The Irish Munitionettes

29 August 1917, Parkgate Street, Dublin. It was by no means a regular occurrence for John Redmond to be surrounded by hundreds of singing women. There had, of course, been some merriness back in 1914 when he finally managed to get Home Rule Act. But that was before...
Sir Walter Raleigh in Ireland

Sir Walter Raleigh in Ireland

Sir Walter Raleigh was one of the most one of the most enigmatic adventurers, soldiers, scholars and courtiers to emerge in the Tudor Age. This essay looks at his multiple Irish connections, good and bad. Much of the information was gleaned from an excellent...

The Christmas Truce, 1914 – An Irish Perspective

At 11pm on Christmas Eve, a British sentry in the trenches near Picantin rubbed his eyes and stared out across the narrow No-Man’s Land to the German trenches. Sure enough, clusters of lanterns were rising up all along the German parapets. By the time word of this...
Galvin of Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary & Chile

Galvin of Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary & Chile

An epic tale that brings the Galvin family from rural Ireland to faraway lands where they live and perish in Australia, New York, Peru and Chile, with a nod to the Valparaiso earthquake and the Galvin brothers role in bringing rugby to Chile. Unlimited access for €1 a...