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#Heritage

# heritage - Saturday 11 May, 2013

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

May 11th 2013, 12:00 PM 28,932 Views 55 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests four more heritage sites to visit in Offaly, Roscommon, Meath and Tipperary.

# heritage - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Great Barrier Reef status as 'natural wonder of the world' under threat
# Slap On The Wrist
# Slap On The Wrist

Great Barrier Reef status as 'natural wonder of the world' under threat

May 4th 2013, 2:22 PM 12,651 Views 11 Comments

The UN says Australia hasn’t done enough to tackle concerns about rampant coastal development and water quality at the world heritage site.

Ever wondered where medieval Dubliners went for a pint?
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Ever wondered where medieval Dubliners went for a pint?

May 4th 2013, 9:45 AM 25,477 Views 40 Comments

A bloody massacre at a picnic in Ranelagh, mass graves of Black Death victims in Dublin 8: this and more in our illustrated guide of Viking and medieval Dublin.

# heritage - Saturday 27 April, 2013

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

Apr 27th 2013, 9:45 AM 28,319 Views 27 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests four (free) heritage sites to visit in Cork, Galway, Louth and Laois.

# heritage - Saturday 13 April, 2013

3 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

3 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

Apr 13th 2013, 11:30 AM 28,745 Views 26 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests three (free) heritage sites to visit in Waterford, Cork and Kildare.

# heritage - Saturday 30 March, 2013

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

Mar 30th 2013, 9:45 AM 20,052 Views 27 Comments

There is no entry fee to any of these sites in Kilkenny, Mayo, Wicklow and Meath – so what are you waiting for?

# heritage - Monday 18 March, 2013

Meet the 'hair archaeologist' who recreates hairdos from history
# Hairstory
# Hairstory

Meet the 'hair archaeologist' who recreates hairdos from history

Mar 18th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,379 Views 11 Comments

Janet Stephens’s research takes her from museum to library – and she even learned German to study documents which helped uncover the elaborate coiffures of antiquity.

Here’s what posh Irish toilets looked like 700 years ago
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Here’s what posh Irish toilets looked like 700 years ago

Mar 18th 2013, 9:15 AM 29,864 Views 44 Comments

These were the state-of-the-art toilets of the 1300s, although privacy, disposal and the danger of being caught by the wind were still a danger…

# heritage - Saturday 16 March, 2013

4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology

Mar 16th 2013, 9:45 AM 17,864 Views 17 Comments

Follow in the footsteps of St Patrick this weekend… or at least to the places he’s reputed to have visited for special events.

Uncovering the 'Disappeared' of Irish War of Independence and Civil War
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

Uncovering the 'Disappeared' of Irish War of Independence and Civil War

Mar 16th 2013, 8:30 AM 13,828 Views 66 Comments

Historian and archaeologists attempt to uncover secret history of over 180 civilians by the ‘old’ IRA between 1919 and 1923 in TV3 two-part doc.

# heritage - Sunday 3 March, 2013

3 more off-the-beaten track places you really should visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

3 more off-the-beaten track places you really should visit

Mar 3rd 2013, 9:45 AM 29,052 Views 42 Comments

There is no entry fee to any of these sites in Westmeath, Mayo and Wexford – so what are you waiting for?

# heritage - Saturday 16 February, 2013

5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit

Feb 16th 2013, 9:15 AM 92,359 Views 125 Comments

There is no entry fee to any of these sites – so what are you waiting for?

# heritage - Sunday 10 February, 2013

€300k funding announced for local and regional museum development
# Cultural Tourism
# Cultural Tourism

€300k funding announced for local and regional museum development

Feb 10th 2013, 1:58 PM 7,303 Views 9 Comments

Funding available for regional museum development projects has been significantly expanded for 2013 to promote cultural tourism in Ireland.

