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Explainer: The curious case of Michael Collins' bloodstained cap being removed from museum display
How a lost shoe and Viking coins help tell the history of Glendalough
Irish author uncovers the story of Napoleon’s 'forgotten' Irish Legion
Enda Kenny's grandfather, a Dutch plane full of diamonds: Illustrating the lesser-known histories of Irish lighthouses
Double Take: The little-noticed laneway called Misery Hill in Dublin
Volunteers have restored Bray Head's huge WWII 'Eire' sign
Wildfire unveils huge WWII 'EIRE' sign on Bray Head
This Irish woman fought as a man in the USA's Civil War
IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue
Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires
The mystery of the historic bomb-making equipment found in a Dublin attic
The true tale of the Irish rugby players killed in World War I
Five incredible things we discovered about Ireland's hidden history in the last year
Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer
Bullets, blood and childbirth: Emergency services and the 1916 Rising
Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?
This historic Cork mansion was the scene of a kidnapping, and it's now at risk
What's being done about historic gravestones at the 'Cabbage Gardens' being vandalised?
Heritage Ireland: The church at the crossroads of Dublin's ancient past
Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast
Where in Ireland was the 'Doll's House'?
Here's who worried about prostitutes, thieves and riots in Irish cinemas in 1910...
Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1,000 people
This Wexford man walked 10,000 miles through China in 1914 to find his family
Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world
Heritage Ireland: Who is this man with the frightfully fancy tomb?
Tracing the 'missing 1490' who fled Strokestown during the Famine
Heard of Josie MacAvin? She's Ireland's only Emmy AND Oscar winner
Eirebrushed - the woman 'written out' of Irish history (and why this isn't unusual)
Can you help work out the name of this mysterious Irish town?
Pics: Journeying into the abandoned mines of Ireland
Cycling photographer's rare pictures uncover the Ireland of old
Hidden History: The 'forgotten' Irish Brigades abroad
"The street was my playground": A journey back to the tenement days
VIDEO: The secrets of Dublin tenements
Hidden Ireland: Ready to meet Ireland's very first farmers?
Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive
Hidden Ireland: Have you seen this ancient carving of a hurley and sliotar?
History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth
Here’s what posh Irish toilets looked like 700 years ago