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From TheJournal.ie Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs Environment

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs

Yesterday, Minister Jimmy Deenihan said that turf cutting declined by 45 per cent this year – but turf cutters dispute this.

From TheJournal.ie Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’ Kilkenny

Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’

A local group has opposed the plans for a new roadway at the site, claiming that medieval remains should be protected.

From TheJournal.ie Unauthorised turf cutting declined by 45 per cent so far this year Turf Cutting

Unauthorised turf cutting declined by 45 per cent so far this year

Almost 3,800 compensation payments have also been made to turf cutters.

From TheJournal.ie EU to investigate Kilkenny plans to demolish 'heritage houses' for new roadway Kilkenny

EU to investigate Kilkenny plans to demolish 'heritage houses' for new roadway

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 Hidden Ireland: Have you seen this ancient carving of a hurley and sliotar? Hidden Ireland

Hidden Ireland: Have you seen this ancient carving of a hurley and sliotar?

For the All-Ireland hurling replay day that’s in it, check out that historic gem (in Donegal!) and others in Tipperary and Tyrone as part of Neil Jackman’s bi-weekly series.

From TheJournal.ie Government has no plans to buy 274 acre Liffey Valley site Liffey Valley Park

Government has no plans to buy 274 acre Liffey Valley site

Campaigners want the lands at St Edmundsbury in Lucan bought to make up part of a proposed Liffey Valley Park, but nobody seems to have the money.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: The passage tomb that predates Newgrange by 700 years Heritage

Hidden Ireland: The passage tomb that predates Newgrange by 700 years

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three fascinating places to visit this weekend in Sligo, Kildare and Fermanagh.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley Heritage

Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley

Highest waterfalls, venerable mansions, ancient tombs, rare bog flora, proud forts of lost chieftains. Head to Co Derry if all that tickles your fancy.

From TheJournal.ie The town that proves accessibility IS for all (even with no budget) Cashel

The town that proves accessibility IS for all (even with no budget)

Cashel is a heritage town that has seen the whole community come on board to improve accessibility.

From TheJournal.ie 17 great things you can still do during National Heritage Week Heritage Week

17 great things you can still do during National Heritage Week

It’s almost over but National Heritage Week runs until Sunday and there are still loads of great things you can do in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week History Alive

Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week

Free events around the country have been introducing every age to the hidden treasures in their locality.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you planning to do anything for National Heritage Week? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you planning to do anything for National Heritage Week?

National Heritage Week kicks off today with over 1,700 events due to take place. Will you be at any of them?

What bit of Irish heritage would you like to tell the world about?

Which part of your local heritage are you most proud of? We want to know.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey Heritage

Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three fascinating places to visit this weekend in Wexford, Galway and Meath.

From TheJournal.ie Where has your local pub gone? The Irish Pub This post contains videos

Where has your local pub gone?

New website aims to get people discussing “the good, the bad and the ugly sides of the Irish pub, its contribution to Irish life in general, its future and its legacy”.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: The mystery of the 5,000-year-old empty tomb on top of a Wicklow mountain Heritage

Hidden Ireland: The mystery of the 5,000-year-old empty tomb on top of a Wicklow mountain

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Wicklow, Roscommon and Armagh.

From TheJournal.ie Parnell and JFK: Parallels up for discussion Lost Leaders

Parnell and JFK: Parallels up for discussion

Parnell Summer School offering scholarships to third-level students to come to the August seminar.

From TheJournal.ie No Flesh Showing in Victorian Clare Pic of the Day Frolics

No Flesh Showing in Victorian Clare Pic of the Day

National Library of Ireland has found this pic of Kilkee in its infancy as a seaside resort.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams Heritage

Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Carlow, Tipperary and Meath.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: A deserted medieval town, Ireland's Alcatraz, and a round tower Hidden Ireland

Hidden Ireland: A deserted medieval town, Ireland's Alcatraz, and a round tower

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at 3 off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Roscommon, Cork and Laois.