# heritage - Friday 21 December, 2012

Top 5 heritage Irish sites to escape the apocalypse*
# Hidey Holes
# Hidey Holes

Top 5 heritage Irish sites to escape the apocalypse*

Dec 21st 2012, 6:45 AM 11,756 Views 18 Comments

*If you are reading this, it probably hasn’t happened so far this morning.

# heritage - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Pictures: Communities in Tanzania reap the benefits of Mpingo tree
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

Pictures: Communities in Tanzania reap the benefits of Mpingo tree

Nov 24th 2012, 1:00 PM 6,144 Views 5 Comments

The most expensive wood for carving figures and instruments, its certification last year has created huge opportunities for communities.

# heritage - Sunday 11 November, 2012

What did the Guinness family ever do for us?
# Guinness
# Guinness

What did the Guinness family ever do for us?

Nov 11th 2012, 6:00 PM 29,936 Views 36 Comments

Forget Arthur’s Day – National Philanthropy Day will hear about the real legacy left behind by some members of the brewing family: a cathedral, a library… and bacteria get a look in too.

# heritage - Saturday 10 November, 2012

The symbol of our time: A decommissioned AK47?
# Sign Of Our Times
# Sign Of Our Times

The symbol of our time: A decommissioned AK47?

Nov 10th 2012, 8:30 AM 5,965 Views 36 Comments

The sign from the former Anglo Irish Bank HQ is vying with a decommissioned AK47 as the object of our times in National Museum poll.

# heritage - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Fate of Moore Street 1916 buildings up for debate
# Heritage
# Heritage

Fate of Moore Street 1916 buildings up for debate

Nov 8th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,500 Views 27 Comments

Oireachtas committee to hear from representatives campaigning for the preservation – but owners of site who want to redevelop it won’t attend.

# heritage - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Read Me: The Irish have not always been the victims of history
# History
# History

Read Me: The Irish have not always been the victims of history

Oct 28th 2012, 1:00 PM 10,868 Views 40 Comments

Joe O’Shea’s book throws light on the lesser-known bad boys of Irish antiquity, including one Kilkenny man who captured 12,000 slaves and launched 40 cross-Atlantic slave voyages in the early 18th century.

# heritage - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Bewley's signs to remain on Starbucks café - for now
# Nostalgia
# Nostalgia

Bewley's signs to remain on Starbucks café - for now

Oct 11th 2012, 10:00 PM 20,407 Views 54 Comments

Bewley’s had sought to remove a mosaic and floor tiling from its former café on Westmoreland Street in Dublin city centre.

Charlie Haughey drama trilogy gets major chunk of €4.5m BAI funding
# Sound And Vision
# Sound And Vision

Charlie Haughey drama trilogy gets major chunk of €4.5m BAI funding

Oct 11th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,857 Views 31 Comments

Trilogy charting Ireland through Charlie Haughey for RTÉ gets €1m funding and TG4 crime drama Corp + Anam lands €775k of the pot.

# heritage - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Deenihan to undertake assessment of Moore Street 1916 site
# 1916
# 1916

Deenihan to undertake assessment of Moore Street 1916 site

Oct 4th 2012, 11:28 AM 4,910 Views 26 Comments

Proposed plans for a shopping mall that would include a commemorative centre cannot go ahead without ministerial consent.

# heritage - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Column: Clerys is an O’Connell St icon – and the street has changed a lot
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Clerys is an O’Connell St icon – and the street has changed a lot

Sep 22nd 2012, 9:45 AM 365 Views 16 Comments

Dublin historian Pat Liddy describes the chequered history of the famous department store.

Hidden Ireland: Local spirit brings Fort Camden brought back to life
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Hidden Ireland: Local spirit brings Fort Camden brought back to life

Sep 22nd 2012, 8:45 AM 12,881 Views 15 Comments

Camden Fort Meagher, recognised as one of the finest examples of classical coastal artillery forts in the world, has been brought back to life by the hard work of local volunteers.

