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# hidden-history - Sunday 20 September, 2020

How a lost shoe and Viking coins help tell the history of Glendalough

They’re on display now in a new exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland, which can be viewed online.

# hidden-history - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Irish author uncovers the story of Napoleon’s 'forgotten' Irish Legion

A new historical fiction book looks at the history of the Irish men who fought during the Napoleonic Wars.

# hidden-history - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Enda Kenny's grandfather, a Dutch plane full of diamonds: Illustrating the lesser-known histories of Irish lighthouses

Roger O’Reilly’s book of illustrations looks at the hidden history of Ireland’s lighthouses.

# hidden-history - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Double Take: The little-noticed laneway called Misery Hill in Dublin

The unlikely association with St James in Dublin’s Docklands.

# hidden-history - Monday 3 September, 2018

Volunteers have restored Bray Head's huge WWII 'Eire' sign

The sign was revealed by recent wildfires after lying hidden for many years.

# hidden-history - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Wildfire unveils huge WWII 'EIRE' sign on Bray Head

The signs were used during World War II to guide pilots, as Ireland was a neutral country.

# hidden-history - Sunday 5 November, 2017

This Irish woman fought as a man in the USA's Civil War

Albert Cashier was born Jennie Hodgers in Clogherhead.

# hidden-history - Saturday 19 August, 2017

IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue

Russell was an IRA chief of staff who died on a German u-boat in 1940.

# hidden-history - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires

Several sites around Ireland are being ‘adopted’ by their local communities.

# hidden-history - Monday 21 March, 2016

The mystery of the historic bomb-making equipment found in a Dublin attic

Jorge Zulkouski found the items ten years ago and with the 1916 centenary coming up, he thought now was the time to try to find out more.

# hidden-history - Sunday 2 August, 2015

The true tale of the Irish rugby players killed in World War I

Pals – The Irish at Gallipoli tells their story.

# hidden-history - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Five incredible things we discovered about Ireland's hidden history in the last year

Take some time out to read all about these pockets of Ireland’s past.

# hidden-history - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer

Patrick Brennan’s journal will be on display in Clare Museum.

# hidden-history - Friday 21 November, 2014

Bullets, blood and childbirth: Emergency services and the 1916 Rising

It’s all in a logbook that was bought by Dublin City Council.

# hidden-history - Friday 31 October, 2014

Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?

An archaeologist in Sligo has identified 35 used to hide people and ammunitions and needs your help to find more.

# hidden-history - Saturday 4 October, 2014

This historic Cork mansion was the scene of a kidnapping, and it's now at risk

The house has a private owner who lives in the USA.

# hidden-history - Sunday 21 September, 2014

What's being done about historic gravestones at the 'Cabbage Gardens' being vandalised?

The burial site is located in a park, but even CCTV hasn’t deterred people from vandalising them.

# hidden-history - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Heritage Ireland: The church at the crossroads of Dublin's ancient past

St Audoen’s in Dublin city centre stands by the most ancient road into Dublin. (And learn, too, about where the monks from Skellig Michael fled from their lonely rock in the sea.)

# hidden-history - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast

Archaeologist Neil Jackman transports us to another batch of wonderful Irish historical gems in Sligo, Dublin – and that incredible southerly Copper Coast.

# hidden-history - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Where in Ireland was the 'Doll's House'?

It was immortalised in a Frank O’Connor story.

# hidden-history - Saturday 16 August, 2014

# hidden-history - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1,000 people

Dunmore Cave has a chilling tale to tell visitors.

# hidden-history - Saturday 2 August, 2014

This Wexford man walked 10,000 miles through China in 1914 to find his family

Dr Hadden survived 2,000 people throwing “clods of earth” at him during one point in his journey…

# hidden-history - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world

Let archaeologist Neil Jackman lead you through the amazing past and present of Hook Lighthouse as well as trips to a major ancient monastery and Georgian splendour.

# hidden-history - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Heritage Ireland: Who is this man with the frightfully fancy tomb?

Archaeologist Neil Jackman brings us on a round tower with a view and a fantastically flamboyant neo-gothic mansion.

# hidden-history - Monday 5 May, 2014

Tracing the 'missing 1490' who fled Strokestown during the Famine

A new project looks at the lives of the 1490 people who left Roscommon for Canada in 1847. What happened to them?

# hidden-history - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Heard of Josie MacAvin? She's Ireland's only Emmy AND Oscar winner

A movie-themed tour is being launched at Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum in honour of MacAvin.

# hidden-history - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Eirebrushed - the woman 'written out' of Irish history (and why this isn't unusual)

Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell was ‘airbrushed’ out of an important photograph from 1916.

# hidden-history - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Can you help work out the name of this mysterious Irish town? Hidden History

Can you help work out the name of this mysterious Irish town?

A Redditor needs your help in the hunt for his Irish heritage.

# hidden-history - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Pics: Journeying into the abandoned mines of Ireland Hidden History This post contains images

Pics: Journeying into the abandoned mines of Ireland

The mines are visited by ‘urban explorers’ – but can be dangerous places.

# hidden-history - Monday 30 December, 2013

Cycling photographer's rare pictures uncover the Ireland of old Irish History This post contains images

Cycling photographer's rare pictures uncover the Ireland of old

Franz Haselbeck cycled around Limerick and South Clare taking photographs of daily events – and major happenings.

# hidden-history - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Hidden History: The 'forgotten' Irish Brigades abroad

A new book looks at the history of the Irish Brigades from the Wild Geese to the Napoleonic Wars.

# hidden-history - Sunday 17 November, 2013

"The street was my playground": A journey back to the tenement days

Phyllis Radburn, who lived on Henrietta St, was able to take a trip back to her former home thanks to Dublin City Council.

VIDEO: The secrets of Dublin tenements

Why do some tenement homes have thick blue paint on the walls? An expert explains.

# hidden-history - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Ready to meet Ireland's very first farmers?

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.

# hidden-history - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive

These top tips from National Library of Ireland’s conservation expert could help you hold onto family memories for longer.

# hidden-history - Saturday 28 September, 2013

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

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.

# hidden-history - Saturday 8 June, 2013

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth

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.

# hidden-history - Monday 18 March, 2013

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-history - Saturday 16 March, 2013

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.

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