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#Heritage

# 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 17,997 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 7,380 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 771 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 11,346 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 13,056 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 11,895 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 10,905 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 22,331 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 6,880 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.

# heritage - Friday 1 November, 2013

National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot
# Open Archive
# Open Archive

National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot

Nov 1st 2013, 7:30 AM 6,822 Views 5 Comments

The NLI has become first Irish group to feature on Google Cultural Institute, bringing their archive to world attention.

# heritage - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Abolition of points system means there won't be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group
# An Dtuigeann Tu Gaeilge?
# An Dtuigeann Tu Gaeilge?

Abolition of points system means there won't be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group

Oct 31st 2013, 11:49 AM 9,235 Views 68 Comments

The government is abolishing a scheme that gave bonus marks to people sitting civil service entrance exams if they speak Irish.

# heritage - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

An Taisce rejects claims that Kilkenny home is not medieval site
# Heritage
# Heritage

An Taisce rejects claims that Kilkenny home is not medieval site

Oct 30th 2013, 6:15 AM 16,288 Views 33 Comments

Kilkenny County Council’s archaeologists say that a site on Vicar Street contains no traces of a medieval minister’s house, but An Taisce disagrees.

# heritage - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Plans to mark 1,000 years since "defining" Battle of Clontarf
# Boru Abu
# Boru Abu

Plans to mark 1,000 years since "defining" Battle of Clontarf

Oct 27th 2013, 8:45 AM 16,039 Views 72 Comments

Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan hoping for major programme to mark Battle of Clontarf (although, fact fans, it took place “closer to Glasnevin than modern-day Clontarf”.)

# heritage - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago
# Working Lives
# Working Lives

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago

Oct 26th 2013, 8:45 AM 12,261 Views 16 Comments

Working Lives exhibition at the NLI exposes the conditions in which men, women and children toiled to survive.

# heritage - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn
# Heritage
# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn

Oct 12th 2013, 9:45 AM 18,577 Views 48 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman leads us through a mystical stone circle in Donegal, an abbey with a bloody past in Mayo and a medieval village in Cork.

# heritage - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs
# Environment
# Environment

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs

Oct 10th 2013, 11:15 PM 5,087 Views 26 Comments

Yesterday, Minister Jimmy Deenihan said that turf cutting declined by 45 per cent this year – but turf cutters dispute this.

# heritage - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’

Oct 9th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,874 Views 16 Comments

A local group has opposed the plans for a new roadway at the site, claiming that medieval remains should be protected.

# heritage - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Unauthorised turf cutting declined by 45 per cent so far this year
# Turf Cutting
# Turf Cutting

Unauthorised turf cutting declined by 45 per cent so far this year

Oct 8th 2013, 10:50 PM 3,926 Views 28 Comments

Almost 3,800 compensation payments have also been made to turf cutters.

# heritage - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

EU to investigate Kilkenny plans to demolish 'heritage houses' for new roadway
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

EU to investigate Kilkenny plans to demolish 'heritage houses' for new roadway

Oct 2nd 2013, 10:57 AM 7,035 Views 41 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.

# heritage - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Have you seen this ancient carving of a hurley and sliotar?
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Hidden Ireland: Have you seen this ancient carving of a hurley and sliotar?

Sep 28th 2013, 9:15 AM 15,055 Views 26 Comments

For the All-Ireland hurling replay day that’s in it, check out that historic gem (in Donegal!) and others in Tipperary and Tyrone as part of Neil Jackman’s bi-weekly series.

# heritage - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Government has no plans to buy 274 acre Liffey Valley site
# Liffey Valley Park
# Liffey Valley Park

Government has no plans to buy 274 acre Liffey Valley site

Sep 25th 2013, 4:54 PM 12,264 Views 15 Comments

Campaigners want the lands at St Edmundsbury in Lucan bought to make up part of a proposed Liffey Valley Park, but nobody seems to have the money.

# heritage - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Hidden Ireland: The passage tomb that predates Newgrange by 700 years
# Heritage
# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: The passage tomb that predates Newgrange by 700 years

Sep 14th 2013, 9:15 AM 25,122 Views 25 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three fascinating places to visit this weekend in Sligo, Kildare and Fermanagh.

# heritage - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley
# Heritage
# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley

Aug 31st 2013, 9:45 AM 13,320 Views 17 Comments

Highest waterfalls, venerable mansions, ancient tombs, rare bog flora, proud forts of lost chieftains. Head to Co Derry if all that tickles your fancy.

# heritage - Sunday 25 August, 2013

The town that proves accessibility IS for all (even with no budget)
# Cashel
# Cashel

The town that proves accessibility IS for all (even with no budget)

Aug 25th 2013, 8:45 AM 15,551 Views 14 Comments

Cashel is a heritage town that has seen the whole community come on board to improve accessibility.

