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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.

From TheJournal.ie What did the Guinness family ever do for us? Guinness This post contains images

What did the Guinness family ever do for us?

Forget Arthur’s Day – National Philanthropy Day will hear about the real legacy left behind by some members of the brewing family: a cathedral, a library… and bacteria get a look in too.

From TheJournal.ie The symbol of our time: A decommissioned AK47? Sign Of Our Times

The symbol of our time: A decommissioned AK47?

The sign from the former Anglo Irish Bank HQ is vying with a decommissioned AK47 as the object of our times in National Museum poll.

From TheJournal.ie Fate of Moore Street 1916 buildings up for debate Heritage

Fate of Moore Street 1916 buildings up for debate

Oireachtas committee to hear from representatives campaigning for the preservation – but owners of site who want to redevelop it won’t attend.

From TheJournal.ie Read Me: The Irish have not always been the victims of history History

Read Me: The Irish have not always been the victims of history

Joe O’Shea’s book throws light on the lesser-known bad boys of Irish antiquity, including one Kilkenny man who captured 12,000 slaves and launched 40 cross-Atlantic slave voyages in the early 18th century.

From TheJournal.ie Bewley's signs to remain on Starbucks café - for now Nostalgia

Bewley's signs to remain on Starbucks café - for now

Bewley’s had sought to remove a mosaic and floor tiling from its former café on Westmoreland Street in Dublin city centre.

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Haughey drama trilogy gets major chunk of €4.5m BAI funding Sound And Vision

Charlie Haughey drama trilogy gets major chunk of €4.5m BAI funding

Trilogy charting Ireland through Charlie Haughey for RTÉ gets €1m funding and TG4 crime drama Corp + Anam lands €775k of the pot.

From TheJournal.ie Deenihan to undertake assessment of Moore Street 1916 site 1916

Deenihan to undertake assessment of Moore Street 1916 site

Proposed plans for a shopping mall that would include a commemorative centre cannot go ahead without ministerial consent.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Clerys is an O’Connell St icon – and the street has changed a lot Opinion

Column: Clerys is an O’Connell St icon – and the street has changed a lot

Dublin historian Pat Liddy describes the chequered history of the famous department store.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Local spirit brings Fort Camden brought back to life Hidden Ireland This post contains images

Hidden Ireland: Local spirit brings Fort Camden brought back to life

Camden Fort Meagher, recognised as one of the finest examples of classical coastal artillery forts in the world, has been brought back to life by the hard work of local volunteers.

From TheJournal.ie It's Culture Night around Ireland - so what's on? Culture Night

It's Culture Night around Ireland - so what's on?

A record 34 towns, cities and counties will tonight offer cultural discovery for all ages. Check out what museums, galleries, studios and events you can explore free of charge.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland now has the 'second-smallest' forest area in Europe Biodiversity

Ireland now has the 'second-smallest' forest area in Europe

Just 10 per cent of Ireland’s land is now forest – one of the smallest in Europe proportionally – which experts say will have a substantial impact on biodiversity.

From TheJournal.ie National Heritage Week: What’s on today? Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

From TheJournal.ie Tunnel vision: Going underground at the Casino Marino Hidden Ireland This post contains images

Tunnel vision: Going underground at the Casino Marino

Eight underground tunnels leading out from Dublin’s 18th century Casino Marino… what are they there for?

From TheJournal.ie National Heritage Week: What’s on today? Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

From TheJournal.ie National Heritage Week: What’s on today? Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

From TheJournal.ie National Heritage Week: What’s on today? Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

From TheJournal.ie National Heritage Week: What’s on today? Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

From TheJournal.ie National Heritage Week: What’s on today? Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

From TheJournal.ie National Heritage Week: What's on today? Heritage

National Heritage Week: What's on today?

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

From TheJournal.ie National Heritage Week: What's on today? Heritage Week

National Heritage Week: What's on today?

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

From TheJournal.ie National Heritage Week kicks off today with 1,550 events Heritage Week

National Heritage Week kicks off today with 1,550 events

A record number of events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

From TheJournal.ie Colosseum to be restored using private donation Colosseum

Colosseum to be restored using private donation

A luxury shoemaker will fund the restoration project, which will see works taking place at the ancient ruin for more than two years.