# heritage - Friday 21 September, 2012

It's Culture Night around Ireland - so what's on?
# Culture Night
# Culture Night

It's Culture Night around Ireland - so what's on?

Sep 21st 2012, 11:34 AM 4,801 Views 6 Comments

A record 34 towns, cities and counties will tonight offer cultural discovery for all ages. Check out what museums, galleries, studios and events you can explore free of charge.

# heritage - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Ireland now has the 'second-smallest' forest area in Europe
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Ireland now has the 'second-smallest' forest area in Europe

Aug 30th 2012, 6:45 AM 26,591 Views 63 Comments

Just 10 per cent of Ireland’s land is now forest – one of the smallest in Europe proportionally – which experts say will have a substantial impact on biodiversity.

# heritage - Sunday 26 August, 2012

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
# Heritage
# Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 26th 2012, 9:05 AM 3,536 Views 0 Comments

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

Tunnel vision: Going underground at the Casino Marino
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Tunnel vision: Going underground at the Casino Marino

Aug 26th 2012, 8:00 AM 27,663 Views 31 Comments

Eight underground tunnels leading out from Dublin’s 18th century Casino Marino… what are they there for?

# heritage - Saturday 25 August, 2012

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
# Heritage
# Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 25th 2012, 9:05 AM 2,939 Views 2 Comments

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

# heritage - Friday 24 August, 2012

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
# Heritage
# Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 24th 2012, 12:59 PM 2,875 Views 1 Comment

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

# heritage - Thursday 23 August, 2012

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
# Heritage
# Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 23rd 2012, 11:49 AM 2,199 Views 2 Comments

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

# heritage - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
# Heritage
# Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 22nd 2012, 11:45 AM 2,857 Views 0 Comments

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

# heritage - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
# Heritage
# Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 21st 2012, 10:13 AM 3,205 Views 2 Comments

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

# heritage - Monday 20 August, 2012

National Heritage Week: What's on today?
# Heritage
# Heritage

National Heritage Week: What's on today?

Aug 20th 2012, 10:13 AM 3,409 Views 1 Comment

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

# heritage - Sunday 19 August, 2012

National Heritage Week: What's on today?
# Heritage Week
# Heritage Week

National Heritage Week: What's on today?

Aug 19th 2012, 7:45 AM 4,990 Views 8 Comments

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

# heritage - Saturday 18 August, 2012

National Heritage Week kicks off today with 1,550 events
# Heritage Week
# Heritage Week

National Heritage Week kicks off today with 1,550 events

Aug 18th 2012, 8:45 AM 3,630 Views 0 Comments

A record number of events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

# heritage - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Colosseum to be restored using private donation
# Colosseum
# Colosseum

Colosseum to be restored using private donation

Jul 31st 2012, 7:15 PM 8,696 Views 9 Comments

A luxury shoemaker will fund the restoration project, which will see works taking place at the ancient ruin for more than two years.

# heritage - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Archaeologist brings Ireland's heritage to life in new audio guide
# Abarta
# Abarta

Archaeologist brings Ireland's heritage to life in new audio guide

Jul 15th 2012, 6:00 PM 5,530 Views 6 Comments

Irish archaeologist Neil Jackman says wanted to “create something positive” when he found himself unemployed – and so he rounded up a talented team to bring Ireland’s history to life.

# heritage - Monday 9 July, 2012

Six museums to be granted accreditation for high standards
# Museums
# Museums

Six museums to be granted accreditation for high standards

Jul 9th 2012, 2:30 PM 4,140 Views 0 Comments

Six museums across the country are to be given accreditation from the Heritage Council under a programme aimed at raising standards in the sector.

# heritage - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Timbuktu tomb destruction condemned by UNESCO
# Unesco
# Unesco

Timbuktu tomb destruction condemned by UNESCO

Jul 3rd 2012, 11:07 AM 3,654 Views 18 Comments

Islamist hardliners in northern Mali have claimed responsibility for what UNESCO termed “repugnant acts” of destruction on historical sites.