Category: Pictures

Have you looked at this photo?

The photo reproduced here shows Patrick Pearse surrendering to Brigadier-General William Lowe on Saturday, 29th April 1916: the effective end of the Easter Rising. The location was Moore Street. If you look closely, it becomes apparent that there is a…

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…

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…

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…