The Irish Sword

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The Irish Sword  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Irish Sword
Discipline Military history of Ireland
Language English
Edited by Kenneth Ferguson
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Biannual
ISSN 0021-1389
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". Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Contents Vol. XXVI 2006-" (PDF). 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. 
  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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