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# Heritage

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# Hidden Ireland
4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests four more heritage sites to visit in Offaly, Roscommon, Meath and Tipperary.
# slap on the wrist
Great Barrier Reef status as 'natural wonder of the world' under threat
The UN says Australia hasn’t done enough to tackle concerns about rampant coastal development and water quality at the world heritage site.
# Hidden Ireland
Ever wondered where medieval Dubliners went for a pint?
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.
# Hidden Ireland
4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests four (free) heritage sites to visit in Cork, Galway, Louth and Laois.
# Hidden Ireland
3 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests three (free) heritage sites to visit in Waterford, Cork and Kildare.
# Hidden Ireland
4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
There is no entry fee to any of these sites in Kilkenny, Mayo, Wicklow and Meath – so what are you waiting for?
# hairstory
Meet the 'hair archaeologist' who recreates hairdos from history
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.
# Hidden Ireland
Here’s what posh Irish toilets looked like 700 years ago
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…
# Hidden Ireland
4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology
Follow in the footsteps of St Patrick this weekend… or at least to the places he’s reputed to have visited for special events.
# hidden history
Uncovering the 'Disappeared' of Irish War of Independence and Civil War
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.
# Hidden Ireland
3 more off-the-beaten track places you really should visit
There is no entry fee to any of these sites in Westmeath, Mayo and Wexford – so what are you waiting for?
# Hidden Ireland
5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit
There is no entry fee to any of these sites – so what are you waiting for?
# cultural tourism
€300k funding announced for local and regional museum development
Funding available for regional museum development projects has been significantly expanded for 2013 to promote cultural tourism in Ireland.
# hidey holes
Top 5 heritage Irish sites to escape the apocalypse*
*If you are reading this, it probably hasn’t happened so far this morning.
# tanzania
Pictures: Communities in Tanzania reap the benefits of Mpingo tree
The most expensive wood for carving figures and instruments, its certification last year has created huge opportunities for communities.
# Guinness
What did the Guinness family ever do for us?
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.
# sign of our times
The symbol of our time: A decommissioned AK47?
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
Fate of Moore Street 1916 buildings up for debate
Oireachtas committee to hear from representatives campaigning for the preservation – but owners of site who want to redevelop it won’t attend.
Voices
Read Me: The Irish have not always been the victims of history
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.
# Nostalgia
Bewley's signs to remain on Starbucks café - for now
Bewley’s had sought to remove a mosaic and floor tiling from its former café on Westmoreland Street in Dublin city centre.
# sound and vision
Charlie Haughey drama trilogy gets major chunk of €4.5m BAI funding
Trilogy charting Ireland through Charlie Haughey for RTÉ gets €1m funding and TG4 crime drama Corp + Anam lands €775k of the pot.
# 1916
Deenihan to undertake assessment of Moore Street 1916 site
Proposed plans for a shopping mall that would include a commemorative centre cannot go ahead without ministerial consent.
Voices
Column: Clerys is an O’Connell St icon – and the street has changed a lot
Dublin historian Pat Liddy describes the chequered history of the famous department store.
# Hidden Ireland
Hidden Ireland: Local spirit brings Fort Camden brought back to life
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.
# Culture Night
It's Culture Night around Ireland - so what's on?
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.
# Biodiversity
Ireland now has the 'second-smallest' forest area in Europe
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
National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.
# Hidden Ireland
Tunnel vision: Going underground at the Casino Marino
Eight underground tunnels leading out from Dublin’s 18th century Casino Marino… what are they there for?
# Heritage
National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.
# Heritage
National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.
# Heritage
National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.
# Heritage
National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.
# Heritage
National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.
# Heritage
National Heritage Week: What's on today?
A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.
# Heritage Week
National Heritage Week: What's on today?
A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.
# Heritage Week
National Heritage Week kicks off today with 1,550 events
A record number of events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.
# Colosseum
Colosseum to be restored using private donation
A luxury shoemaker will fund the restoration project, which will see works taking place at the ancient ruin for more than two years.
# Abarta
Archaeologist brings Ireland's heritage to life in new audio guide
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.
# Museums
Six museums to be granted accreditation for high standards
Six museums across the country are to be given accreditation from the Heritage Council under a programme aimed at raising standards in the sector.
# Unesco
Timbuktu tomb destruction condemned by UNESCO
Islamist hardliners in northern Mali have claimed responsibility for what UNESCO termed “repugnant acts” of destruction on historical sites.