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# heritage - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer
# Life In Frongach
# Life In Frongach

Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer

Nov 29th 2014, 9:15 AM 7,765 Views 9 Comments

Patrick Brennan’s journal will be on display in Clare Museum.

# heritage - Friday 21 November, 2014

Bullets, blood and childbirth: Emergency services and the 1916 Rising
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

Bullets, blood and childbirth: Emergency services and the 1916 Rising

Nov 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 13,450 Views 11 Comments

It’s all in a logbook that was bought by Dublin City Council.

# heritage - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Archived film footage is being screened across the country in the communities that made it
# Keeping It Local
# Keeping It Local

Archived film footage is being screened across the country in the communities that made it

Nov 9th 2014, 7:15 PM 12,746 Views 4 Comments

A screening will be held in Kerry and Leitrim this month, could your area be next?

# heritage - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Heritage Ireland: A born fighter, bloody battles and the castle at the heart of it
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Heritage Ireland: A born fighter, bloody battles and the castle at the heart of it

Oct 4th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,454 Views 4 Comments

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…

# heritage - Sunday 24 August, 2014

The Trinity Skeletons: The archaeological quest to find out who they were
# View From The Trenches
# View From The Trenches

The Trinity Skeletons: The archaeological quest to find out who they were

Aug 24th 2014, 12:00 PM 191 Views 29 Comments

Medieval human remains found in Dublin city centre have thrown up many questions for archaeologists.

# heritage - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Heritage Week: Here's how to kick off your weekend
# Heritage Ireland
# Heritage Ireland

Heritage Week: Here's how to kick off your weekend

Aug 23rd 2014, 9:15 AM 9,609 Views 1 Comment

In this special edition of our Heritage Ireland series, Neil Jackman takes his pick of Heritage Week events and fun…

# heritage - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1,000 people
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1,000 people

Aug 9th 2014, 9:45 AM 50,561 Views 14 Comments

Dunmore Cave has a chilling tale to tell visitors.

# heritage - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Ever hear of the Irish Jesuit priest who volunteered for WW1 and took these amazing pictures?
# In The Trenches
# In The Trenches

Ever hear of the Irish Jesuit priest who volunteered for WW1 and took these amazing pictures?

Jul 30th 2014, 7:30 AM 18,376 Views 15 Comments

Fr Frank Browne’s work as a photographer is being remembered.

# heritage - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world

Jul 26th 2014, 9:45 AM 26,776 Views 20 Comments

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 - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Heritage Ireland: A magnificent doorway into Laois's sacred past
# Heritage Ireland
# Heritage Ireland

Heritage Ireland: A magnificent doorway into Laois's sacred past

Jun 28th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,180 Views 6 Comments

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…

# heritage - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

This GAA club is taking no World Cup-related excuses for missing training
# Birth Certs
From The42
# Birth Certs

This GAA club is taking no World Cup-related excuses for missing training

Jun 18th 2014, 11:53 AM 14,075 Views 4 Comments

Management sent around a clever text before an intermediate and junior session last night.

# heritage - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Watch: We wish this guy was our history teacher
# Clontarf Revisited
# Clontarf Revisited

Watch: We wish this guy was our history teacher

May 25th 2014, 10:15 AM 12,278 Views 4 Comments

The Battle of Clontarf did not go down exactly as you might have read in primary school.

# heritage - Friday 16 May, 2014

Are these Kilkenny buildings Medieval, Renaissance or just kind of old? No one seems to agree
# Age Isn't Just A Number
# Age Isn't Just A Number

Are these Kilkenny buildings Medieval, Renaissance or just kind of old? No one seems to agree

May 16th 2014, 5:52 PM 11,439 Views 22 Comments

They won’t be demolished but An Taisce want a national monument on the site.

# heritage - Monday 5 May, 2014

Ever wanted to sleep in a lighthouse? Cutbacks might make it impossible
# Return To Ruin
# Return To Ruin

Ever wanted to sleep in a lighthouse? Cutbacks might make it impossible

May 5th 2014, 7:55 PM 22,030 Views 32 Comments

Restored buildings managed by the Landmark Trust are in danger following funding cuts.

