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From TheJournal.ie Heritage Week: Here's how to kick off your weekend Heritage Ireland

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1,000 people Hidden History

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

Dunmore Cave has a chilling tale to tell visitors.

From TheJournal.ie Ever hear of the Irish Jesuit priest who volunteered for WW1 and took these amazing pictures? In The Trenches This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world Hidden History

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: A magnificent doorway into Laois's sacred past Heritage Ireland

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

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…

From The42 This GAA club is taking no World Cup-related excuses for missing training Birth Certs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Watch: We wish this guy was our history teacher Clontarf Revisited

Watch: We wish this guy was our history teacher

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

From TheJournal.ie Are these Kilkenny buildings Medieval, Renaissance or just kind of old? No one seems to agree Age Isn't Just A Number

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ever wanted to sleep in a lighthouse? Cutbacks might make it impossible Return To Ruin This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie We want to have more tourists than residents in Ireland next year Fáilte

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New pre-1901 online archive to help fill gaps in your family tree Lost History

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend History

Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend

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

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí still carrying out "extensive investigations" over killing of white-tailed eagle Rare Bird

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fancy finding your inner pilgrim this weekend? Walk This Way

Fancy finding your inner pilgrim this weekend?

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

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Where was St Brigid's firehouse and why did the flame go out? Heritage

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin Fight Night This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Were these giant tombs a big show of oneupmanship? Heritage

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

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

From TheJournal.ie University of Glasgow disprove Blarney Stone myths (spoilsports) Shift In The Lab

University of Glasgow disprove Blarney Stone myths (spoilsports)

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish telephone boxes dial into White House and beyond Good Call

Irish telephone boxes dial into White House and beyond

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland Boyne Valley

Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie Portlaoise baby deaths, Ireland's forests and more priorities for 2014 Oireachtas Agenda

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

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy rains cause wall and arch collapse in Pompeii Ruined

Heavy rains cause wall and arch collapse in Pompeii

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish art and culture is being failed by lazy, inept leadership Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fire rages in Norway heritage village Norway

Fire rages in Norway heritage village

Almost 180 people were admitted to hospital following the fire.

From TheJournal.ie Moves to protect 111-year-old shipwreck washed up by storm on Kerry beach Sunbeam

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen's Day walk Walk It Off

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Additional €85,000 to cover Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe renovation costs Irish Language

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: What’s the future for the Irish language and do politicians want to preserve it? Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Have You Ordered The Turkey Yet Pic of the Day Pic Of Day
From TheJournal.ie OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies Heritage

OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Ready to meet Ireland's very first farmers? Heritage

Hidden Ireland: Ready to meet Ireland's very first farmers?

This week, archaeologist Neil Jackman is awed by the Neolithic treasures of Lough Gur, as well as a stunning Kerry fort complex and a Galway medieval cathedral.

From TheJournal.ie Relatives of Irish transported to Australia invited to celebrate their heritage Birth Of A Nation

Relatives of Irish transported to Australia invited to celebrate their heritage

Notorious Fremantle Prison to mark contribution of all transported convicts to the building of Western Australia – including Irish.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Ancient Ireland's secrets unveiled Ancient Ireland This post contains images

Hidden Ireland: Ancient Ireland's secrets unveiled

You’ll be inspired to take a trip to your local heritage site after reading this.

From TheJournal.ie EU Commission assessing if demolition of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ is in breach of EU directive Heritage

EU Commission assessing if demolition of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ is in breach of EU directive

A local group has said that there is a medieval gable wall at one of the houses but the council said there is not yet sufficient evidence of this.

From TheJournal.ie National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot Open Archive

National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot

The NLI has become first Irish group to feature on Google Cultural Institute, bringing their archive to world attention.

From TheJournal.ie Abolition of points system means there won't be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group An Dtuigeann Tu Gaeilge?

Abolition of points system means there won't be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group

The government is abolishing a scheme that gave bonus marks to people sitting civil service entrance exams if they speak Irish.

From TheJournal.ie An Taisce rejects claims that Kilkenny home is not medieval site Heritage

An Taisce rejects claims that Kilkenny home is not medieval site

Kilkenny County Council’s archaeologists say that a site on Vicar Street contains no traces of a medieval minister’s house, but An Taisce disagrees.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to mark 1,000 years since "defining" Battle of Clontarf Boru Abu

Plans to mark 1,000 years since "defining" Battle of Clontarf

Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan hoping for major programme to mark Battle of Clontarf (although, fact fans, it took place “closer to Glasnevin than modern-day Clontarf”.)

From TheJournal.ie Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago Working Lives

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago

Working Lives exhibition at the NLI exposes the conditions in which men, women and children toiled to survive.