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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

Mar 30th 2013, 9:45 AM 20,000 Views 27 Comments

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

Meet the 'hair archaeologist' who recreates hairdos from history
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Meet the 'hair archaeologist' who recreates hairdos from history

Mar 18th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,209 Views 11 Comments

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.

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

Mar 18th 2013, 9:15 AM 29,362 Views 43 Comments

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…

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

Mar 16th 2013, 9:45 AM 17,678 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Mar 16th 2013, 8:30 AM 13,517 Views 66 Comments

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.

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

Mar 3rd 2013, 9:45 AM 28,976 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Feb 16th 2013, 9:15 AM 91,952 Views 125 Comments

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

€300k funding announced for local and regional museum development
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€300k funding announced for local and regional museum development

Feb 10th 2013, 1:58 PM 7,293 Views 9 Comments

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

Top 5 heritage Irish sites to escape the apocalypse*
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Top 5 heritage Irish sites to escape the apocalypse*

Dec 21st 2012, 6:45 AM 11,687 Views 18 Comments

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

Pictures: Communities in Tanzania reap the benefits of Mpingo tree
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Pictures: Communities in Tanzania reap the benefits of Mpingo tree

Nov 24th 2012, 1:00 PM 6,082 Views 5 Comments

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

What did the Guinness family ever do for us?
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What did the Guinness family ever do for us?

Nov 11th 2012, 6:00 PM 29,717 Views 36 Comments

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.

The symbol of our time: A decommissioned AK47?
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The symbol of our time: A decommissioned AK47?

Nov 10th 2012, 8:30 AM 5,941 Views 36 Comments

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.

Fate of Moore Street 1916 buildings up for debate
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Fate of Moore Street 1916 buildings up for debate

Nov 8th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,492 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Oct 28th 2012, 1:00 PM 10,499 Views 40 Comments

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.

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

Oct 11th 2012, 10:00 PM 20,322 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Oct 11th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,852 Views 31 Comments

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

Deenihan to undertake assessment of Moore Street 1916 site
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Deenihan to undertake assessment of Moore Street 1916 site

Oct 4th 2012, 11:28 AM 4,901 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Sep 22nd 2012, 9:45 AM 324 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Sep 22nd 2012, 8:45 AM 12,829 Views 15 Comments

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.

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

Sep 21st 2012, 11:34 AM 4,793 Views 6 Comments

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.

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

Aug 30th 2012, 6:45 AM 26,459 Views 63 Comments

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.

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
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National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 26th 2012, 9:05 AM 3,531 Views 0 Comments

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

Tunnel vision: Going underground at the Casino Marino
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Tunnel vision: Going underground at the Casino Marino

Aug 26th 2012, 8:00 AM 27,356 Views 31 Comments

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

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
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National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 25th 2012, 9:05 AM 2,935 Views 2 Comments

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

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
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National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 24th 2012, 12:59 PM 2,862 Views 1 Comment

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

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
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National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 23rd 2012, 11:49 AM 2,186 Views 2 Comments

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

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
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National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 22nd 2012, 11:45 AM 2,825 Views 0 Comments

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

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
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National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 21st 2012, 10:13 AM 3,190 Views 2 Comments

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

National Heritage Week: What's on today?
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National Heritage Week: What's on today?

Aug 20th 2012, 10:13 AM 3,398 Views 1 Comment

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

National Heritage Week: What's on today?
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National Heritage Week: What's on today?

Aug 19th 2012, 7:45 AM 4,986 Views 8 Comments

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

National Heritage Week kicks off today with 1,550 events
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National Heritage Week kicks off today with 1,550 events

Aug 18th 2012, 8:45 AM 3,625 Views 0 Comments

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

Colosseum to be restored using private donation
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Colosseum to be restored using private donation

Jul 31st 2012, 7:15 PM 8,653 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Jul 15th 2012, 6:00 PM 5,479 Views 6 Comments

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.

Six museums to be granted accreditation for high standards
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Six museums to be granted accreditation for high standards

Jul 9th 2012, 2:30 PM 4,138 Views 0 Comments

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

Timbuktu tomb destruction condemned by UNESCO
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Timbuktu tomb destruction condemned by UNESCO

Jul 3rd 2012, 11:07 AM 3,646 Views 18 Comments

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

Dáil proposal calls for greater protection of 1916 Rising HQ
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Dáil proposal calls for greater protection of 1916 Rising HQ

May 20th 2012, 8:31 PM 6,120 Views 102 Comments

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

Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration
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Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration

May 13th 2012, 3:00 PM 3,758 Views 27 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2012, 7:30 PM 87 Views 199 Comments

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

Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00 PM 137,116 Views 191 Comments

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

Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce
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Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce

Apr 16th 2012, 9:58 PM 8,039 Views 51 Comments

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