Dublin Review (Catholic periodical)
The Dublin Review was an influential Catholic periodical founded in 1836 by Michael Joseph Quin, Cardinal Wiseman and Daniel O'Connell. Quin had the original idea for the new journal, soon persuading Wiseman to lend his support, and next enlisting O'Connell whose Catholic Emancipation campaign he admired. Quin edited the first two issues before leaving to take up a post in the Spanish colonial service. This fell through, but O'Connell would not re-instate him as editor, nor allow him to continue as co-proprietor.
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, "The review was intended to provide a record of current thought for educated Catholics and at the same time to be an exponent of Catholic views to non-Catholic inquirers." Its editors and contributors included many well-known writers discussing current affairs alongside religious, literary and historical topics.
The name was chosen because Dublin was a centre of Catholic culture, and it echoed the title of the flourishing Edinburgh Review, but the journal was actually published in London: quarterly at first, then monthly. In 1961 the name was changed to the Wiseman Review, to avoid confusion, but the publication reverted to the original name in 1965. It ceased publication in 1969, and was incorporated into The Month.
Editors, proprietors, publishers
- Mark Aloysius Tierney, editor c.1837
- Henry Bagshawe, editor 1837-
- Charles William Russell, helped edit in Wiseman's time
- Charles Dolman, publisher 1838–1844
- William George Ward, owned and edited during 1860s and part of 1870s
- Herbert Alfred Henry Joseph Thomas, owner from 1878
- John Cuthbert Hedley, editor late 1870s
- Cardinal Manning, proprietor
- James Moyes, editor until 1903
- Wilfrid Philip Ward, owner and editor
- Shane Leslie, editor 1916–1926
- Christopher Dawson, editor 1940-1956
- Michael Derrick, editor 1956–1961
- "Periodical Literature". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Some 19th-century editions can be read online here.