From TheJournal.ie Archaeologist brings Ireland's heritage to life in new audio guide Abarta

Archaeologist brings Ireland's heritage to life in new audio guide

Irish archaeologist Neil Jackman says wanted to “create something positive” when he found himself unemployed – and so he rounded up a talented team to bring Ireland’s history to life.

From TheJournal.ie Six museums to be granted accreditation for high standards Museums

Six museums to be granted accreditation for high standards

Six museums across the country are to be given accreditation from the Heritage Council under a programme aimed at raising standards in the sector.

From TheJournal.ie Timbuktu tomb destruction condemned by UNESCO Unesco

Timbuktu tomb destruction condemned by UNESCO

Islamist hardliners in northern Mali have claimed responsibility for what UNESCO termed “repugnant acts” of destruction on historical sites.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil proposal calls for greater protection of 1916 Rising HQ Moore Street

Dáil proposal calls for greater protection of 1916 Rising HQ

Sinn Féin is bringing a private members’ motion calling for the protection and full preservation of the Moore Street site.

From TheJournal.ie Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration Famine Memorial

Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration

Taoiseach linked Ireland’s ‘generational memory’ about Famine years to the country’s fight against root causes of hunger.

From TheJournal.ie Column: This is a unique island – and it’s time we regained our pride Opinion

Column: This is a unique island – and it’s time we regained our pride

Ireland has a heritage that is the envy of the world, writes Jillian Godsil. We should remember that when building our future.

13 words you'll never hear outside of Ireland... Hiberno-english This post contains images

13 words you'll never hear outside of Ireland...

…unless they are being spoken by an Irish ex-pat, of course.

From TheJournal.ie Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce Bad Planning

Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce

An Taisce’s comprehensive report suggests urban sprawl means more time in cars or transport – and less time physically active.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system Bad Planning

The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system

An Taisce has rated planning systems in 34 city and county councils. Nine of them got an ‘F’ grade.

From TheJournal.ie Action on planning inquiries 'could help stop another property bubble' Planning

Action on planning inquiries 'could help stop another property bubble'

An Taisce said alleged irregularities at seven councils had not yet been properly investigated.

From TheJournal.ie OPW enlisting voluntary groups to develop heritage sites Heritage

OPW enlisting voluntary groups to develop heritage sites

Brian Hayes said the OPW does not have the resources to exploit the historical sites’ full potential for tourists.

From TheJournal.ie What location is featured in the earliest depiction of an Irish city? Archaeology

What location is featured in the earliest depiction of an Irish city?

The original version of this charter (pictured) dates from 1372 – but what city does it represent, and who is pictured in it?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Yes, centenaries are tourism gold but let's not forget our past for a quick buck Opinion

Column: Yes, centenaries are tourism gold but let's not forget our past for a quick buck

Tour guide John Gibney says Ireland should recognise the events being marked over the coming years as vital parts of our heritage, and not just as opportunities for tourism.

From TheJournal.ie National Library gets visitor boost from its online activity Virtual Visitors

National Library gets visitor boost from its online activity

The Library has revolutionised its presence on digital media – and has a newfound popularity to prove it.

From TheJournal.ie Cork to get its 'own passport' under plan from FG councillor People's Republic

Cork to get its 'own passport' under plan from FG councillor

The idea has been floated by a Fine Gael councillor in Cork to celebrate the heritage of the rebel county – but the reaction from non-Corkonians has been less than positive…

From TheJournal.ie Letter in a bottle from Titanic victim goes on display Titanic100 This post contains images

Letter in a bottle from Titanic victim goes on display

Jeremiah Burke wrote a goodbye note and threw it overboard in a bottle – a year after his death in the disaster, it washed up near his former home.

From TheJournal.ie We'll always have Connemara: John Hinde Ltd facing examinership Postcards From The Edge This post contains images

We'll always have Connemara: John Hinde Ltd facing examinership

The picture postcard company is in financial difficulties but its rose-tinted archive of Ireland lives on in our slideshow…