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# heritage - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition
# Unesco
# Unesco

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition

Dec 7th 2017, 5:03 PM 12,700 Views 13 Comments

President Michael D Higgins is among those to welcome the news

# heritage - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold
# Rms Leinster
# Rms Leinster

Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold

Nov 18th 2017, 9:45 AM 13,693 Views 66 Comments

Over 500 people were killed when the boat sank, just a month before the First World War ended.

# heritage - Sunday 12 November, 2017

The artist who captured Ireland in the 1800s with thousands of watercolours
# Du Noyer
# Du Noyer

The artist who captured Ireland in the 1800s with thousands of watercolours

Nov 12th 2017, 8:45 AM 33,523 Views 17 Comments

George Victor du Noyer travelled around Ireland drawing various features, accompanied by his spaniel Mr Buff.

# heritage - Monday 9 October, 2017

Irish and mixed heritage: 'I'm a proud Irish woman and that identity is part of who I am'

Irish and mixed heritage: 'I'm a proud Irish woman and that identity is part of who I am'

Oct 9th 2017, 8:30 PM 36,006 Views 69 Comments

#IamIrish exhibition opens this month to explore issues around identity and culture with Irish people of mixed heritage.

# heritage - Saturday 30 September, 2017

A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin
# Dublin Docks
# Dublin Docks

A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin

Sep 30th 2017, 9:45 AM 16,727 Views 28 Comments

Of the 36 people who died in the bombings, only four bodies were found.

# heritage - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones? Now you can experience what he did on his day job

Fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones? Now you can experience what he did on his day job

Aug 20th 2017, 7:30 PM 17,067 Views 14 Comments

The public is being asked to help at archaeological dig at Glendalough.

# heritage - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Why was this medieval Roscommon village abandoned centuries ago?
# Rindoon
# Rindoon

Why was this medieval Roscommon village abandoned centuries ago?

Aug 19th 2017, 7:30 AM 38,988 Views 24 Comments

Heritage Week kicks off today, and a talk in Kilkenny on the abandoned medieval village of Rindoon is just one great example of what’s on.

# heritage - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Seven parks across Ireland have been given the Green Flag Award
# Heritage
# Heritage

Seven parks across Ireland have been given the Green Flag Award

Jul 23rd 2017, 7:00 PM 38,010 Views 12 Comments

The Green Flag Awards recognise parks that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways.

# heritage - Saturday 1 July, 2017

7 Irish heritage sites to visit now that kids can go for free
# Magnificent Seven
# Magnificent Seven

7 Irish heritage sites to visit now that kids can go for free

Jul 1st 2017, 8:45 AM 33,154 Views 16 Comments

Dozens of heritage sites across the country are giving children under 12 free admission.

# heritage - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Good news for parents - kids are being given free admission to dozens of Irish heritage sites
# To-do List
# To-do List

Good news for parents - kids are being given free admission to dozens of Irish heritage sites

Jun 28th 2017, 10:40 AM 38,182 Views 27 Comments

The initiative will apply to all paid-admission sites operated by the OPW from this Saturday.

# heritage - Saturday 15 April, 2017

This Mayo designer has won two awards for her handwoven, luxurious 'agriculture fashion'
# Wild Cocoon
# Wild Cocoon

This Mayo designer has won two awards for her handwoven, luxurious 'agriculture fashion'

Apr 15th 2017, 5:00 PM 23,761 Views 13 Comments

“I think even born city-dwellers have almost unconscious muscle memory of life in rural Ireland. We all share it,” according to designer Deirdre Duffy.

# heritage - Friday 14 April, 2017

Six Irish heritage sites we should visit this Easter weekend
# Famine Museum Founder
# Famine Museum Founder

Six Irish heritage sites we should visit this Easter weekend

Apr 14th 2017, 11:00 PM 28,207 Views 21 Comments

An award-winning Roscommon heritage hero tells us what heritage sites we should visit this weekend.

# heritage - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Ireland's pilgrim paths: 'They're the great leveller - you could be Bill Gates or unemployed'
# Heritage Walks
# Heritage Walks

Ireland's pilgrim paths: 'They're the great leveller - you could be Bill Gates or unemployed'

Mar 26th 2017, 8:30 AM 15,068 Views 12 Comments

This Easter, National Pilgrim Paths Week will take place.

