The soldiers politely provided my great-grandmother with a chair so she could watch the burning of her home in comfort

On May 9th, 1921, the British army moved through the Maine valley in Kerry, burning houses as it went. The action was a punitive one, with the homes o(...)

The GAA HQ team remember the 14 victims who lost their lives in the Bloody Sunday tragedy 100 years on at the launch of the GAA Museum’s Bloody Sunday centenary events series at Croke Park.  Photograph  Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

This year’s GAA Museum summer school heard on Friday in Croke Park that the hard part of the current wave of centenaries is still to come with the 100(...)

An RIC cadet and two members of Sinn Féin lying dead on the road, while in the background cadets are taking Sinn Féiners prisoners, Irish War of Independence, Tralee, Ireland. Photograph from The Illustrated London News, vol 157, no 4258, November 27, 1920.

The Revolution Files is a collection of articles detailing one incident in each of Ireland’s 32 counties during the revolutionary years, from 1916 to (...)

Ben Brosnan beside the smashed Civil War Monument at Talbot’s Bridge in Knocknagoshel: such actions invite a simplistic, polarised narrative of conflicts and aftermaths, and create amnesia about how myths were fashioned.   Photograph: John Reidy

In the midst of controversies over the legacy of the American civil war and the fate of monuments to that conflict, it was reported last week that the(...)

Ben Brosnan beside the smashed Civil War Monument at Talbot’s Bridge in Knocknagoshel. Photograph: John Reidy

An attack on a Co Kerry Civil War monument to five soldiers killed in a booby-trap bomb set off by Anti-Treaty forces has been condemned by politicia(...)