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

Nov 9th 2013, 9:45 AM 11,743 Views 9 Comments

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.

Relatives of Irish transported to Australia invited to celebrate their heritage
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Relatives of Irish transported to Australia invited to celebrate their heritage

Nov 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 10,845 Views 25 Comments

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

Hidden Ireland: Ancient Ireland's secrets unveiled
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Hidden Ireland: Ancient Ireland's secrets unveiled

Nov 2nd 2013, 9:45 AM 22,153 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Nov 2nd 2013, 7:45 AM 6,870 Views 20 Comments

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.

National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot
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National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot

Nov 1st 2013, 7:30 AM 6,797 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Oct 31st 2013, 11:49 AM 9,153 Views 68 Comments

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

An Taisce rejects claims that Kilkenny home is not medieval site
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An Taisce rejects claims that Kilkenny home is not medieval site

Oct 30th 2013, 6:15 AM 16,273 Views 33 Comments

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.

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

Oct 27th 2013, 8:45 AM 15,981 Views 72 Comments

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”.)

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago
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Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago

Oct 26th 2013, 8:45 AM 12,131 Views 16 Comments

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

Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn
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Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn

Oct 12th 2013, 9:45 AM 18,401 Views 48 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman leads us through a mystical stone circle in Donegal, an abbey with a bloody past in Mayo and a medieval village in Cork.

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs
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Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs

Oct 10th 2013, 11:15 PM 5,053 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Oct 9th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,849 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Oct 8th 2013, 10:50 PM 3,895 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Oct 2nd 2013, 10:57 AM 7,017 Views 41 Comments

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.

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

Sep 28th 2013, 9:15 AM 14,823 Views 26 Comments

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.

Government has no plans to buy 274 acre Liffey Valley site
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Government has no plans to buy 274 acre Liffey Valley site

Sep 25th 2013, 4:54 PM 12,212 Views 15 Comments

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.

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

Sep 14th 2013, 9:15 AM 24,774 Views 25 Comments

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

Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley
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Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley

Aug 31st 2013, 9:45 AM 13,230 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Aug 25th 2013, 8:45 AM 15,488 Views 14 Comments

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

17 great things you can still do during National Heritage Week
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17 great things you can still do during National Heritage Week

Aug 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 6,122 Views 4 Comments

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.

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

Aug 20th 2013, 9:30 PM 9,175 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Aug 17th 2013, 9:59 AM 6,650 Views 29 Comments

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

Aug 15th 2013, 4:58 PM 18,911 Views 139 Comments

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

Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey
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Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey

Aug 3rd 2013, 9:15 AM 13,443 Views 27 Comments

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

Where has your local pub gone?
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Where has your local pub gone?

Jul 27th 2013, 8:30 PM 32,046 Views 125 Comments

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”.

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

Jul 20th 2013, 9:15 AM 37,209 Views 35 Comments

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.

Parnell and JFK: Parallels up for discussion
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Parnell and JFK: Parallels up for discussion

Jul 19th 2013, 9:35 PM 5,196 Views 23 Comments

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

No Flesh Showing in Victorian Clare Pic of the Day
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No Flesh Showing in Victorian Clare Pic of the Day

Jul 19th 2013, 9:33 AM 11,867 Views 34 Comments

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

Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams
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Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams

Jul 6th 2013, 9:15 AM 11,886 Views 15 Comments

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.

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

Jun 22nd 2013, 9:15 AM 33,980 Views 24 Comments

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

Cutbacks force Architectural Archive to close for summer
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Cutbacks force Architectural Archive to close for summer

Jun 15th 2013, 8:15 AM 4,604 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Jun 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 139 Views 61 Comments

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.

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth
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History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth

Jun 8th 2013, 9:15 AM 14,502 Views 18 Comments

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.

Young woman racially abused and spat on in Dublin city centre
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Young woman racially abused and spat on in Dublin city centre

May 31st 2013, 1:38 PM 46,020 Views 248 Comments

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

John Hinde: Nostalgic images are not just for Ireland
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John Hinde: Nostalgic images are not just for Ireland

May 19th 2013, 9:45 AM 13,150 Views 10 Comments

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

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

May 11th 2013, 12:00 PM 28,897 Views 55 Comments

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

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

May 4th 2013, 2:22 PM 12,632 Views 11 Comments

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

Ever wondered where medieval Dubliners went for a pint?
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Ever wondered where medieval Dubliners went for a pint?

May 4th 2013, 9:45 AM 25,027 Views 40 Comments

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.

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

Apr 27th 2013, 9:45 AM 28,226 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Apr 13th 2013, 11:30 AM 28,589 Views 26 Comments

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