# heritage - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Ireland's Heritage Hero spent 10 years selling lottery tickets to raise funds
# Dedication
# Dedication

Ireland's Heritage Hero spent 10 years selling lottery tickets to raise funds

Feb 25th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,228 Views 2 Comments

Matt Farrell from Co Longford was named Ireland’s Heritage Hero at an awards ceremony this week.

# heritage - Friday 24 February, 2017

Tour groups must book visits to English Market or 'traders could be in jeopardy'
# Overcrowded
# Overcrowded

Tour groups must book visits to English Market or 'traders could be in jeopardy'

Feb 24th 2017, 2:27 PM 18,403 Views 22 Comments

The English Market, a fresh food venue and meeting place, is over 200 years old.

# heritage - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Conserving our heritage: 'One woman was in tears that her home was a protected structure'
# Conservation Confusion
# Conservation Confusion

Conserving our heritage: 'One woman was in tears that her home was a protected structure'

Feb 19th 2017, 8:00 PM 51,388 Views 35 Comments

If your local authority decides your house or business is a protected structure, what actually happens?

# heritage - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'The walls talk' - Dublin city is getting a new tenement museum this summer
# 14 Henrietta Street
# 14 Henrietta Street

'The walls talk' - Dublin city is getting a new tenement museum this summer

Feb 18th 2017, 9:00 PM 25,600 Views 21 Comments

14 Henrietta Street will showcase the long and pockmarked history of Dublin’s tenements.

# heritage - Monday 19 December, 2016

Government delays the sale of Pearse's last surrender letter
# 1916 Leader
# 1916 Leader

Government delays the sale of Pearse's last surrender letter

Dec 19th 2016, 9:38 PM 11,643 Views 27 Comments

The letter was added to the Register of Cultural Objects last Friday evening, which will delay the sale for a year.

# heritage - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Unsold!: 1916 surrender letter set to leave Ireland after auction fails to reach €1m
# Padraig Pearse
# Padraig Pearse

Unsold!: 1916 surrender letter set to leave Ireland after auction fails to reach €1m

Dec 7th 2016, 8:48 PM 21,479 Views 79 Comments

It’s owner says he longer feels an obligation to keep it here.

# heritage - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

The government is being strongly criticised for not buying Padraig Pearse's 1916 surrender letter
# Historical Significance
# Historical Significance

The government is being strongly criticised for not buying Padraig Pearse's 1916 surrender letter

Nov 15th 2016, 5:54 PM 19,410 Views 115 Comments

Gerry Adams has called it a “quite frankly bizarre decision”.

# heritage - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing
# Spoilsports
# Spoilsports

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing

Nov 3rd 2016, 6:01 AM 15,846 Views 25 Comments

The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

# heritage - Monday 31 October, 2016

Five thousand years of death: The secrets uncovered at Hellfire Club site
# Montpelier Hill
# Montpelier Hill

Five thousand years of death: The secrets uncovered at Hellfire Club site

Oct 31st 2016, 8:15 AM 58,593 Views 24 Comments

TheJournal.ie was invited to explore the first archaeological dig into a passage tomb on Montpelier Hill. How could we resist?

# heritage - Saturday 1 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 1st 2016, 7:00 PM 13,123 Views 7 Comments

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

# heritage - Friday 23 September, 2016

There's just one week left to enter your pictures of Ireland's greatest monuments
# Wiki Loves Monuments
# Wiki Loves Monuments

There's just one week left to enter your pictures of Ireland's greatest monuments

Sep 23rd 2016, 8:18 PM 12,439 Views 18 Comments

Amateur and professional photographers must submit their photos before next Friday to be in with a chance of winning the cash prize.

# heritage - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Get out and about with our guide to the best of Heritage Week
# Heritage Week
# Heritage Week

Get out and about with our guide to the best of Heritage Week

Aug 20th 2016, 11:15 AM 12,202 Views 11 Comments

We’ve got a great round-up of events taking place around the country.

# heritage - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Donald Trump's 'Irish wall' could be in trouble
# Doonbeg
# Doonbeg

Donald Trump's 'Irish wall' could be in trouble

Jun 22nd 2016, 8:15 AM 20,948 Views 25 Comments

The US presidential hopeful wants to build a €10 million rock barrier to protect his county Clare golf course.

# heritage - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Poll: Should the government increase arts spending by 445%?
# Heritage
# Heritage

Poll: Should the government increase arts spending by 445%?

