Journalists, historians, authors, researchers, and travelers to Ireland are welcome to offer guest contributions. Submissions are generally from 500 to 1,000 words, with an accompanying photo or graphic. Use the contact form below.

Guest posts from most recent:

John Bruton (1947-2024), an appreciation: Dublin historian and former public servant Felix M. Larkin on the former taoiseach, who was the author of the 2015 collection of essay, ‘Faith in Politics’. This appreciation was published days after Bruton’s death in February 2024.

‘When the IRA Came to New York’: Mark Bulik’s ‘Ambush at Central Park: When the IRA Came to New York’ (Fordham, 2023), the true story of four comrades from the Irish War for Independence, and their paths to a bullet-riddled reunion in Manhattan. January 2024.

Jack Kavanagh on the ‘Spirit of the West’: Jack Kavanagh is the author of National Geographic’s ‘Complete National Parks of Europe’ and ‘Always Ireland: An Insiders Tour of the Emerald Isle.’ As we begin the first post-COVID travel season, I am delighted to publish his piece about Galway and the West of Ireland. May 2023.

Bringing American football to the Emerald Isle: Colum Cronin is co-founder and executive producer of the Irish NFL Show, a weekly podcast that combines insightful analysis and good craic. The show audience is a mix of people who grew up in Ireland, American expats living in Ireland, Irish people living in America, and other international fans of the game. January 2023.

Journalists recall coverage challenges during Northern Ireland Troubles: Daniel Carey is a PhD student at Dublin City University. His thesis examines the working lives of former journalists and editors in Ireland. August 2022.

Pro-Treaty delegation in Pittsburgh, May 1922: Dr. Anne Good Forrestal, a former lecturer in Sociology at Trinity College Dublin, is the granddaughter of Seán and Delia MacCaoilte. In spring 1922, he was part of the pro-Treaty delegation that visited America, including a stop in Pittsburgh. This story is based on one of his letters from the city. May 2022.

Detailing the Crosbies of North Kerry: Michael Christopher Keane is a retired University College Cork lecturer and author of three books about the Crosbies, leading and often controversial landlord families in County Kerry for over 300 years. April 2022.

Periodicals & Journalism in Twentieth-Century Ireland: Felix M. Larkin and Mark O’Brien have edited two volumes of essays that focus on periodicals as a vehicle for news and commentary, rather than literary miscellany. February 2022.

Kennedy and Parnell, lost leaders: Felix M. Larkin’s contribution to the new volume, ‘From whence I came: The Kennedy Legacy, Ireland and America’, March 2021.

From Donoughmore, Co. Cork, to Altoona, Pa.: Donoughmore historian Gerard O’Rourke on an emigrant who became bishop of Pittsburgh, February 2021.