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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Heritage

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# ancient ireland
Archaeological discoveries are being made by the dozen this summer - but what happens next?
The dry weather has revealed previously undiscovered site around the county.
# global ireland
'There is an urgency to this': The government wants to double Ireland's 'global footprint' by 2025
The government launched its Global Ireland plan today.
The past isn't the past, it's not even over: We can't discard Junior Cert History
Author John Connell agrees with President Higgins that making the study of History optional at junior cycle is to lose a part of our national identity.
# Culture
Government to invest an "unprecedented" €1.2 billion in culture, language and heritage
The move is as part of the Ireland 2040 plan.
# pilgrim paths
Walk along Ireland's answer to the Camino this Easter
The penitential trail paths aren’t just for those who are religious.
# city planning
Three 1830s houses demolished at Dublin's Five Lamps to make way for social housing
The State conservation group had suggested the houses be made protected structures, but an order to demolish them to build housing for senior citizens had already been made.
# French President
Macron wants the French baguette to become a Unesco-listed symbol
Irish uilleann piping was granted the same status last year.
# Discovery
Heritage Department has ‘no intention’ of investigating mysterious Loughcrew ‘find’
A group of workers posted a video on Facebook purporting to have found something at the ancient site.
# Invasive Species
Killarney National Park 'significantly and rapidly deteriorating' due to rhododendron
The invasive plant is at the centre of a row between a voluntary body and a government department.
# Unesco
'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition
President Michael D Higgins is among those to welcome the news
# rms leinster
Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold
Over 500 people were killed when the boat sank, just a month before the First World War ended.
# du noyer
The artist who captured Ireland in the 1800s with thousands of watercolours
George Victor du Noyer travelled around Ireland drawing various features, accompanied by his spaniel Mr Buff.
Irish and mixed heritage: 'I'm a proud Irish woman and that identity is part of who I am'
#IamIrish exhibition opens this month to explore issues around identity and culture with Irish people of mixed heritage.
# dublin docks
A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin
Of the 36 people who died in the bombings, only four bodies were found.
Fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones? Now you can experience what he did on his day job
The public is being asked to help at archaeological dig at Glendalough.
# rindoon
Why was this medieval Roscommon village abandoned centuries ago?
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
Seven parks across Ireland have been given the Green Flag Award
The Green Flag Awards recognise parks that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways.
# Magnificent Seven
7 Irish heritage sites to visit now that kids can go for free
Dozens of heritage sites across the country are giving children under 12 free admission.
# to-do list
Good news for parents - kids are being given free admission to dozens of Irish heritage sites
The initiative will apply to all paid-admission sites operated by the OPW from this Saturday.
# Wild Cocoon
This Mayo designer has won two awards for her handwoven, luxurious 'agriculture fashion'
“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.
# famine museum founder
Six Irish heritage sites we should visit this Easter weekend
An award-winning Roscommon heritage hero tells us what heritage sites we should visit this weekend.
# heritage walks
Ireland's pilgrim paths: 'They're the great leveller - you could be Bill Gates or unemployed'
This Easter, National Pilgrim Paths Week will take place.
# Dedication
Ireland's Heritage Hero spent 10 years selling lottery tickets to raise funds
Matt Farrell from Co Longford was named Ireland’s Heritage Hero at an awards ceremony this week.
# Overcrowded
Tour groups must book visits to English Market or 'traders could be in jeopardy'
The English Market, a fresh food venue and meeting place, is over 200 years old.
# Conservation confusion
Conserving our heritage: 'One woman was in tears that her home was a protected structure'
If your local authority decides your house or business is a protected structure, what actually happens?
# 14 henrietta street
'The walls talk' - Dublin city is getting a new tenement museum this summer
14 Henrietta Street will showcase the long and pockmarked history of Dublin’s tenements.
# 1916 leader
Government delays the sale of Pearse's last surrender letter
The letter was added to the Register of Cultural Objects last Friday evening, which will delay the sale for a year.
# Padraig Pearse
Unsold!: 1916 surrender letter set to leave Ireland after auction fails to reach €1m
It’s owner says he longer feels an obligation to keep it here.
# Historical Significance
The government is being strongly criticised for not buying Padraig Pearse's 1916 surrender letter
Gerry Adams has called it a “quite frankly bizarre decision”.
# Spoilsports
Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing
The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.
# montpelier hill
Five thousand years of death: The secrets uncovered at Hellfire Club site was invited to explore the first archaeological dig into a passage tomb on Montpelier Hill. How could we resist?
# improving ireland
Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires
Several sites around Ireland are being ‘adopted’ by their local communities.
# Wiki Loves Monuments
There's just one week left to enter your pictures of Ireland's greatest monuments
Amateur and professional photographers must submit their photos before next Friday to be in with a chance of winning the cash prize.
# Heritage Week
Get out and about with our guide to the best of Heritage Week
We’ve got a great round-up of events taking place around the country.
# Doonbeg
Donald Trump's 'Irish wall' could be in trouble
The US presidential hopeful wants to build a €10 million rock barrier to protect his county Clare golf course.
# Heritage
Poll: Should the government increase arts spending by 445%?
People are calling for a minimum spend.
'I slept in 18 Moore Street in protest this weekend. Once these buildings are gone, they're gone'
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.
# pallasboy vessel
Here's what it takes to remake a mysterious Iron Age vessel by hand in 2015
A team from Ireland and England are trying their hand – with impressive results.
# causalities of war
Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far
This week the terrorist group destroyed a 2,000 year old temple — but it’s not its first time.
# friction
Waterford historians unimpressed by US company's plan to clear ancient settlement
A ring fort will be demolished during the second phase of construction.