Dublin Review (Catholic periodical)

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Dublin Review
Year founded 1836
Final issue 1969
Country United Kingdom
Based in London
Language English

The Dublin Review was a 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. Contributors to the magazine included Don Luigi Sturzo, E. I. Watkin.[1] and Barbara Ward.[2] 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[edit]

Partial list


  1. ^ Farrell-Vinay, G. (2004), "The London exile of Don Luigi Sturzo (1924–1940"). The Heythrop Journal, 45: 158–177.
  2. ^ Paul T. Phillips, Contesting the Moral High Ground: Popular Moralists in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain McGill-Queen's Press 2013. ISBN 077354111X (p. 194).


External links[edit]

Some 19th-century editions can be read online here.