# heritage - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

We want to have more tourists than residents in Ireland next year
# Fáilte
# Fáilte

We want to have more tourists than residents in Ireland next year

Apr 30th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,139 Views 43 Comments

Leo Varadkar announces ambition to bring 7.5 million visitors here in next two years.

# heritage - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

New pre-1901 online archive to help fill gaps in your family tree
# Lost History
# Lost History

New pre-1901 online archive to help fill gaps in your family tree

Apr 29th 2014, 9:45 PM 28,432 Views 7 Comments

The National Archives and findmypast.ie team up to release records which survived Civil War blaze.

# heritage - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend
# History
# History

Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend

Apr 19th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,166 Views 13 Comments

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
# Rare Bird
# Rare Bird

Gardaí still carrying out "extensive investigations" over killing of white-tailed eagle

Apr 19th 2014, 8:15 AM 13,881 Views 47 Comments

A post-mortem carried out on the male eagle confirmed it had been hit with around 50 shotgun pellets.

# heritage - Friday 18 April, 2014

Fancy finding your inner pilgrim this weekend?
# Walk This Way
# Walk This Way

Fancy finding your inner pilgrim this weekend?

Apr 18th 2014, 8:30 AM 9,901 Views 24 Comments

Thousands of walkers, both religious and non-religious, are expected to take part in the first-ever National Pilgrim Paths Day tomorrow.

# heritage - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Hidden Ireland: Where was St Brigid's firehouse and why did the flame go out?
# Heritage
# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: Where was St Brigid's firehouse and why did the flame go out?

Apr 5th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,338 Views 8 Comments

This week, archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us through a mysterious and massive Bronze Age complex in Tyrone and medieval treasures in Kildare and Kilkenny.

# heritage - Sunday 30 March, 2014

David Walsh has been to 503 islands off Ireland's coast. He's now written a book.
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

David Walsh has been to 503 islands off Ireland's coast. He's now written a book.

Mar 30th 2014, 11:30 AM 23,760 Views 16 Comments

“The tide can be flooding past the rock so you only get one shot,” Walsh explains.

# heritage - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin
# Fight Night
# Fight Night

Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin

Mar 22nd 2014, 10:15 AM 7,874 Views 18 Comments

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?
# Heritage
# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: Were these giant tombs a big show of oneupmanship?

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:15 AM 15,903 Views 32 Comments

This week, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Tipperary, Kerry and the Dublin mountains.

# heritage - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

University of Glasgow disprove Blarney Stone myths (spoilsports)
# Shift In The Lab
# Shift In The Lab

University of Glasgow disprove Blarney Stone myths (spoilsports)

Mar 18th 2014, 2:30 PM 17,187 Views 43 Comments

Researchers tested a 19th century microscopic slice of the rock to see what they could find out.

# heritage - Friday 14 March, 2014

Irish telephone boxes dial into White House and beyond
# Good Call
# Good Call

Irish telephone boxes dial into White House and beyond

Mar 14th 2014, 1:54 PM 20,244 Views 27 Comments

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.

# heritage - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland
# Boyne Valley
# Boyne Valley

Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland

Mar 8th 2014, 9:15 AM 16,071 Views 41 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman takes us on a guided tour of the treasures of one of Ireland’s most important historical hotspots.

# heritage - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Portlaoise baby deaths, Ireland's forests and more priorities for 2014
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Portlaoise baby deaths, Ireland's forests and more priorities for 2014

Mar 6th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,457 Views 1 Comment

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# heritage - Monday 3 March, 2014

Heavy rains cause wall and arch collapse in Pompeii
# Ruined
# Ruined

Heavy rains cause wall and arch collapse in Pompeii

Mar 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 13,024 Views 25 Comments

Deterioration in state of ancient Roman site described as “dramatic”.

