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# Curious Eye

Last month
May 2023
# Curious Eye
From wattle and wicker to a Guinness World Record: The fascinating history of Sean’s Bar
Athlone’s Ancient Alehouse: Explore Sean’s Bar, Ireland’s oldest pub which dates back to 900AD
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From WW1 to the Wild Atlantic Way: The concrete tugboat that became a landmark in Ballina
The story of SS Crete Boom, the striking concrete tugboat that was commissioned over 100 years ago by the British government for the First World War and ended up in Co Mayo.
This year
# Curious Eye
Full Circle: The fascinating story of a prehistoric Donegal landmark overlooking 5 counties
An Grianán of Aileach’s history involves the Uí Néill dynasty, a visit from St Patrick and a remarkable renovation in the late 19th century.
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Explore the pink castle in West Cork that’s home to an Academy Award winner and his family
For 25 years, Kilcoe Castle has been the extraordinary residence of Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack.
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Paranormal activity and a 900-year-old omen: The haunted history of Charleville Castle
Do you dare read about the spooky tales of wandering ghosts and a deathly Oak tree synonymous with a famous Tullamore estate?
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Churn of the Century: The history of butter told in Cork-based museum dedicated to the spread
The Butter Museum tells the fascinating history of Ireland’s dairy industry.
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Musical Statues: 4 of Ireland's moved beloved musicians immortalised in bronze to visit
Ireland’s musical history in 4 bronze statues across the country.
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Step into the fascinating legends and myths of Ireland at the Folklore Village in Co Louth
Discover stories from Ireland’s magical past in the picturesque coastal setting of Carlingford town.
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Celtic Goddess and protector of livestock: The story of The Mother Saint of Ireland, St Brigid
As we celebrate the festival of Imbolc with the arrival of February, we look at the many myths surrounding the life of St Brigid.
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Disgruntled Dubliners, a devastating fire & community spirit: The story of George's St Arcade
The incredible story of Dublin’s first purpose-built Victorian shopping centre opened in 1881
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The intriguing history of the picturesque island on Lough Derg known as St Patrick’s Purgatory
This sacred island continues to be a popular pilgrimage destination, but in the 5th Century the Sanctuary of St Patrick was thought to lead to the gates of hell.
Last year
# Culture Magazine
Sink your Claus into the story of Saint Nicholas and his burial site in Kilkenny
The fascinating history of the figure who inspired Santa Claus and his final resting place in an Irish medieval burial grounds
# Culture Magazine
The story of the egg-shaped cairn in a Galway bog commemorating the first transatlantic flight
How the adventures of William Alcock and Arthur Brown transformed a bog in the West of Ireland into a significant site in aviation history.
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Talk of the town: The time two bronze shoppers in Dublin's city centre were given a voice
The story of the legendary statue, fondly referred to as the “hags with the bags”, in Dublin’s busy shopping district.