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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
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 IN IMAGES: A brief history of the Irish protest We Have Form

IN IMAGES: A brief history of the Irish protest

This ain’t our first rodeo.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: The bits of Irish history you weren't taught at school Irish Life

Extract: The bits of Irish history you weren't taught at school

Do you remember when ‘I Shot JR’ windscreen sticker were ubiquitous or The Hucklebuck dominated the Irish music scene?

Take This Tricky Irish History Quiz

How much do you actually know about your country?

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 New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today New Man In Town

New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, is attending the ceremony in Washington DC.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: The passionate and inspirational women of the Irish Revolution – in photos Women Of The Irish Revolution

Extract: The passionate and inspirational women of the Irish Revolution – in photos

Remembering some of the women played who played pivotal roles in Irish revolution.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: David Norris calls 1916 rebels 'traitors to their own cause' Irish History X
From TheJournal.ie WATCH: This colour video brings 1950s Dublin to life Rare Auld Times

WATCH: This colour video brings 1950s Dublin to life

“I want to go to there…”

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams lashes out at John Bruton for calling the 1916 Rising 'a mistake' Oh It's On

Gerry Adams lashes out at John Bruton for calling the 1916 Rising 'a mistake'

And so begins the Great Irish History Debate of 2014-2016…

From TheJournal.ie Was Cromwell framed? Why one man thinks he might not have been that bad after all... Controversy

Was Cromwell framed? Why one man thinks he might not have been that bad after all...

A new book by an Irish amateur historian says that two men were responsible for Cromwell’s dastardly reputation.

From TheJournal.ie History experts descend on Trinity College to discover the truth about the Battle of Clontarf Irish History

History experts descend on Trinity College to discover the truth about the Battle of Clontarf

The Battle of Clontarf was fought on Good Friday 1014, when the high-king Brian Boru lost his life.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Shane MacThomais was a tireless champion of those forgotten by our history books Tribute

Column: Shane MacThomais was a tireless champion of those forgotten by our history books

Following the untimely passing of the Glasnevin Cemetery historian Shane MacThomais, his friend and fellow historian Donal Fallon remembers a man who was “beloved of Dubliners of all classes and professions”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: A novel approach to exploring Irish history Looking Back

Column: A novel approach to exploring Irish history

Comic book writer Sean Michael Wilson discusses the value and challenges of depicting history in graphic novels.

From TheJournal.ie An 'original Fine Gael Blueshirt uniform' has just gone on sale...on eBay Bidding War

An 'original Fine Gael Blueshirt uniform' has just gone on sale...on eBay

Dyed-in-the-wool Fine Gael members take note.

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 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.

A history of Ireland... in 6 minutes

Remember when mass was illegal?

From TheJournal.ie A memorial day for Daniel O'Connell? Is he worthy? Irish History This post contains a poll

A memorial day for Daniel O'Connell? Is he worthy?

A UCC professor wants O’Connell honoured, stating that like Barack Obama and Martin Luther, he was a keen instigator of democracy and civil rights.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Collins' heartbreak and naivety explored in new documentary Great Irish Journeys

Michael Collins' heartbreak and naivety explored in new documentary

The final journey of the ‘big fella’ is travelled by the RTÉ broadcaster John Creedon in a programme to be shown this evening.

From The42 Ireland's history of Tour de France stage winners History

Ireland's history of Tour de France stage winners

From Shay Elliott to Sean Kelly, here are the most successful Irish participants in the world’s greatest bike race.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams Heritage

Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Carlow, Tipperary and Meath.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Objects can tell us startling stories about our history - we should cherish them Read Me This post contains images

Column: Objects can tell us startling stories about our history - we should cherish them

Ireland is lucky to have so many national treasures that reveal our shared past; we should be proud and share them with the world, says Ruth Hegarty.

From TheJournal.ie 4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology Hidden Ireland

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

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

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: Supplying 'a long-felt want' - Dublin's public toilets How Do You Loo

Hidden Ireland: Supplying 'a long-felt want' - Dublin's public toilets

What has happened to Dublin city’s public loos?

From TheJournal.ie First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012 Review 2012 This post contains videos

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

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.

Pic: A relic of 'Dublin's Finest Laundry'

And a footnote in ‘Dublin’s All-Time Worst Business Naming Decisions’. Yes, it’s the Swastika Laundry.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's ancient relics - what are they and how have they survived? Relics

Ireland's ancient relics - what are they and how have they survived?

From their religious classification to the clues they provide archaeologists about Ireland’s chieftains and kings, here’s your guide to Irish relics.

From TheJournal.ie What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks? Michael Collins This post contains videos

What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks?

Historian’s presentation at Glasnevin Cemetery will question how the former Minister for Finance might view the current state of affairs.