The Irish Sword

The Irish Sword  
DisciplineMilitary history of Ireland
Edited byKenneth Ferguson
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Ir. Sword
OCLC no.53989036

The Irish Sword is the official journal of the Military History Society of Ireland[1] containing articles on the military history of Ireland, book reviews, notes, notices, queries, illustrations[2] and proceedings.[3]

It includes information on subjects such as "West Cork and the Elizabethan wars"[4] and the experiences of Irish soldiers in Swedish service.[5]

The journal has been published since 1949, normally with two issues a year. The editor-in-chief is Kenneth Ferguson. Gerard Anthony Hayes-McCoy was founder editor, editing the journal for the first ten years to 1959.[6] Kevin Danaher edited from 1960 to 1971.[7]


  1. ^ "The Military History Society of Ireland". Archived from the original on 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  2. ^ "Contents Vol. XXVI 2006-" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-03. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  3. ^ "MHSI Proceedings 2009" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  4. ^ 0 'Mahony, Edward (2004). "West Cork and the Elizabethan Wars, 1565-1603". The Irish Sword. XXIV: 123. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  5. ^ Grosjean, Alexia; Murdoch, Steve (2004). "Irish soldiers in Swedish service 1609-1613". The Irish Sword. XXIV (95): 161–164.
  6. ^ "Guide To A35 - The Papers of Prof G.A.Hayes-McCoy". Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  7. ^ Lysaght, Patricia (October 2002). "Kevin Danaher, 1913-2002 - Caoimhin O Danachair - In Memoriam - Obituary". Folklore. 113 (2). Retrieved 31 January 2011.

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