Peter Hart

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Irish troops moving over the captured German 2nd line at Cambrai, France, circa 1917. Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

January 21st, 1919 was an auspicious day in Irish history. The War of Independence started when men from the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Volunt(...)

The temperature threatened to rise dramatically on more than a few occasions over the weekend at the inaugural West Cork History Festival at Lissard Estate in Skibbereen. Photograph: Liss Ard Estate/Twitter

The setting may well have been bucolic and the weather pleasant but the temperature threatened to rise dramatically on more than a few occasions over (...)

New evidence from Cork does not support the thesis the IRA engaged in a sectarian campaign during the War of Independence, a history conference has he(...)

A card from the Frongoch camp: ‘In Frongoch, Michael Collins had became a dominant figure in what has been described as the ‘university of revolution’.’ Photograph: © National Museum of Ireland

On this day one hundred years ago, those untried prisoners returning to Ireland following their internment after the Easter Rising had every reason to(...)

Above,  Michael Collins  in London for the treaty negotiations  in December 1921. Photograph:  Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Michael Collins was many things, but he was no trailblazing feminist. However, judging by the speech delivered at Beal na Blá last weekend by the Mini(...)

University College Cork, where Dr Andy Bielenburg and Dr John Borgonovo will give a lecture on the Dunmanway killings this week. Photograph: Denis Minihane/The Irish Times.

Two historians will deliver a lecture this week on the 1922 Dunmanway killings in Bandon, West Cork. In the event which is also known as the Bandon V(...)

When a person with a richly layered life dies, the phrase “ renaissance man” is often deployed to unite the whole. With the passing of John Chisholm, (...)

The late historian Dr Peter Hart.

A historian who challenged the late Dr Peter Hart over his controversial thesis that the IRA engaged in sectarian killings in West Cork, will give the(...)

View of Sing Sing, a vault at Kilquane Cemetery, Knockraha, Co Cork, used by the IRA for holding prisoners during the War of Independence. Photograph:  Gerard Murphy

A controversial thesis that the killing of some 13 Protestants by members of the IRA in West Cork in April 1922 during the truce was sectarian has bee(...)