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, or message me on Twitter at @MARKAHOLAN.
Guest posts from most recent:
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.
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.
‘Crowdfunding the Revolution’ in Ireland: Patrick O’Sullivan Greene is an activist shareholder and award-winning equity analyst, December 2020.
The Fall of the Fitzmaurices: County Kerry native Kay Caball is a professional genealogist and author, November 2020.
Irish-American isolationism and Irish internationalism: Dr. Michael Doorley, associate lecturer in History at the Open University in Ireland, September 2020.
The slow death of the Freeman’s Journal: Historian Felix M. Larkin, co-founder of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland, October 2019.
A touching surprise at The Mansion House: Sister Cathy Cahill, OSF, Florida-based retreat leader and frequent traveler to Ireland, April 2019.
‘Milkman’ is dark, grim & terrifically funny: Angie Drobic Holan, editor-in-chief of PolitiFact.com and my lovely and supportive spouse, April 2019.
Frank Sinatra at Kate’s Bar, Derry: Victor A. Walsh, a retired California State Parks historian who has written frequently about Ireland and Irish America, and author Dick Davis, November 2017.