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# Heritage

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Dáil proposal calls for greater protection of 1916 Rising HQ
Sinn Féin is bringing a private members’ motion calling for the protection and full preservation of the Moore Street site.
Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration
Taoiseach linked Ireland’s ‘generational memory’ about Famine years to the country’s fight against root causes of hunger.
Column: This is a unique island – and it’s time we regained our pride
Ireland has a heritage that is the envy of the world, writes Jillian Godsil. We should remember that when building our future.
13 words you'll never hear outside of Ireland...
…unless they are being spoken by an Irish ex-pat, of course.
Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce
An Taisce’s comprehensive report suggests urban sprawl means more time in cars or transport – and less time physically active.
The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system
An Taisce has rated planning systems in 34 city and county councils. Nine of them got an ‘F’ grade.
Action on planning inquiries 'could help stop another property bubble'
An Taisce said alleged irregularities at seven councils had not yet been properly investigated.
OPW enlisting voluntary groups to develop heritage sites
Brian Hayes said the OPW does not have the resources to exploit the historical sites’ full potential for tourists.
What location is featured in the earliest depiction of an Irish city?
The original version of this charter (pictured) dates from 1372 – but what city does it represent, and who is pictured in it?
Column: Yes, centenaries are tourism gold but let's not forget our past for a quick buck
Tour guide John Gibney says Ireland should recognise the events being marked over the coming years as vital parts of our heritage, and not just as opportunities for tourism.
National Library gets visitor boost from its online activity
The Library has revolutionised its presence on digital media – and has a newfound popularity to prove it.
Cork to get its 'own passport' under plan from FG councillor
The idea has been floated by a Fine Gael councillor in Cork to celebrate the heritage of the rebel county – but the reaction from non-Corkonians has been less than positive…
Letter in a bottle from Titanic victim goes on display
Jeremiah Burke wrote a goodbye note and threw it overboard in a bottle – a year after his death in the disaster, it washed up near his former home.
We'll always have Connemara: John Hinde Ltd facing examinership
The picture postcard company is in financial difficulties but its rose-tinted archive of Ireland lives on in our slideshow…
Ireland's historic buildings could be stripped of protection in new plan
There will be “nothing to stop people bulldozing” sites built in the last 300 years if the proposals are carried through, an archaeologist told
Over 1,400 events planned nationwide for National Heritage Week
The nine-day festival kicked off on Saturday, with events across the country including at least 200 in Dublin alone.
Temple Bar "is working" says Arts Minister
Jimmy Deenihan calls Dublin city area a “cultural oasis” during Absolut Fringe Festival 2011 launch.
Poll: Is the 'proof of Irishness' certificate worthwhile?
The government has confirmed that a ‘Certificate of Irish Heritage’ will be available to members of the Irish diaspora from October. What do you think of the move?…
Ghost town: 3 unusual places you can visit for nothing today
All the OPW’s visitor sites are free to enter today. They include the usual big names – plus some altogether stranger…
Kids go radio gaga as they get grants to set up station
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland divvies up almost €800k of grants to radio programme producers.
Archaeologists find new Viking site in Temple Bar
More evidence of Dublin’s original inhabitants turns up at building site in Meeting House Square.
Demolition work begins on landmark building on Dublin's High Street
The address was home to Murphy’s Pram and Nursery store but safety concerns have led to demolition beginning.