Irish History

Book Review: Conspirators: A Photographic History of Ireland’s Revolutionary Underground

By Shane Kenna Published by Mercier Press, 2015 ISBN: 9781781173541 Reviewer: Kerron Ó Luain Conspirators: a photographic history of Ireland’s revolutionary underground is the result of an ambitious photographic history project that involved historian Shane Kenna, the National Library of Ireland, Glasnevin Trust and Mercier Press. Documenting the Irish Republican Continue Reading

‘Trampling the rights of a free people’: Coercion in Nineteenth Century Ireland

Suspects arrested under the Coercion Act 1881 at Roscommon. By John Dorney According to the Republican historian Dorothy MacArdle, in the 19th century Ireland was governed, ‘almost continuously since the Act of Union’ by Coercion Acts, which ‘made every expression of national feeling a crime’.[1] She quoted the Liberal politician Continue Reading