life was one long continuum of agitpropLeslie Daiken Premier House, located at 150 Southampton Row near Russell Square, London, is sandwiched between Il Fornello, an Italian restaurant of the old school, and a branch of Pizza Hut. It retains its original nineteenth-century architectural facade. There have been some modern doors added but glancing up from... Continue Reading →
Seán Gannon explores the archive of the St Patrick's Society of Shanghai to explore the spatialisation of Irishness in the British Empire during the twentieth century.
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 →