Want to Explore Herbert Simms’ Dublin?

Want to explore the Dublin of city housing architect Herbert Simms? Here are two maps to help you! Download at https://www.amaliaetc.com/free#herbert-simms-maps

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Simms book – launch November 7

It’s here! Official launch/signing at Dubray’s (my local book shop), in Blackrock, Tue Nov 7, from 6.30pm. All very welcome! Second signing in Trinity Comp, Ballymun, Wednesday November 15 (time tbc)

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“Lady Icarus” – sold out! As are the Markievicz books!

Thank you  everyone for nice comments on the repeat showing of Donal Byrne’s film on the  Limerick aviation pioneer Mary Heath shown on RTE’s  Nationwide last night. As a result of all the publicity this year (with another film in the offing), the first printing of  Lady Icarus is now sold out at this end, […]

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Cork – “the most comfortable jail”

In early June 191, Constance Markievicz was arrested yet again and in Mallow, on 15 June, was sentenced to four months in Cork city gaol for making a seditious speech urging the boycotting of local RIC officers. She had been escorted to Mallow on a special train with about 30 police and “30 enemy soldiers […]

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Markievicz: Two summer talks

I’ll be giving a talk on Constance Markievicz at Hinterland in Kells – and then another at the Pearse Museum on Thu July 11 (7.30pm). All welcome to either – or both! Here’s the blurb for Hinterland – which takes place 27-30 June with RTE’s Myles Dungan one of the organisers. Countess Markievicz: The Life […]

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Markievicz: On her election to the House of Commons on 28 December 1918

On Saturday 28 December, the 1918 election results were announced with a landslide victory for Sinn Féin in the Irish constituencies. A day later, Markievicz was told of her election victory. She was the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons. Always happy for an excuse to goad the censor, she began […]

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