# heritage - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Column: Irish art and culture is being failed by lazy, inept leadership
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Irish art and culture is being failed by lazy, inept leadership

Jan 22nd 2014, 1:29 PM 86 Views 42 Comments

Our Arts minister is unable to represent his department with any real knowledge, and is therefore failing to exploit what could be a multi-billion euro industry, writes Eoin Lynch.

# heritage - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Fire rages in Norway heritage village
# Norway
# Norway

Fire rages in Norway heritage village

Jan 19th 2014, 4:58 PM 10,200 Views 9 Comments

Almost 180 people were admitted to hospital following the fire.

# heritage - Friday 10 January, 2014

Moves to protect 111-year-old shipwreck washed up by storm on Kerry beach
# Sunbeam
# Sunbeam

Moves to protect 111-year-old shipwreck washed up by storm on Kerry beach

Jan 10th 2014, 11:04 AM 29,554 Views 45 Comments

The ‘Sunbeam’ schooner had lain partially buried in the sand just offshore ever since she ran aground while on a voyage from Kinvara in Cork in 1903.

# heritage - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen's Day walk
# Walk It Off
# Walk It Off

Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen's Day walk

Dec 26th 2013, 9:15 AM 17,868 Views 18 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman picks fascinating sites nationwide for a stroll today.

# heritage - Monday 23 December, 2013

Additional €85,000 to cover Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe renovation costs
# Irish Language
# Irish Language

Additional €85,000 to cover Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe renovation costs

Dec 23rd 2013, 7:02 PM 7,361 Views 18 Comments

The theatre closed in 2007 for renovation after a fire caused extensive smoke damage.

# heritage - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Column: What’s the future for the Irish language and do politicians want to preserve it?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What’s the future for the Irish language and do politicians want to preserve it?

Dec 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 712 Views 128 Comments

The majority of Irish people are favourably disposed towards the language, writes Seán Mag Leannáin, who says that’s a bit of a miracle given the forces raging against it.

# heritage - Monday 9 December, 2013

Have You Ordered The Turkey Yet Pic of the Day
# Pic Of Day
# Pic Of Day

Have You Ordered The Turkey Yet Pic of the Day

Dec 9th 2013, 2:45 PM 11,327 Views 13 Comments

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# heritage - Monday 25 November, 2013

OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies
# Heritage
# Heritage

OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies

Nov 25th 2013, 10:03 AM 12,979 Views 54 Comments

Minister Brian Hayes stressed today that the businesses will have to be “in keeping with the heritage and with the recreational nature of the sites”.

# heritage - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Ready to meet Ireland's very first farmers?
# Heritage
# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: Ready to meet Ireland's very first farmers?

Nov 9th 2013, 9:45 AM 11,692 Views 9 Comments

This week, archaeologist Neil Jackman is awed by the Neolithic treasures of Lough Gur, as well as a stunning Kerry fort complex and a Galway medieval cathedral.

# heritage - Monday 4 November, 2013

Relatives of Irish transported to Australia invited to celebrate their heritage
# Birth Of A Nation
# Birth Of A Nation

Relatives of Irish transported to Australia invited to celebrate their heritage

Nov 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 10,830 Views 25 Comments

Notorious Fremantle Prison to mark contribution of all transported convicts to the building of Western Australia – including Irish.

# heritage - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Ancient Ireland's secrets unveiled
# Ancient Ireland
# Ancient Ireland

Hidden Ireland: Ancient Ireland's secrets unveiled

Nov 2nd 2013, 9:45 AM 22,126 Views 19 Comments

You’ll be inspired to take a trip to your local heritage site after reading this.

EU Commission assessing if demolition of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ is in breach of EU directive
# Heritage
# Heritage

EU Commission assessing if demolition of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ is in breach of EU directive

Nov 2nd 2013, 7:45 AM 6,869 Views 20 Comments

A local group has said that there is a medieval gable wall at one of the houses but the council said there is not yet sufficient evidence of this.