Announcing: Special Edition Irish Childhood SHCY Journal
The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth: Special Issue on Ireland, Vol. 9.2
Guest editors: Sarah-Anne Buckley, Marnie Hay, and Ríona Nic Congáil.
The study of the history of childhood is a new field of research in the Irish context and it
is developing rapidly.The essays in this special issue reflect the interdisciplinary
approaches that scholars are now taking to the study of Irish childhood in the past.
Guest Editors’ Introduction
Sarah-Anne Buckley, Marnie Hay, Ríona Nic Congáil
“A Work of National Importance”: Child–Adult Dynamics in Bailiúchán na Scol/The
Schools’ Collection, 1937-1939
Caoimhe Nic Lochlainn
Placeless Dead? Finding Evidence for Children in the Irish Landscape
“This iniquitous traffic”: The Kidnapping of Children for the American Colonies in
Childhood and the Early Irish Novel
Schooling the National Orphans: The Education of the Children of the Easter Rising
Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid
“For whose benefit these burdens must be taken”: Children, Employment, and Training in
Northern Ireland, 1921-1939.
Immigrants, Aliens, Evacuees: Exploring the History of Irish Children in Britain during
the Second World War
Constructing the Child in Need of State Protection: Continuity and Change in Irish
Political Discourse, 1920s-1990s