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Irish History From Stamps

℘℘℘ Over the last four decades, stamp-collecting, also known as “philately,” has been undergoing a slow but sure death. This has been mirrored by a decline in letter-writing and a similar wane in the use of cursive writing. Consequently, the hobby of stamp-collecting, so beloved by generations of schoolchildren, is mostly the preserve of peopleRead more..

Christine Kinealy

World-renowned Irish historian and prolific author Professor Christine Kinealy is founding director of the Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, a scholarly resource for the study of the Great Hunger. Kinealy, an authority on Irish history, was raised in Liverpool and never learned Irish history in school. The Kinealys, she says, “were from Tipperary;Read more..