# heritage - Thursday 22 August, 2013

17 great things you can still do during National Heritage Week
# Heritage Week
# Heritage Week

17 great things you can still do during National Heritage Week

Aug 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 6,145 Views 4 Comments

It’s almost over but National Heritage Week runs until Sunday and there are still loads of great things you can do in the coming days.

# heritage - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week
# History Alive
# History Alive

Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week

Aug 20th 2013, 9:30 PM 9,205 Views 4 Comments

Free events around the country have been introducing every age to the hidden treasures in their locality.

# heritage - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Poll: Are you planning to do anything for National Heritage Week?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you planning to do anything for National Heritage Week?

Aug 17th 2013, 9:59 AM 6,665 Views 29 Comments

National Heritage Week kicks off today with over 1,700 events due to take place. Will you be at any of them?

# heritage - Thursday 15 August, 2013

What bit of Irish heritage would you like to tell the world about?
# Sponsored By National Heritage Week
# Sponsored By National Heritage Week

What bit of Irish heritage would you like to tell the world about?

Aug 15th 2013, 4:58 PM 18,936 Views 139 Comments

Which part of your local heritage are you most proud of? We want to know.

# heritage - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey
# Heritage
# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey

Aug 3rd 2013, 9:15 AM 13,571 Views 27 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three fascinating places to visit this weekend in Wexford, Galway and Meath.

# heritage - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Where has your local pub gone?
# The Irish Pub
# The Irish Pub

Where has your local pub gone?

Jul 27th 2013, 8:30 PM 32,116 Views 124 Comments

New website aims to get people discussing “the good, the bad and the ugly sides of the Irish pub, its contribution to Irish life in general, its future and its legacy”.

# heritage - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Hidden Ireland: The mystery of the 5,000-year-old empty tomb on top of a Wicklow mountain
# Heritage
# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: The mystery of the 5,000-year-old empty tomb on top of a Wicklow mountain

Jul 20th 2013, 9:15 AM 38,186 Views 35 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Wicklow, Roscommon and Armagh.

# heritage - Friday 19 July, 2013

Parnell and JFK: Parallels up for discussion
# Lost Leaders
# Lost Leaders

Parnell and JFK: Parallels up for discussion

Jul 19th 2013, 9:35 PM 5,221 Views 23 Comments

Parnell Summer School offering scholarships to third-level students to come to the August seminar.

No Flesh Showing in Victorian Clare Pic of the Day
# Frolics
# Frolics

No Flesh Showing in Victorian Clare Pic of the Day

Jul 19th 2013, 9:33 AM 11,897 Views 34 Comments

National Library of Ireland has found this pic of Kilkee in its infancy as a seaside resort.

# heritage - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams
# Heritage
# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams

Jul 6th 2013, 9:15 AM 12,051 Views 15 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Carlow, Tipperary and Meath.

# heritage - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Hidden Ireland: A deserted medieval town, Ireland's Alcatraz, and a round tower
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Hidden Ireland: A deserted medieval town, Ireland's Alcatraz, and a round tower

Jun 22nd 2013, 9:15 AM 34,174 Views 24 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at 3 off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Roscommon, Cork and Laois.

# heritage - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Cutbacks force Architectural Archive to close for summer
# Architecture
# Architecture

Cutbacks force Architectural Archive to close for summer

Jun 15th 2013, 8:15 AM 4,621 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s ‘buildings record’ says it has to make its six staff temporarily redundant.

# heritage - Monday 10 June, 2013

Column: Proposed road through Kilkenny shows the lack of value placed on heritage
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Proposed road through Kilkenny shows the lack of value placed on heritage

Jun 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 152 Views 61 Comments

Building a central access road in the heart of historic Kilkenny while simultaneously trying to encourage tourism based on the city’s architectural heritage makes no sense, writes Geni Murphy.

# heritage - Saturday 8 June, 2013

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth

Jun 8th 2013, 9:15 AM 15,149 Views 18 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman shines a spotlight on a town chock-full of interesting sites for you to visit this weekend.

# heritage - Friday 31 May, 2013

Young woman racially abused and spat on in Dublin city centre
# Racism
# Racism

Young woman racially abused and spat on in Dublin city centre

May 31st 2013, 1:38 PM 46,167 Views 248 Comments

Úna-Minh Kavanagh had to rub spit out of her hair after an attack on Parnell Street in Dublin yesterday evening.

# heritage - Sunday 19 May, 2013

John Hinde: Nostalgic images are not just for Ireland
# Postcard Perfect
# Postcard Perfect

John Hinde: Nostalgic images are not just for Ireland

May 19th 2013, 9:45 AM 13,160 Views 10 Comments

London and Amsterdam will see exhibition of shots from major landmarks around England and, of course, Ireland.