

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation. Next up is ...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB Rogues: Anne Bonney, pirate

Monday, 8 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation. We start with Anne Bonney, perhaps...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Favourite DIB lives: Michael Dillon, trans man, doctor, Buddhist monk, writer

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Selected by the DIB's Liz Evers, Michael Dillon is a remarkable figure whose brave quest for self understanding and freedom led him to transition from female to male, West to East, Christianity to Buddhism. Dillon'...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Favourite DIB lives: Asenath Nicholson, American philanthropist

Friday, 15 May 2020

Selected by Bláithín Ní Chatháin of the Atlantic Philanthropies Archive Project of the Digital Repository of Ireland,* American philanthropist Asenath Nicholson came to Ireland during the famine years to support...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Favourite DIB lives: James Redpath, American journalist

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Selected and written by Dr Patrick Maume of the DIB, James Redpath was an American journalist and anti-slavery campaigner who became an outspoken advocate of the Land League in Ireland.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

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