Alfonso King

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Paddy Dalton (right) was only seven when he died of influenza in 1918 Paddy Dalton (right) was only seven when he died of influenza in 1918

At a conference in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum on Wednesday, the audience included Eithne Wilson, one of countless millions of people whose family trees(...)

An American policeman wears a ‘Flu Mask’ to protect himself from the outbreak of Spanish flu following the first World War. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

When a major new epidemic of disease appeared in east Ulster and north Leinster in the early summer of 1918, Irish newspapers initially flagged it as (...)

Flu may have been at least indirectly responsible for the still-mysterious demise of Maj Robert Gregory, the ‘Irish Airman’ who, in the title of a famous poem by WB Yeats, foresaw his death

There was nothing especially Spanish about the Spanish flu: the global pandemic that, in two years beginning a century ago this month, killed more peo(...)

Houses in Pola de Allande

M y son Patrick and I are walking the Camino Primitivo – it’s the Camino, but not as you know it. It is early morning in May and we are in northern S(...)