Mark Holan writes about the Irish Americans who returned to Ireland during the War of Independence, and testified about their experiences to the American Commission on Conditions in Ireland
Michael Larkin provides a glimpse into his book 'Making the Right Connections' which explores the life of Thomas Larkin. Larkin was one of many Irish migrants who made their way to the United States at the end of the nineteenth century. There he worked for the Bell Telephone Company and became one of the Telephone Pioneers of America, before returning to Ireland in the 1930s.
Ciarán McDonnell considers the place of Irish identity within the British and French armies of the eighteenth century.
Fiona Lyons draws our attention to the endeavours, and controversies, of Thomas O'Neill Russell and the struggles of formalising the printing and teaching of Irish at home and abroad.
Ciarán Reilly explores the role of South Africa in the Irish Revolution, bringing together the Irish diaspora and South African politicians.
Dr Andrew Newby examines the legacy of Edward McHugh, a nineteenth-century Tyrone-born social reformer whose life is being commemorated in Liverpool in June.
As part of our blog post series of 'Remembering an Imagined Homeland', Abby Wise brings us news from Dublin, New York on this St Patrick's Day. If you would like to contribute to this series, please get in touch. In the meantime, we hope that you are having a lovely St Patrick's Day weekend, however... Continue Reading →
As we head towards the centenary of the Amritsar Massacre, Seán Gannon presents an insight into the Irishness of Michael O'Dwyer, the Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab at the time of the massacre