From TheJournal.ie Cutbacks force Architectural Archive to close for summer Architecture

Cutbacks force Architectural Archive to close for summer

Ireland’s ‘buildings record’ says it has to make its six staff temporarily redundant.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Proposed road through Kilkenny shows the lack of value placed on heritage Opinion

Column: Proposed road through Kilkenny shows the lack of value placed on heritage

Building a central access road in the heart of historic Kilkenny while simultaneously trying to encourage tourism based on the city’s architectural heritage makes no sense, writes Geni Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth Hidden History

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman shines a spotlight on a town chock-full of interesting sites for you to visit this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Young woman racially abused and spat on in Dublin city centre Racism

Young woman racially abused and spat on in Dublin city centre

Úna-Minh Kavanagh had to rub spit out of her hair after an attack on Parnell Street in Dublin yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie John Hinde: Nostalgic images are not just for Ireland Postcard Perfect This post contains images

John Hinde: Nostalgic images are not just for Ireland

London and Amsterdam will see exhibition of shots from major landmarks around England and, of course, Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit Hidden Ireland

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests four more heritage sites to visit in Offaly, Roscommon, Meath and Tipperary.

From TheJournal.ie Great Barrier Reef status as 'natural wonder of the world' under threat Slap On The Wrist

Great Barrier Reef status as 'natural wonder of the world' under threat

The UN says Australia hasn’t done enough to tackle concerns about rampant coastal development and water quality at the world heritage site.

From TheJournal.ie Ever wondered where medieval Dubliners went for a pint? Hidden Ireland

Ever wondered where medieval Dubliners went for a pint?

A bloody massacre at a picnic in Ranelagh, mass graves of Black Death victims in Dublin 8: this and more in our illustrated guide of Viking and medieval Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit Hidden Ireland

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests four (free) heritage sites to visit in Cork, Galway, Louth and Laois.

From TheJournal.ie 3 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit Hidden Ireland

3 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests three (free) heritage sites to visit in Waterford, Cork and Kildare.

From TheJournal.ie 4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit Hidden Ireland

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

There is no entry fee to any of these sites in Kilkenny, Mayo, Wicklow and Meath – so what are you waiting for?

From TheJournal.ie Meet the 'hair archaeologist' who recreates hairdos from history Hairstory This post contains videos

Meet the 'hair archaeologist' who recreates hairdos from history

Janet Stephens’s research takes her from museum to library – and she even learned German to study documents which helped uncover the elaborate coiffures of antiquity.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what posh Irish toilets looked like 700 years ago Hidden Ireland

Here’s what posh Irish toilets looked like 700 years ago

These were the state-of-the-art toilets of the 1300s, although privacy, disposal and the danger of being caught by the wind were still a danger…

From TheJournal.ie 4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology Hidden Ireland

4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology

Follow in the footsteps of St Patrick this weekend… or at least to the places he’s reputed to have visited for special events.

From TheJournal.ie Uncovering the 'Disappeared' of Irish War of Independence and Civil War Hidden History

Uncovering the 'Disappeared' of Irish War of Independence and Civil War

Historian and archaeologists attempt to uncover secret history of over 180 civilians by the ‘old’ IRA between 1919 and 1923 in TV3 two-part doc.

From TheJournal.ie 3 more off-the-beaten track places you really should visit Hidden Ireland

3 more off-the-beaten track places you really should visit

There is no entry fee to any of these sites in Westmeath, Mayo and Wexford – so what are you waiting for?

From TheJournal.ie 5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit Hidden Ireland

5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit

There is no entry fee to any of these sites – so what are you waiting for?

From TheJournal.ie €300k funding announced for local and regional museum development Cultural Tourism

€300k funding announced for local and regional museum development

Funding available for regional museum development projects has been significantly expanded for 2013 to promote cultural tourism in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Top 5 heritage Irish sites to escape the apocalypse* Hidey Holes

Top 5 heritage Irish sites to escape the apocalypse*

*If you are reading this, it probably hasn’t happened so far this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Communities in Tanzania reap the benefits of Mpingo tree Tanzania This post contains images

Pictures: Communities in Tanzania reap the benefits of Mpingo tree

The most expensive wood for carving figures and instruments, its certification last year has created huge opportunities for communities.