Posts Tagged ‘Pue’s Occurrences’

The Pue in Pue’s Occurrences

11 August 2010

Contributed by Turlough O’Riordan

I’m sure some of you, even the eighteenth-century experts among you and those who have read our ‘about’ page, will have asked the question at some stage: just who was this Pue character anyway? We asked Turlough O’Riordan of the Dictionary of Irish Biography to explain…

Richard Pue, the publisher of the noted eponymous eighteenth-century Dublin newsletter, founded ‘Dick’s Coffee House’ in Skinner Row in Dublin, sometime before July 1698. He was certainly active in book auctions by this time; John Dunton described him thus: “he is a witty and ingenious man, makes the best coffee in Dublin … and has a peculiar knack at bantering, and will make rhymes to any thing” [Dublin Scuffle (2000), 429]. Nothing is known for certain about his life before then.

Commencing publication of Impartial Occurences on 25 December 1703, in partnership with Edward Lloyd, Pue edited the newspaper, sometimes with Lloyd, for the next three years. It then went into abeyance before being re-titled as Pue’s Occurences (sic) in February 1712, by which time it was in Pue’s sole ownership.

Pue was as much a printer, publisher and editor as a coffee-house proprietor. Read More

Blogging the Humanities

27 May 2010


Thanks to everyone for their support and interest in the event. We would like to inform everyone that registration is now closed. We would like to thank our speakers and attendees but in particular our sponsors David Dickson, History Ireland and the Trinity Long Room Hub. For those of you not attending we will report on the event next week and what has been discussed.


Christina, Juliana, Kevin& Lisa

Thank You!

24 February 2010

A few days ago, we posted the responses we received to our survey and were delighted to report that a majority of the readers who took the time to complete the survey were generally happy with Pue’s form and content. Our response was a momentary pat on the back followed by a now-continuing consideration of the ways in which we can tweak, transform, and generally impove Pue’s to best reflect the demands and desires of you, our readers. This week we’ve had cause for further celebration and renewed dedication to our commitment to making Pue’s the best it can be: we’ve been nominated in three different categories – Best Arts and Culture Blog; Best Group Blog; and Best Newcomer – for the 2010 Irish Blog Awards! Judging begins next week, but even if we don’t win anything, we’re absolutely thrilled to be nominated as such a relatively young blog. As you’ll see from the nominations list, we’re in extremely good company, with an incredibly wide range of blogs, some of them very well-established. It’s going to be a real pleasure exploring the blogs – some new, some old – nominated alongside us, and we encourage you to do the same. Also, check out the sponsors who fund and enable these awards, including Poetry Ireland, Red Fly Marketing, and Most importantly though, give yourselves a big pat on the back for making this possible for Pue’s. We’re incredibly grateful to you not only for nominating us for the 2010 Irish Blog Awards but also for your continuing support, readership, and loyalty! Thank you!!

Happy Christmas from all at Pue’s

22 December 2009

We would like to thank all of our readers and contributors for their support in 2009.

Happy Christmas and best wishes for the new year from all at Pue’s Occurrences.

We will resume our normal posting schedule 4 January 2010.

The history week ahead…on tv and radio: Saturday 24 October- Friday 30 October

24 October 2009

18.05: Documentary on One: The Starry Frame (letters from Irish migrants in Australia, 1849), RTÉ Radio 1

19.00: Fifty years of Music in DublinRTÉ Lyric FM.

19.30: The Scarlet Pimpernel, BBC 4 tv

20.30: Glortha an Ghorta: Great Irish Famine Folklore, RTÉ Radio 1.

21.00: Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution, BBC 4 tv

13.15: Pobal ar Aire! Gluaiseacht Chearta Sibhialta na Gaeltachta 1969-2009, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

18.30: Reeling in the years 1997, RTÉ 1 tv

19.00: Reeling in the years 1998, RTÉ 1 tv

19.00: Not Forgotten: The Men Who Wouldn’t Fight, Channel 4

19.00: Talking History, Newstalk

20.00: A Tale of Two Britains (Britain in the 1930s), BBC 4 tv

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The history week ahead…on tv and radio: Saturday 17 October- Friday 23 October

17 October 2009


2.20pm: Waterloo (film), BBC 2.

7.oopm: Fifty years of Music in Dublin, RTÉ Lyric FM.

8.30pm: The Bitter End: Ghandi (final part), BBC2, tv.

8.30pm: Glortha an Ghorta: Great Irish Famine Folklore, RTÉ Radio 1.

12.45 pm: The Unsinkable Titanic, More 4.


13:30 A Short History of Ireland Omnibus, BBC Radio Ulster.

6.05 pm: Conspiracy: Irish Political Trials under the Union (part 4 of 4), RTÉ Radio 1.

6.30pm: Reeling in the years, RTÉ 1.

7.00pm: Reeling in the years, RTÉ 1.

7.00 pm: Talking History, Newstalk.

8.00pm: Séiplínigh na Nlmirceach, TG4. Read more

Pue needs YOU!

21 August 2009

pueJust a quick post to say that if you don’t hate Facebook as much as Kevin (see his Facebook for (eh…) books post), then please go on and check out our new Facebook page, join us and perhaps even recommend us to your friends. It’s a great way to keep up with our posts, regular features and other stuff Pue is getting up to. 

I don’t want to beg but PLEASE join us… you know you want to!