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From TheJournal.ie Irish author uncovers the story of Napoleon’s 'forgotten' Irish Legion Hidden History

Irish author uncovers the story of Napoleon’s 'forgotten' Irish Legion

A new historical fiction book looks at the history of the Irish men who fought during the Napoleonic Wars.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny's grandfather, a Dutch plane full of diamonds: Illustrating the lesser-known histories of Irish lighthouses Shine A Light

Enda Kenny's grandfather, a Dutch plane full of diamonds: Illustrating the lesser-known histories of Irish lighthouses

Roger O’Reilly’s book of illustrations looks at the hidden history of Ireland’s lighthouses.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The little-noticed laneway called Misery Hill in Dublin Double Take

Double Take: The little-noticed laneway called Misery Hill in Dublin

The unlikely association with St James in Dublin’s Docklands.

From TheJournal.ie Volunteers have restored Bray Head's huge WWII 'Eire' sign Neutrality Marking

Volunteers have restored Bray Head's huge WWII 'Eire' sign

The sign was revealed by recent wildfires after lying hidden for many years.

From TheJournal.ie Wildfire unveils huge WWII 'EIRE' sign on Bray Head Look-out Posts

Wildfire unveils huge WWII 'EIRE' sign on Bray Head

The signs were used during World War II to guide pilots, as Ireland was a neutral country.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish woman fought as a man in the USA's Civil War Hidden History

This Irish woman fought as a man in the USA's Civil War

Albert Cashier was born Jennie Hodgers in Clogherhead.

From TheJournal.ie IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue Hidden History

IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue

Russell was an IRA chief of staff who died on a German u-boat in 1940.

From TheJournal.ie Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires Improving Ireland

Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires

Several sites around Ireland are being ‘adopted’ by their local communities.

From TheJournal.ie The mystery of the historic bomb-making equipment found in a Dublin attic Hidden History

The mystery of the historic bomb-making equipment found in a Dublin attic

Jorge Zulkouski found the items ten years ago and with the 1916 centenary coming up, he thought now was the time to try to find out more.

From TheJournal.ie The true tale of the Irish rugby players killed in World War I Hidden History

The true tale of the Irish rugby players killed in World War I

Pals – The Irish at Gallipoli tells their story.

From TheJournal.ie Five incredible things we discovered about Ireland's hidden history in the last year Hidden Ireland

Five incredible things we discovered about Ireland's hidden history in the last year

Take some time out to read all about these pockets of Ireland’s past.

From TheJournal.ie Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer Life In Frongach

Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer

Patrick Brennan’s journal will be on display in Clare Museum.

From TheJournal.ie Bullets, blood and childbirth: Emergency services and the 1916 Rising Hidden History

Bullets, blood and childbirth: Emergency services and the 1916 Rising

It’s all in a logbook that was bought by Dublin City Council.

From TheJournal.ie Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves? Hidden History

Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?

An archaeologist in Sligo has identified 35 used to hide people and ammunitions and needs your help to find more.

From TheJournal.ie This historic Cork mansion was the scene of a kidnapping, and it's now at risk Vernon Mount

This historic Cork mansion was the scene of a kidnapping, and it's now at risk

The house has a private owner who lives in the USA.

From TheJournal.ie What's being done about historic gravestones at the 'Cabbage Gardens' being vandalised? Hidden Ireland

What's being done about historic gravestones at the 'Cabbage Gardens' being vandalised?

The burial site is located in a park, but even CCTV hasn’t deterred people from vandalising them.

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: The church at the crossroads of Dublin's ancient past Hidden History

Heritage Ireland: The church at the crossroads of Dublin's ancient past

St Audoen’s in Dublin city centre stands by the most ancient road into Dublin. (And learn, too, about where the monks from Skellig Michael fled from their lonely rock in the sea.)

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast Hidden History

Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast

Archaeologist Neil Jackman transports us to another batch of wonderful Irish historical gems in Sligo, Dublin – and that incredible southerly Copper Coast.

From TheJournal.ie Where in Ireland was the 'Doll's House'? Hidden History

Where in Ireland was the 'Doll's House'?

It was immortalised in a Frank O’Connor story.

From TheJournal.ie Here's who worried about prostitutes, thieves and riots in Irish cinemas in 1910... Hidden Ireland
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 This Wexford man walked 10,000 miles through China in 1914 to find his family Hidden Ireland

This Wexford man walked 10,000 miles through China in 1914 to find his family

Dr Hadden survived 2,000 people throwing “clods of earth” at him during one point in his journey…

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: Who is this man with the frightfully fancy tomb? Hidden History

Heritage Ireland: Who is this man with the frightfully fancy tomb?

Archaeologist Neil Jackman brings us on a round tower with a view and a fantastically flamboyant neo-gothic mansion.

From TheJournal.ie Tracing the 'missing 1490' who fled Strokestown during the Famine Hidden History

Tracing the 'missing 1490' who fled Strokestown during the Famine

A new project looks at the lives of the 1490 people who left Roscommon for Canada in 1847. What happened to them?

From TheJournal.ie Heard of Josie MacAvin? She's Ireland's only Emmy AND Oscar winner Old Hollywood

Heard of Josie MacAvin? She's Ireland's only Emmy AND Oscar winner

A movie-themed tour is being launched at Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum in honour of MacAvin.

From TheJournal.ie Eirebrushed - the woman 'written out' of Irish history (and why this isn't unusual) Hidden History

Eirebrushed - the woman 'written out' of Irish history (and why this isn't unusual)

Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell was ‘airbrushed’ out of an important photograph from 1916.

Can you help work out the name of this mysterious Irish town?

A Redditor needs your help in the hunt for his Irish heritage.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Journeying into the abandoned mines of Ireland Hidden History This post contains images

Pics: Journeying into the abandoned mines of Ireland

The mines are visited by ‘urban explorers’ – but can be dangerous places.

From TheJournal.ie Cycling photographer's rare pictures uncover the Ireland of old Irish History This post contains images

Cycling photographer's rare pictures uncover the Ireland of old

Franz Haselbeck cycled around Limerick and South Clare taking photographs of daily events – and major happenings.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden History: The 'forgotten' Irish Brigades abroad Irish Brigades

Hidden History: The 'forgotten' Irish Brigades abroad

A new book looks at the history of the Irish Brigades from the Wild Geese to the Napoleonic Wars.

From TheJournal.ie "The street was my playground": A journey back to the tenement days Hidden History

"The street was my playground": A journey back to the tenement days

Phyllis Radburn, who lived on Henrietta St, was able to take a trip back to her former home thanks to Dublin City Council.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: The secrets of Dublin tenements Hidden History

VIDEO: The secrets of Dublin tenements

Why do some tenement homes have thick blue paint on the walls? An expert explains.

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 Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive Yourstory

Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive

These top tips from National Library of Ireland’s conservation expert could help you hold onto family memories for longer.

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 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 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 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 Hidden Ireland: The air raid shelter under a Dublin clothing store Bomb Shelters

Hidden Ireland: The air raid shelter under a Dublin clothing store

One clothing store on Grafton St gives a glimpse into how Irish businesses protected themselves from air raids during WWII.

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