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13 March 2017 Edition

Fenian historian Shane Kenna RIP

13 March 2017

DR SHANE KENNA (Seaghan Mac Cionnaith), one of Ireland’s brightest young historians, died on 27 February after a brave battle with serious illness. He died just a few days before the 150th anniversary of the Fenian Rising of 1867. Shane specialised in the history of Fenianism and in his memory we carry here an edited version of an interview with him by An Phoblacht’s Mark Moloney in 2013 on how the Fenians brought a new form of warfare to the streets of 1880s Britain and his book War in the Shadows: The Irish-American Fenians who Bombed Victorian Britain. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam dílis. Free article

Book Reviews: Roots of the Rising leaders and A book for men and women

13 March 2017

Seven Signatories: Tracing the Family Histories of the Men Who Signed the Proclamation and Women Writing War: Ireland 1880-1922 Free article

The Irish freedom struggle in its social context

13 March 2017

Republicanism and Socialism in Ireland: From Wolfe Tone to James Connolly was published last year to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. Its author, Priscilla Metscher, hails from Belfast Protestant stock and has written and lectured extensively on the politics of James Connolly. She is based in Germany, where she lectured at Oldenburg University. Free article

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