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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Heritage

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'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.
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.
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.
Waterford historians unimpressed by US company's plan to clear ancient settlement
A ring fort will be demolished during the second phase of construction.
US couple picked Ireland for first ever overseas trip in 2001 and are now marking 21st visit
The couple have received a free holiday to mark the milestone.
Thatched cottages on fire in Adare, Limerick
The blaze is causing traffic chaos.
Why we should support the Heritage Council for another 20 years
Its funding has been decimated but it preserves our historical gems and pulls in tourists – what’s not to love?
Here are the places in Ireland that could become UNESCO Heritage Sites
Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, today announced a fund of €13,000.
Ever heard of Darby's Bed? Diarmuid and Gráinne 'slept' here...
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.
Five incredible things we discovered about Ireland's hidden history in the last year
Take some time out to read all about these pockets of Ireland’s past.
A Sydney architect wants Limerick people to restore this ruin to its former glory
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.
Check out these beautiful photos of Irish families enjoying our heritage
Not a bad old country.
These pics show Ireland in all its beauty
Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer
Patrick Brennan’s journal will be on display in Clare Museum.
Bullets, blood and childbirth: Emergency services and the 1916 Rising
It’s all in a logbook that was bought by Dublin City Council.
Archived film footage is being screened across the country in the communities that made it
A screening will be held in Kerry and Leitrim this month, could your area be next?
Heritage Ireland: A born fighter, bloody battles and the castle at the heart of it
Archaeologist Neil Jackman criss-crosses the country to bring you a massive cairn in Sligo, a castle in Antrim with a bloody past, and a dolmen with an interesting supersition…
The Trinity Skeletons: The archaeological quest to find out who they were
Medieval human remains found in Dublin city centre have thrown up many questions for archaeologists.
Heritage Week: Here's how to kick off your weekend
In this special edition of our Heritage Ireland series, Neil Jackman takes his pick of Heritage Week events and fun…
Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1,000 people
Dunmore Cave has a chilling tale to tell visitors.
Ever hear of the Irish Jesuit priest who volunteered for WW1 and took these amazing pictures?
Fr Frank Browne’s work as a photographer is being remembered.
Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world
Let archaeologist Neil Jackman lead you through the amazing past and present of Hook Lighthouse as well as trips to a major ancient monastery and Georgian splendour.
Heritage Ireland: A magnificent doorway into Laois's sacred past
Archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us to an ancient monastery with breathtaking sculpture, a medieval fortress built by an Irish lord – and a manor house fit for a queen…
This GAA club is taking no World Cup-related excuses for missing training
Management sent around a clever text before an intermediate and junior session last night.
Watch: We wish this guy was our history teacher
The Battle of Clontarf did not go down exactly as you might have read in primary school.
Are these Kilkenny buildings Medieval, Renaissance or just kind of old? No one seems to agree
They won’t be demolished but An Taisce want a national monument on the site.
Ever wanted to sleep in a lighthouse? Cutbacks might make it impossible
Restored buildings managed by the Landmark Trust are in danger following funding cuts.
We want to have more tourists than residents in Ireland next year
Leo Varadkar announces ambition to bring 7.5 million visitors here in next two years.
New pre-1901 online archive to help fill gaps in your family tree
The National Archives and team up to release records which survived Civil War blaze.
Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend
Lovely Doneraile Park, ancient Derrynaflan and iconic Clonmacnoise – archaeologist Neil Jackman guides you through these magical sites.
Gardaí still carrying out "extensive investigations" over killing of white-tailed eagle
A post-mortem carried out on the male eagle confirmed it had been hit with around 50 shotgun pellets.
Fancy finding your inner pilgrim this weekend?
Thousands of walkers, both religious and non-religious, are expected to take part in the first-ever National Pilgrim Paths Day tomorrow.
Hidden Ireland: Where was St Brigid's firehouse and why did the flame go out?
This week, archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us through a mysterious and massive Bronze Age complex in Tyrone and medieval treasures in Kildare and Kilkenny.
David Walsh has been to 503 islands off Ireland's coast. He's now written a book.
“The tide can be flooding past the rock so you only get one shot,” Walsh explains.
Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin
This week in 1923 saw an extraordinary boxing match emerge amid the chaos of the Irish Civil War.
Hidden Ireland: Were these giant tombs a big show of oneupmanship?
This week, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Tipperary, Kerry and the Dublin mountains.
University of Glasgow disprove Blarney Stone myths (spoilsports)
Researchers tested a 19th century microscopic slice of the rock to see what they could find out.
Irish telephone boxes dial into White House and beyond
A family joinery company were inspired by short film Bye Bye Now – about demise of phoneboxes – to reproduce replicas of the iconic piece of Irish street furniture. Barack Obama might be getting one today.
Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland
Archaeologist Neil Jackman takes us on a guided tour of the treasures of one of Ireland’s most important historical hotspots.
Portlaoise baby deaths, Ireland's forests and more priorities for 2014
Everything happening in Leinster House today.