May 18th 2016, 10:03 AM 26,452 Views 102 Comments

People are calling for a minimum spend.

# heritage - Monday 11 January, 2016

'I slept in 18 Moore Street in protest this weekend. Once these buildings are gone, they're gone'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I slept in 18 Moore Street in protest this weekend. Once these buildings are gone, they're gone'

Jan 11th 2016, 10:36 AM 293 Views 58 Comments

The ultimate question in all of this is, ‘what we value more as a society’. We can always build more shopping centres or hotels in different city centre sites, but we can never rebuild our history once destroyed, writes Sean Fox.

# heritage - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Here's what it takes to remake a mysterious Iron Age vessel by hand in 2015
# Pallasboy Vessel
# Pallasboy Vessel

Here's what it takes to remake a mysterious Iron Age vessel by hand in 2015

Sep 13th 2015, 9:45 AM 10,757 Views 8 Comments

A team from Ireland and England are trying their hand – with impressive results.

# heritage - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far
# Causalities Of War
# Causalities Of War

Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far

Sep 6th 2015, 9:45 AM 20,783 Views 51 Comments

This week the terrorist group destroyed a 2,000 year old temple — but it’s not its first time.

# heritage - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Waterford historians unimpressed by US company's plan to clear ancient settlement
# Friction
# Friction

Waterford historians unimpressed by US company's plan to clear ancient settlement

Jul 25th 2015, 9:15 AM 37,235 Views 100 Comments

A ring fort will be demolished during the second phase of construction.

# heritage - Sunday 7 June, 2015

US couple picked Ireland for first ever overseas trip in 2001 and are now marking 21st visit
# Great Little Country
# Great Little Country

US couple picked Ireland for first ever overseas trip in 2001 and are now marking 21st visit

Jun 7th 2015, 6:57 PM 24,431 Views 20 Comments

The couple have received a free holiday to mark the milestone.

# heritage - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Thatched cottages on fire in Adare, Limerick
# Heritage
# Heritage

Thatched cottages on fire in Adare, Limerick

Jun 6th 2015, 5:43 PM 39,931 Views 16 Comments

The blaze is causing traffic chaos.

# heritage - Friday 5 June, 2015

Why we should support the Heritage Council for another 20 years
# Column
# Column

Why we should support the Heritage Council for another 20 years

Jun 5th 2015, 9:30 PM 114 Views 13 Comments

Its funding has been decimated but it preserves our historical gems and pulls in tourists – what’s not to love?

# heritage - Friday 22 May, 2015

Here are the places in Ireland that could become UNESCO Heritage Sites
# On The Map
# On The Map

Here are the places in Ireland that could become UNESCO Heritage Sites

May 22nd 2015, 3:27 PM 19,212 Views 34 Comments

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, today announced a fund of €13,000.

# heritage - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Ever heard of Darby's Bed? Diarmuid and Gráinne 'slept' here...
# Heritage Ireland
# Heritage Ireland

Ever heard of Darby's Bed? Diarmuid and Gráinne 'slept' here...

Feb 7th 2015, 9:15 AM 19,491 Views 19 Comments

Discover this magical ancient site in Co Limerick, and a monastic complex that saved locals from slaughter in Kilkenny as Neil Jackman’s Heritage Ireland returns.

# heritage - Saturday 3 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 3rd 2015, 10:15 AM 18,656 Views 6 Comments

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

# heritage - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

A Sydney architect wants Limerick people to restore this ruin to its former glory
# Curraghchase House
# Curraghchase House

A Sydney architect wants Limerick people to restore this ruin to its former glory

Dec 30th 2014, 3:02 PM 21,173 Views 24 Comments

The architect laid out a plan whereby the whole community could play a part in rescuing the building and making it into a major tourist attraction.

# heritage - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Check out these beautiful photos of Irish families enjoying our heritage
# I Wanna Take You To The Island
# I Wanna Take You To The Island

Check out these beautiful photos of Irish families enjoying our heritage

Dec 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 13,155 Views 9 Comments

Not a bad old country.

# heritage - Saturday 29 November, 2014

These pics show Ireland in all its beauty
# Quite A Sight
# Quite A Sight

These pics show Ireland in all its beauty

Nov 29th 2014, 9:45 AM 17,166 Views 15 Comments

Gorgeous.