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#Heritage

From TheJournal.ie Fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones? Now you can experience what he did on his day job

Fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones? Now you can experience what he did on his day job

The public is being asked to help at archaeological dig at Glendalough.

From TheJournal.ie Why was this medieval Roscommon village abandoned centuries ago? Rindoon

Why was this medieval Roscommon village abandoned centuries ago?

Heritage Week kicks off today, and a talk in Kilkenny on the abandoned medieval village of Rindoon is just one great example of what’s on.

From TheJournal.ie Seven parks across Ireland have been given the Green Flag Award Heritage

Seven parks across Ireland have been given the Green Flag Award

The Green Flag Awards recognise parks that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways.

From TheJournal.ie 7 Irish heritage sites to visit now that kids can go for free Magnificent Seven

7 Irish heritage sites to visit now that kids can go for free

Dozens of heritage sites across the country are giving children under 12 free admission.

From TheJournal.ie Good news for parents - kids are being given free admission to dozens of Irish heritage sites To-do List

Good news for parents - kids are being given free admission to dozens of Irish heritage sites

The initiative will apply to all paid-admission sites operated by the OPW from this Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie This Mayo designer has won two awards for her handwoven, luxurious 'agriculture fashion' Wild Cocoon

This Mayo designer has won two awards for her handwoven, luxurious 'agriculture fashion'

“I think even born city-dwellers have almost unconscious muscle memory of life in rural Ireland. We all share it,” according to designer Deirdre Duffy.

From TheJournal.ie Six Irish heritage sites we should visit this Easter weekend Famine Museum Founder

Six Irish heritage sites we should visit this Easter weekend

An award-winning Roscommon heritage hero tells us what heritage sites we should visit this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's pilgrim paths: 'They're the great leveller - you could be Bill Gates or unemployed' Heritage Walks

Ireland's pilgrim paths: 'They're the great leveller - you could be Bill Gates or unemployed'

This Easter, National Pilgrim Paths Week will take place.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's Heritage Hero spent 10 years selling lottery tickets to raise funds Dedication

Ireland's Heritage Hero spent 10 years selling lottery tickets to raise funds

Matt Farrell from Co Longford was named Ireland’s Heritage Hero at an awards ceremony this week.

From TheJournal.ie Tour groups must book visits to English Market or 'traders could be in jeopardy' Overcrowded

Tour groups must book visits to English Market or 'traders could be in jeopardy'

The English Market, a fresh food venue and meeting place, is over 200 years old.

From TheJournal.ie Conserving our heritage: 'One woman was in tears that her home was a protected structure' Conservation Confusion

Conserving our heritage: 'One woman was in tears that her home was a protected structure'

If your local authority decides your house or business is a protected structure, what actually happens?

From TheJournal.ie 'The walls talk' - Dublin city is getting a new tenement museum this summer 14 Henrietta Street

'The walls talk' - Dublin city is getting a new tenement museum this summer

14 Henrietta Street will showcase the long and pockmarked history of Dublin’s tenements.

From TheJournal.ie Government delays the sale of Pearse's last surrender letter 1916 Leader

Government delays the sale of Pearse's last surrender letter

The letter was added to the Register of Cultural Objects last Friday evening, which will delay the sale for a year.

From TheJournal.ie Unsold!: 1916 surrender letter set to leave Ireland after auction fails to reach €1m Padraig Pearse

Unsold!: 1916 surrender letter set to leave Ireland after auction fails to reach €1m

It’s owner says he longer feels an obligation to keep it here.

From TheJournal.ie The government is being strongly criticised for not buying Padraig Pearse's 1916 surrender letter Historical Significance

The government is being strongly criticised for not buying Padraig Pearse's 1916 surrender letter

Gerry Adams has called it a “quite frankly bizarre decision”.

From TheJournal.ie Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing Spoilsports

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing

The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

From TheJournal.ie Five thousand years of death: The secrets uncovered at Hellfire Club site Montpelier Hill

Five thousand years of death: The secrets uncovered at Hellfire Club site

TheJournal.ie was invited to explore the first archaeological dig into a passage tomb on Montpelier Hill. How could we resist?

From TheJournal.ie Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires Improving Ireland

Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires

Several sites around Ireland are being ‘adopted’ by their local communities.

From TheJournal.ie There's just one week left to enter your pictures of Ireland's greatest monuments Wiki Loves Monuments

There's just one week left to enter your pictures of Ireland's greatest monuments

Amateur and professional photographers must submit their photos before next Friday to be in with a chance of winning the cash prize.

