I'm with royal historian Jane Dismore & acclaimed naval historian JD Davies talking about the pleasures & pains of writing non-fiction. Scroll to the bottom of the webpage to find the link for this program.
Carnage on Cheung Chau- 17th November 2019 One August night in 1912 a large band of pirates raided the tiny fishing island of Cheung Chau. Within minutes three policemen lay dead and shops and been raided. Before telephones or electricity had come to the island, it was quite cut off until the next day. In the days that followed a huge counterattack was planned by governments in Hongkong, Macao and Canton.
How Hong Kong celebrates St Patrick's Day- 17th March 2019 For the fifth year running Hong Kong's celebration of Ireland's national day were organised by the Consulate of Ireland and the St. Patrick's Society HK, turning all of Tamar Park green for the day. But Ireland's presence here - and March 17th revelry - are not new phenomena. The Gresson Street Siege - 100 years on - 21st January 2018 On the 100th anniversary of the Gresson Street Siege, Stuart Heaver's article narrates the story and the events that led to its re-telling in Policing Hong Kong - an Irish History
As well as introducing this little-known part of Irish history to the readers, the article focussed particularly on the research challenges I encountered. Sharing a front cover with the amazing Michael D. Higgins - even if only in title at the bottom - was a great bonus!
The free online quarterly magazine published by the Irish Family History Centre gave me ten pages (!) to spread myself on the story of my Irish policemens' Far Eastern careers and so bring the story to their wide readership. The link above takes you to the current issue page, its necessary to sign into the Centre (free) to access back issues including Summer 2018