Historical Essays

To help to contextualise the BMH and its importance as a source for Irish history, we have included academic essays on this site from two historians.

Dr. Eve Morrison has carried out extensive research on the BMH and its internal workings and her essay is available here.

Professor Diarmaid Ferriter’s essay on the BMH, originally published in the Dublin Review for the launch of the BMH in 2003, can be accessed here.