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From dark skies to Dublin's lost prisons: Sixteen events to check out this National Heritage Week
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From dark skies to Dublin's lost prisons: Sixteen events to check out this National Heritage Week

Aug 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 26,853 Views 1 Comment

The annual heritage week takes a hybrid approach this year, with events in-person and online.

Opinion: RTÉ's GunPlot looks back at the 1970 Arms Crisis with 2021 vision
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Opinion: RTÉ's GunPlot looks back at the 1970 Arms Crisis with 2021 vision

Apr 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,079 Views 29 Comments

GunPlot is a new TV Documentary and podcast series from RTÉ on the Arms Crisis of 1970. Researcher on the TV documentary, Róisín O’Dea looks at the crisis fifty years on …

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history
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Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history

Apr 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,987 Views 3 Comments

Cuan Ó Seireadáin discusses 6 Harcourt Street, which is the subject of a TG4 documentary tonight.

The story of the Irish who fought for Republican Spain
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The story of the Irish who fought for Republican Spain

Dec 22nd 2020, 9:00 PM 18,662 Views 36 Comments

There was no escaping the Spanish question in Ireland in the twelve months after the summer of 1936, write Barry McLoughlin and Emmet O’Connor

They were called 'dirty Irish bloodhounds'. Life as an emigrant servant in the early 20th Century
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They were called 'dirty Irish bloodhounds'. Life as an emigrant servant in the early 20th Century

May 16th 2020, 9:00 PM 50,717 Views 26 Comments

Catherine Healy is hoping to gather the stories of domestic servants who worked abroad in the lead up to WW II.

Quiz: Michael Collins is on TV again tonight - how well do you know the movie?
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Quiz: Michael Collins is on TV again tonight - how well do you know the movie?

Apr 13th 2020, 10:00 PM 57,210 Views 84 Comments

Test your knowledge of the 1996 classic.

Another lost World War II ÉIRE sign has been discovered at Wexford’s Hook Head
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Another lost World War II ÉIRE sign has been discovered at Wexford’s Hook Head

Jan 21st 2020, 1:52 PM 62,318 Views 28 Comments

A local group discovered the image, after searching based on an old aerial photo.

Opinion: 'Taoiseach, discussing a united Ireland is still possible - despite the RIC debacle'
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Opinion: 'Taoiseach, discussing a united Ireland is still possible - despite the RIC debacle'

Jan 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,364 Views 81 Comments

Caoimhín de Barra looks at the possible compromises we would face if a united Ireland became a reality

'Does my Granny hold the secret to who stole the Crown Jewels from Dublin Castle?'
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'Does my Granny hold the secret to who stole the Crown Jewels from Dublin Castle?'

Dec 27th 2019, 11:00 AM 35,408 Views 7 Comments

Filmmaker Oisín Mistéil set out to answer that question in a new documentary to be aired tomorrow.

Tributes to Professor Séamus Lawless, who died on Mt Everest, as project to restore Four Courts documents launched
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Tributes to Professor Séamus Lawless, who died on Mt Everest, as project to restore Four Courts documents launched

Dec 5th 2019, 1:40 PM 15,890 Views 6 Comments

Historical records destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the beginning of the Irish Civil War have been restored digitally.

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: 'The ablest of all the fearless women who worked for Ireland’s freedom'
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Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: 'The ablest of all the fearless women who worked for Ireland’s freedom'

Dec 1st 2019, 12:00 PM 14,802 Views 16 Comments

Sheehy Skeffington fought for equality and the republican cause – but why wasn’t she put forward as a candidate in the crucial 1918 election?

FactCheck: No, hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not sold as slaves in the 17th century
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FactCheck: No, hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not sold as slaves in the 17th century

Nov 29th 2019, 5:47 PM 65,286 Views 5 Comments

Posts on social media have stated that Irish ‘slaves’ were treated as poorly as African slaves during this period.

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

Oct 24th 2018, 4:38 PM 2,592 Views 0 Comments

The many plots of Bully Acre’s incredible past.

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

Oct 10th 2018, 5:08 PM 2,204 Views 0 Comments

The story of social reformers, Anna and Thomas Haslam.

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

Sep 12th 2018, 10:56 AM 13,536 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Jun 6th 2018, 3:56 PM 4,332 Views 0 Comments

Don’t cry for Strandhill, Argentina.

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

Nov 19th 2017, 8:45 AM 14,919 Views 72 Comments

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

This 1,000 page, 5kg atlas challenges the usual story of Ireland's revolutionary history
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This 1,000 page, 5kg atlas challenges the usual story of Ireland's revolutionary history

Nov 12th 2017, 8:00 PM 29,021 Views 50 Comments

We spoke to one of its editors.

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

Sep 13th 2017, 8:00 AM 14,207 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Mar 19th 2017, 8:30 PM 21,503 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Feb 7th 2017, 7:56 PM 18,105 Views 172 Comments

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

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

Dec 30th 2016, 6:30 PM 467 Views 5 Comments

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

Hunt for family of 1916 hero who created iconic tricolour
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Hunt for family of 1916 hero who created iconic tricolour

Dec 6th 2016, 6:10 AM 16,924 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Sep 21st 2016, 8:38 PM 13,233 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Sep 17th 2016, 9:00 PM 34,301 Views 42 Comments

The auction in Kilkenny features over 800 lots.

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

Sep 10th 2016, 6:00 PM 25,073 Views 8 Comments

Get your thinking caps on.

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

Jul 26th 2016, 8:28 PM 72,214 Views 124 Comments

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

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

Mar 22nd 2016, 1:12 PM 43,240 Views 37 Comments

Make your mark on Irish history.

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

Feb 26th 2016, 7:29 AM 26,065 Views 161 Comments

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.”

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

Jan 3rd 2016, 10:00 PM 48,791 Views 88 Comments

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

Your Christmas Day in front of the telly, December 1962
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Your Christmas Day in front of the telly, December 1962

Dec 25th 2015, 2:30 PM 17,874 Views 16 Comments

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

What Ireland looked like on every White Christmas since 1964
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What Ireland looked like on every White Christmas since 1964

Dec 24th 2015, 8:30 PM 43,315 Views 12 Comments

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

WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948
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WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948

Dec 24th 2015, 11:00 AM 7,595 Views 6 Comments

Best day ever.

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

Dec 23rd 2015, 9:00 PM 19,910 Views 16 Comments

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

Christmas at Clerys: A century of bittersweet memories
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Christmas at Clerys: A century of bittersweet memories

Dec 21st 2015, 10:00 PM 17,604 Views 21 Comments

How much for a bag of toy soldiers?

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

Oct 11th 2015, 8:45 AM 25,955 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Jul 26th 2015, 8:30 PM 49,470 Views 13 Comments

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

10 tips for offbeat travellers in Ireland
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10 tips for offbeat travellers in Ireland

Jul 19th 2015, 8:45 AM 414 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Jul 4th 2015, 10:30 AM 11,805 Views 4 Comments

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

Which Era of Irish History Should You Have Lived In?
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Which Era of Irish History Should You Have Lived In?

Jun 20th 2015, 6:00 PM 12,093 Views 5 Comments

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