From TheJournal.ie Get out and about with our guide to the best of Heritage Week Heritage Week

Get out and about with our guide to the best of Heritage Week

We’ve got a great round-up of events taking place around the country.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump's 'Irish wall' could be in trouble Doonbeg

Donald Trump's 'Irish wall' could be in trouble

The US presidential hopeful wants to build a €10 million rock barrier to protect his county Clare golf course.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government increase arts spending by 445%? Heritage This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government increase arts spending by 445%?

People are calling for a minimum spend.

From TheJournal.ie 'I slept in 18 Moore Street in protest this weekend. Once these buildings are gone, they're gone' Opinion

'I slept in 18 Moore Street in protest this weekend. Once these buildings are gone, they're gone'

The ultimate question in all of this is, ‘what we value more as a society’. We can always build more shopping centres or hotels in different city centre sites, but we can never rebuild our history once destroyed, writes Sean Fox.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what it takes to remake a mysterious Iron Age vessel by hand in 2015 Pallasboy Vessel

Here's what it takes to remake a mysterious Iron Age vessel by hand in 2015

A team from Ireland and England are trying their hand – with impressive results.

From TheJournal.ie Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far Causalities Of War

Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far

This week the terrorist group destroyed a 2,000 year old temple — but it’s not its first time.

From TheJournal.ie Waterford historians unimpressed by US company's plan to clear ancient settlement Friction

Waterford historians unimpressed by US company's plan to clear ancient settlement

A ring fort will be demolished during the second phase of construction.

From TheJournal.ie US couple picked Ireland for first ever overseas trip in 2001 and are now marking 21st visit Great Little Country

US couple picked Ireland for first ever overseas trip in 2001 and are now marking 21st visit

The couple have received a free holiday to mark the milestone.

From TheJournal.ie Thatched cottages on fire in Adare, Limerick Heritage

Thatched cottages on fire in Adare, Limerick

The blaze is causing traffic chaos.

From TheJournal.ie Why we should support the Heritage Council for another 20 years Column

Why we should support the Heritage Council for another 20 years

Its funding has been decimated but it preserves our historical gems and pulls in tourists – what’s not to love?

From TheJournal.ie Here are the places in Ireland that could become UNESCO Heritage Sites On The Map

Here are the places in Ireland that could become UNESCO Heritage Sites

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, today announced a fund of €13,000.

From TheJournal.ie Ever heard of Darby's Bed? Diarmuid and Gráinne 'slept' here... Heritage Ireland

Ever heard of Darby's Bed? Diarmuid and Gráinne 'slept' here...

Discover this magical ancient site in Co Limerick, and a monastic complex that saved locals from slaughter in Kilkenny as Neil Jackman’s Heritage Ireland returns.

From TheJournal.ie Five incredible things we discovered about Ireland's hidden history in the last year Hidden Ireland

Five incredible things we discovered about Ireland's hidden history in the last year

Take some time out to read all about these pockets of Ireland’s past.

From TheJournal.ie A Sydney architect wants Limerick people to restore this ruin to its former glory Curraghchase House

A Sydney architect wants Limerick people to restore this ruin to its former glory

The architect laid out a plan whereby the whole community could play a part in rescuing the building and making it into a major tourist attraction.

From TheJournal.ie Check out these beautiful photos of Irish families enjoying our heritage I Wanna Take You To The Island
From TheJournal.ie These pics show Ireland in all its beauty Quite A Sight
From TheJournal.ie Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer Life In Frongach

Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer

Patrick Brennan’s journal will be on display in Clare Museum.

From TheJournal.ie Bullets, blood and childbirth: Emergency services and the 1916 Rising Hidden History

Bullets, blood and childbirth: Emergency services and the 1916 Rising

It’s all in a logbook that was bought by Dublin City Council.

From TheJournal.ie Archived film footage is being screened across the country in the communities that made it Keeping It Local This post contains images

Archived film footage is being screened across the country in the communities that made it

A screening will be held in Kerry and Leitrim this month, could your area be next?

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: A born fighter, bloody battles and the castle at the heart of it Hidden Ireland

Heritage Ireland: A born fighter, bloody battles and the castle at the heart of it

Archaeologist Neil Jackman criss-crosses the country to bring you a massive cairn in Sligo, a castle in Antrim with a bloody past, and a dolmen with an interesting supersition…

From TheJournal.ie The Trinity Skeletons: The archaeological quest to find out who they were View From The Trenches

The Trinity Skeletons: The archaeological quest to find out who they were

Medieval human remains found in Dublin city centre have thrown up many questions for archaeologists.