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

Jan 3rd 2015, 10:15 AM 18,697 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Dec 30th 2014, 3:02 PM 21,389 Views 24 Comments

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.

Check out these beautiful photos of Irish families enjoying our heritage
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Check out these beautiful photos of Irish families enjoying our heritage

Dec 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 13,163 Views 9 Comments

Not a bad old country.

These pics show Ireland in all its beauty
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These pics show Ireland in all its beauty

Nov 29th 2014, 9:45 AM 17,173 Views 15 Comments

Gorgeous.

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

Nov 29th 2014, 9:15 AM 7,776 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Nov 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 13,467 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Nov 9th 2014, 7:15 PM 12,751 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Oct 4th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,473 Views 4 Comments

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…

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

Aug 24th 2014, 12:00 PM 200 Views 29 Comments

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

Heritage Week: Here's how to kick off your weekend
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Heritage Week: Here's how to kick off your weekend

Aug 23rd 2014, 9:15 AM 9,615 Views 1 Comment

In this special edition of our Heritage Ireland series, Neil Jackman takes his pick of Heritage Week events and fun…

Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1,000 people
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Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1,000 people

Aug 9th 2014, 9:45 AM 50,808 Views 14 Comments

Dunmore Cave has a chilling tale to tell visitors.

Ever hear of the Irish Jesuit priest who volunteered for WW1 and took these amazing pictures?
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Ever hear of the Irish Jesuit priest who volunteered for WW1 and took these amazing pictures?

Jul 30th 2014, 7:30 AM 18,412 Views 15 Comments

Fr Frank Browne’s work as a photographer is being remembered.

Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world
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Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world

Jul 26th 2014, 9:45 AM 27,576 Views 20 Comments

Let archaeologist Neil Jackman lead you through the amazing past and present of Hook Lighthouse as well as trips to a major ancient monastery and Georgian splendour.

Heritage Ireland: A magnificent doorway into Laois's sacred past
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Heritage Ireland: A magnificent doorway into Laois's sacred past

Jun 28th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,197 Views 6 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us to an ancient monastery with breathtaking sculpture, a medieval fortress built by an Irish lord – and a manor house fit for a queen…

This GAA club is taking no World Cup-related excuses for missing training
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This GAA club is taking no World Cup-related excuses for missing training

Jun 18th 2014, 11:53 AM 14,078 Views 4 Comments

Management sent around a clever text before an intermediate and junior session last night.

Watch: We wish this guy was our history teacher
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Watch: We wish this guy was our history teacher

May 25th 2014, 10:15 AM 12,285 Views 4 Comments

The Battle of Clontarf did not go down exactly as you might have read in primary school.

Are these Kilkenny buildings Medieval, Renaissance or just kind of old? No one seems to agree
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Are these Kilkenny buildings Medieval, Renaissance or just kind of old? No one seems to agree

May 16th 2014, 5:52 PM 11,456 Views 22 Comments

They won’t be demolished but An Taisce want a national monument on the site.

Ever wanted to sleep in a lighthouse? Cutbacks might make it impossible
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Ever wanted to sleep in a lighthouse? Cutbacks might make it impossible

May 5th 2014, 7:55 PM 22,034 Views 32 Comments

Restored buildings managed by the Landmark Trust are in danger following funding cuts.

We want to have more tourists than residents in Ireland next year
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We want to have more tourists than residents in Ireland next year

Apr 30th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,140 Views 43 Comments

Leo Varadkar announces ambition to bring 7.5 million visitors here in next two years.

New pre-1901 online archive to help fill gaps in your family tree
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New pre-1901 online archive to help fill gaps in your family tree

Apr 29th 2014, 9:45 PM 28,480 Views 7 Comments

The National Archives and findmypast.ie team up to release records which survived Civil War blaze.

Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend
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Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend

Apr 19th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,180 Views 13 Comments

Lovely Doneraile Park, ancient Derrynaflan and iconic Clonmacnoise – archaeologist Neil Jackman guides you through these magical sites.

Gardaí still carrying out "extensive investigations" over killing of white-tailed eagle
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Gardaí still carrying out "extensive investigations" over killing of white-tailed eagle

Apr 19th 2014, 8:15 AM 13,942 Views 47 Comments

A post-mortem carried out on the male eagle confirmed it had been hit with around 50 shotgun pellets.

Fancy finding your inner pilgrim this weekend?
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Fancy finding your inner pilgrim this weekend?

Apr 18th 2014, 8:30 AM 9,909 Views 24 Comments

Thousands of walkers, both religious and non-religious, are expected to take part in the first-ever National Pilgrim Paths Day tomorrow.

