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#Heritage

# 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 24,444 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 40,001 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 143 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 19,342 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 19,842 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 18,809 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 21,593 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 13,202 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 17,185 Views 15 Comments

Gorgeous.

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 7,810 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 13,503 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 12,763 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 13,537 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 231 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 9,625 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 51,539 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 18,564 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 29,501 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 9,232 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 14,109 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 12,308 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 11,485 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 22,059 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 8,159 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 28,573 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 13,214 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 14,004 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 9,950 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 13,494 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 23,864 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 7,957 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 16,439 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 17,219 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 20,278 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 16,193 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 5,469 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 13,057 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 103 Views 44 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 10,212 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 29,751 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.