Archive for July, 2013

Why would anyone bother to visit the Periodicals Room?

Posted on July 29, 2013 in Journals and Magazines

Some journals are not online, some will only be available in an archive later, and some are simply far more attractive in their paper form.  Besides, visiting the Periodicals RoomHistory Ireland July August 2013 and browsing through your subject area, you discover many articles that you would never have deliberately searched online.

I went looking for History Ireland, in search of a particular photograph (Frances Browne, which is in a 2010 issue), and ended up noticing quite a number of interesting articles, all in the Irish history area of DA 910 to DA 995.

The current issue of History Ireland is devoted to the Lockout of 1913 (of course).  Within the pages “Emmet O’Connor casts a cold eye on the turbulent career of the Lockout’s hero”, John Gray writes about Larkin and the Belfast dock strike of 1907, and there are many other articles about the 1913 and other lockouts.  We are brought up to date with articles on the effect of the Dublin Lockout on the Irish labour movement and the story of the monument to Jim Larkin that stands in O’Connell Street.

Our latest issue of the Dublin Historical Record includes an article very interesting to anyone familiar with the houses and roads all around the  Killester DART Station.  ‘Houses for Heroes: Life in the Killester Colony 1919-1945’ by Jan O’Sullivan uses interviews with families of servicemen who lived in the largest housing scheme for ex-servicemen in Ireland.

The most recent issue of The Irish Review (Autumn 2012) includes a substantial review section in addition to the following articles:

Bankers, Bureaucrats, Booms and Busts / L. M. Cullen.Irish Review Autumn 2012

‘What Else?’ On Dublin Contemporary / Declan Long.

The Bloody Sunday Inquiry and the Saville Report: Declaring Innocence, Attributing Blame and the Limitations of Public Inquiries / Charlotte Barcat.

Lines of Dissent: Patrick Kavanagh’s ‘Shancoduff’ / Thomas O’Grady.

It’s a long way to Tipperary: Globalization and tradition in Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland / Stanley Van Der Ziel.


The Periodicals Room is now on the second floor of the Hesburgh Library.  If you have questions about Irish Studies periodicals, I will be happy to help.


Women’s Issue: Études Irlandaises

Posted on July 16, 2013 in Journals and Magazines

The Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Études Irlandaises is in the Periodicals Room (2nd floor: DA 925 .E86)

Enjeux féministes et féminins dans la société irlandaise contemporaine

Feminist and Women’s Issues in Contemprary Irish Society

Études Irlandaises Feminist Issue

Études Irlandaises Feminist Issue


Women of Ireland, from economic prosperity to austere times: who cares?  Marie-Jeanne Da Col Richert.

Gender and electoral representation in Ireland / Claire McGing and Timothy J. White.

The condition of female laundry workers in Ireland 1922-1996: a case of labour camps on trial / Eva Urban.

Ireland’s criminal conversation / Diane Urquhart.

Women’s art in Ireland and Poland 1970-2010: Experiencing and experimenting on the female body / Valérie Morisson.

“Nobody knows what is in them until they are broken”: Medbh McGuckian’s feminist poetry / Shane Alcobia-Murphy.

Representation of madness in Irish society in the drama of Brian Friel / Michelle Kennedy.

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: féminisme et stratégie d’indirection / Chantal Dessaint-Payard.

Contemporary Caitlín: Gender and society in Celtic Tiger popular fiction / Sorcha Gunne.