Author: Bruce Gaston

Reposted: Patrick Pearse: A Short Biography

The intellectual leader behind the Easter Rising of 1916, Pearse, born 10 November 1879, had qualified as a lawyer but his interests ranged widely beyond that. He was a proponent of both the revived Irish language and educational reform; combining…

Irish History Compressed on Pinterest

We’re on Pinterest now, under the url http://pinterest.com/irishhistory (“irishhistorycompressed” being – according to the website – too long for a name. This is the same problem as Twitter has, which partly explains the lack of an Irish History Compressed Twitter…

Just published: the Irish History Compressed ebook

Irish History Compressed, a short narrative overview of Ireland’s history from its beginnings to the modern day, is now available for download from Amazon’s Kindle Store. Further ebook formats will follow shortly. Click here to purchase Irish History Compressed on…

Welcome to Irish History Compressed!

29th September 2012, the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Ulster Covenant: a significant date for launching a new blog and publishing venture on Irish and Northern Irish history (can one ever really separate the two?). Strictly speaking, today…