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#Irish History

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The hidden Dublin graveyard that's more than 1,000 years old Double Take

Double Take: The hidden Dublin graveyard that's more than 1,000 years old

The many plots of Bully Acre’s incredible past.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The bench in St Stephen's Green celebrating a little-known married couple Double Take

Double Take: The bench in St Stephen's Green celebrating a little-known married couple

The story of social reformers, Anna and Thomas Haslam.

From TheJournal.ie Bullets, ballots and a flu pandemic: Life in Ireland was very turbulent 100 years ago NLI

Bullets, ballots and a flu pandemic: Life in Ireland was very turbulent 100 years ago

The National Library of Ireland has launched its latest exhibition, which will run until May 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The street in a Sligo town mysteriously named after Buenos Aires Double Take

Double Take: The street in a Sligo town mysteriously named after Buenos Aires

Don’t cry for Strandhill, Argentina.

From TheJournal.ie David McCullagh on Eamon de Valera: 'People tended either to love him or to loath him' Opinion

David McCullagh on Eamon de Valera: 'People tended either to love him or to loath him'

It’s difficult to be even-handed about someone who arouses such strong emotions, four decades after his death, writes David McCullagh.

From TheJournal.ie This 1,000 page, 5kg atlas challenges the usual story of Ireland's revolutionary history Atlas Of The Irish Revolution

10 truly priceless Irish objects discovered by the lovely National Treasures project

Torcs and lanulas are great, but what about an Italia 90 tea tin?

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: One year in, is this really a "do-nothing" Dáil? All The Facts

FactFind: One year in, is this really a "do-nothing" Dáil?

We take a deeper look at how the 32nd Dáil compares to its predecessors.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland looks set to get a national commemoration day for the Great Famine Remembrance

Ireland looks set to get a national commemoration day for the Great Famine

The day put forward is the second Sunday in May every year.

From TheJournal.ie Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America EXTRACT

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America

In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie Hunt for family of 1916 hero who created iconic tricolour Family Fortunes

Hunt for family of 1916 hero who created iconic tricolour

Thomas Meldon was one of three men who created the tricolour which flew at Jacob’s factory during the Easter Rising.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has no government minister ever gone before the Public Accounts Committee? Factcheck

FactCheck: Has no government minister ever gone before the Public Accounts Committee?

Will Michael Noonan be the first sitting minister to go to the PAC? Or is Leo Varadkar wrong?

From TheJournal.ie A Nazi programme and GAA medals are among pieces of Irish history soon to go on sale Window Into The Past

A Nazi programme and GAA medals are among pieces of Irish history soon to go on sale

The auction in Kilkenny features over 800 lots.

Only True Irish History Buffs Will Get Over 80% In This Quiz

Get your thinking caps on.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, "Irish slaves" did NOT build the White House Factcheck

FactCheck: No, "Irish slaves" did NOT build the White House

FactCheck debunks a false claim that has gone viral after a major speech by Michelle Obama, last night.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how you can shape the living history of Ireland next month Sponsored By Census

Here's how you can shape the living history of Ireland next month

Make your mark on Irish history.

From TheJournal.ie Every vote counts: The closest election results in recent Irish history The Agony And The Ex Td

Every vote counts: The closest election results in recent Irish history

The man who won a Dáil seat by one vote tells us: “It was an awful way to win, but a terrible way to lose.”

From TheJournal.ie When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city Street Wars

When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city

What an explosive, forgotten 172-year-old chapter in Irish-American history can teach us about the world today.

From TheJournal.ie Your Christmas Day in front of the telly, December 1962 Ye Olde Idiot Box

Your Christmas Day in front of the telly, December 1962

Teilifís Éireann’s first ever TV Christmas, 53 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie What Ireland looked like on every White Christmas since 1964 The Ones We Used To Know

What Ireland looked like on every White Christmas since 1964

What did we watch on RTE in 1964? Who had the Christmas No 1 during the Big Freeze of 2010?

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948 Christmas Past

WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948

Best day ever.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Relive a 1940s Irish Christmas with these magical archive videos Winter Wonderland

WATCH: Relive a 1940s Irish Christmas with these magical archive videos

Snowball fights, the Christmas Day swim, and grown men acting like little children – more than 70 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas at Clerys: A century of bittersweet memories Rewinding The Clock

Christmas at Clerys: A century of bittersweet memories

How much for a bag of toy soldiers?

From TheJournal.ie We've found 73 MILLION old £20 notes behind the couch since the euro arrived Cash In The Attic

We've found 73 MILLION old £20 notes behind the couch since the euro arrived

€4.1 billion in punts, overall. That’s a hell of a lot of Communion money.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: A treasure trove of old Irish newsreels has gone online for the first time The Past Is Another Country

WATCH: A treasure trove of old Irish newsreels has gone online for the first time

Walt Disney meets Dev, Miss Ireland 1942, and the ESB in Bahrain, 1977.

From TheJournal.ie 10 tips for offbeat travellers in Ireland Column

10 tips for offbeat travellers in Ireland

If you like exploring Irish history, stories and eccentricities then read on…

From TheJournal.ie These everyday objects bring a century of Irish history to life online First World War

These everyday objects bring a century of Irish history to life online

Two new exhibitions chronicle the defining decades of modern Irish history.

Which Era of Irish History Should You Have Lived In?

You would have loved it too.

Is this Ireland's oldest Tayto bag?

From waaaay back in 2001.

From TheJournal.ie Read the diary of an Irish priest in the World War I trenches Pages Of History

Read the diary of an Irish priest in the World War I trenches

You can now read his diaries online.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Tracing the footsteps of one of the Great Famine's darkest chapters The Missing 1490

PHOTOS: Tracing the footsteps of one of the Great Famine's darkest chapters

In May 1847, 1,490 people from Strokestown, Co Roscommon set out for Canada. Less than half of them made it there.

From TheJournal.ie To thee I do wed: A century of marriage in Ireland The Big Day Through The Ages

To thee I do wed: A century of marriage in Ireland

How was it when your parents and grandparents got hitched? And how does today’s Ireland compare?

From TheJournal.ie "Your borstal is a disgrace": A grim century of St Pat's Borstal Boys

"Your borstal is a disgrace": A grim century of St Pat's

St Patrick’s Institution started in Co Tipperary – and was once condemned by Fr Edward Flanagan of ‘Boys’ Town’ fame.

From TheJournal.ie Liam Neeson to use his very particular set of skills to narrate 1916 doc The Rising

Liam Neeson to use his very particular set of skills to narrate 1916 doc

The series will be aired on RTÉ as well as the BBC.

From TheJournal.ie Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical A Full And Frank Exchange

Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical

Let’s have it then, Deputy…

From TheJournal.ie The tale of the 18th century baronet, his Irish mistress and a horrific love charm Irish Legends

The tale of the 18th century baronet, his Irish mistress and a horrific love charm

“Nothing prepared me for the unearthing this tale of witchcraft, lust and horror, set in 18th century Co Mayo.”

From TheJournal.ie Uncovering another Ireland... by cycling 1000kms along an old railway line Hidden Ireland

Uncovering another Ireland... by cycling 1000kms along an old railway line

Artist Pamela de Brí found lots of interesting people and places during her trip.

6 of the dirtiest insults thrown across the floors of the Dáil and Seanad

Featuring: Scumbags, fannies, turnips and a certain future Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Dubliners to retrace the steps of 1916 Rising fighters on Freedom Trail The Thin Green Line
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