Dublin in sketch and song

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I was reading Padhraig Higgins’ A Nation of Politicians: Gender Patriotism, and Political Culture in late Eighteenth-Century Ireland at the weekend. In his chapter on ‘Alehouse Politicians: the Culture of Print and the Political Nation’ Higgins discusses news proliferation and the common sight of hawkers on the streets of eighteenth century Continue reading Dublin in sketch and song

The Progress of an Irishman

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This etching by Richard Newton from 1794 shows the ‘Progress of an Irishman’ through his life in fifteen figures. The first figure shows the Irishman on the way to school (eating a potato for breakfast) and the rest of the pictures tell the story of other major events in his life, such Continue reading The Progress of an Irishman