Ó hOgartaigh, Margaret. ‘Edward Hay: Historian of 1798’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 13 (1998), pp 121-133..
This article assesses the impact that Edward Hays involvement in the political events of the 1790s had on Catholic policies between 1792 and 1822. Ó hOgartaigh looks at Hays career in the 1790s, which marked the entry of middle-class Catholics into Irish public life, and assesses the impact of the Catholic Relief Act, the Militia Act and the Convention Act (all passed in 1793) on Hays career. The article examines Hays activities before and after the 1798 rebellion in an attempt to analyse Hays precise role in the revolt which, according to Ó hOgartaigh, has been distorted by Hays own History of the Insurrection of the County Wexford, a personal vindication produced in order to clarify and, in some instances, conceal his role in the rebellion.