Tag: Irish history

Review of The Border by Diarmaid Ferriter

The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics Diarmaid Ferriter Profile Books London   A combination of the Decade of Commemoration in Ireland and the shenanigans around a Brexit deal have led to a renewed focus on the…

A Beginner’s Guide to the First Dáil

What? The first Dáil. OK, and again, what? “Dail”? No, “Dáil”, with a fada. That accent thingy? Yes. What does it do? It changes the pronunciation. And the correct pronunciation would be? Doyle. As in Mrs Doyle? From Father Ted?…

Scenes of old Ireland from ‘The Two Hemispheres’

The Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Still in existence (and open to visitors!) today. Illustration from 'The Two Hemispheres' by George Goudie Chisolm, 1885.

The Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Still in existence (and open to visitors!) today. Illustration from The Two Hemispheres by George Goudie Chisolm, 1885.

The book The Two Hemispheres: a popular account of the countries and peoples of the world … Illustrated, etc. (1885) covers, as its title suggests, the whole world. Scans of its illustrations were among the thousands recently uploaded to Flickr by the British Library. I’ve extracted and added to the Irish History Compressed Pinterest account the ones of sights in Ireland.