Author: Bruce Gaston

Ireland and the World Wars on Pinterest

It’s all been a bit quiet around here recently as attention has been focused on back-end things such as redesigning and optimising the website. I’ve also been procrastinating a bit by playing around with Pinterest, and I decided to move…

The various IRAs

(Note: I have tried to keep this account as factual as possible and my own views out of it, so any political slant and/or bias people read into it is as much a product of their minds as my words!)…

Book Review: The Outrages

The Outrages 1920-1922: IRA & Ulster Special Constabulary Pearse Lawlor MERCIER PRESS Cork According to the publishers: The Outrages gives an account of the major incidents, now slipping from local memory, as the War of Independence escalated from attacks on…

Film: The Enigma of Frank Ryan

Reading a review of this film in Scoláire Staire – History Scholar Magazine (http://scolairestaire.com/index.php) I was brought up short by this picture: “Wait a minute – I recognise that red brick facade!” And yes, indeed, it’s the Whitla Hall at Queen’s…

The Good Friday Agreement

To mark Good Friday, here’s a piece on the build-up to the Belfast Agreement, better known as the Good Friday Agreement after the day it was concluded. Background Events that took place over a long period before 1994 had prepared…