Hidden Ireland: Where was St Brigid's firehouse and why did the flame go out?
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Hidden Ireland: Where was St Brigid's firehouse and why did the flame go out?

Apr 5th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,375 Views 8 Comments

This week, archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us through a mysterious and massive Bronze Age complex in Tyrone and medieval treasures in Kildare and Kilkenny.

David Walsh has been to 503 islands off Ireland's coast. He's now written a book.
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David Walsh has been to 503 islands off Ireland's coast. He's now written a book.

Mar 30th 2014, 11:30 AM 23,788 Views 16 Comments

“The tide can be flooding past the rock so you only get one shot,” Walsh explains.

Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin
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Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin

Mar 22nd 2014, 10:15 AM 7,897 Views 18 Comments

This week in 1923 saw an extraordinary boxing match emerge amid the chaos of the Irish Civil War.

Hidden Ireland: Were these giant tombs a big show of oneupmanship?
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Hidden Ireland: Were these giant tombs a big show of oneupmanship?

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:15 AM 16,046 Views 32 Comments

This week, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Tipperary, Kerry and the Dublin mountains.

University of Glasgow disprove Blarney Stone myths (spoilsports)
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University of Glasgow disprove Blarney Stone myths (spoilsports)

Mar 18th 2014, 2:30 PM 17,191 Views 43 Comments

Researchers tested a 19th century microscopic slice of the rock to see what they could find out.

Irish telephone boxes dial into White House and beyond
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Irish telephone boxes dial into White House and beyond

Mar 14th 2014, 1:54 PM 20,251 Views 27 Comments

A family joinery company were inspired by short film Bye Bye Now – about demise of phoneboxes – to reproduce replicas of the iconic piece of Irish street furniture. Barack Obama might be getting one today.

Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland
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Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland

Mar 8th 2014, 9:15 AM 16,104 Views 41 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman takes us on a guided tour of the treasures of one of Ireland’s most important historical hotspots.

Portlaoise baby deaths, Ireland's forests and more priorities for 2014
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Portlaoise baby deaths, Ireland's forests and more priorities for 2014

Mar 6th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,458 Views 1 Comment

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

Heavy rains cause wall and arch collapse in Pompeii
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Heavy rains cause wall and arch collapse in Pompeii

Mar 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 13,034 Views 25 Comments

Deterioration in state of ancient Roman site described as “dramatic”.

Column: Irish art and culture is being failed by lazy, inept leadership
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Column: Irish art and culture is being failed by lazy, inept leadership

Jan 22nd 2014, 1:29 PM 91 Views 42 Comments

Our Arts minister is unable to represent his department with any real knowledge, and is therefore failing to exploit what could be a multi-billion euro industry, writes Eoin Lynch.

Fire rages in Norway heritage village
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Fire rages in Norway heritage village

Jan 19th 2014, 4:58 PM 10,203 Views 9 Comments

Almost 180 people were admitted to hospital following the fire.

Moves to protect 111-year-old shipwreck washed up by storm on Kerry beach
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Moves to protect 111-year-old shipwreck washed up by storm on Kerry beach

Jan 10th 2014, 11:04 AM 29,620 Views 45 Comments

The ‘Sunbeam’ schooner had lain partially buried in the sand just offshore ever since she ran aground while on a voyage from Kinvara in Cork in 1903.

Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen's Day walk
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Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen's Day walk

Dec 26th 2013, 9:15 AM 17,882 Views 18 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman picks fascinating sites nationwide for a stroll today.

Additional €85,000 to cover Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe renovation costs
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Additional €85,000 to cover Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe renovation costs

Dec 23rd 2013, 7:02 PM 7,363 Views 18 Comments

The theatre closed in 2007 for renovation after a fire caused extensive smoke damage.

Column: What’s the future for the Irish language and do politicians want to preserve it?
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Column: What’s the future for the Irish language and do politicians want to preserve it?

Dec 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 730 Views 128 Comments

The majority of Irish people are favourably disposed towards the language, writes Seán Mag Leannáin, who says that’s a bit of a miracle given the forces raging against it.

Have You Ordered The Turkey Yet Pic of the Day
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Have You Ordered The Turkey Yet Pic of the Day

Dec 9th 2013, 2:45 PM 11,330 Views 13 Comments

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OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies
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OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies

Nov 25th 2013, 10:03 AM 13,001 Views 54 Comments

Minister Brian Hayes stressed today that the businesses will have to be “in keeping with the heritage and with the recreational nature of the sites”.