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# hidden-history - Friday 8 January, 2021

Explainer: The curious case of Michael Collins' bloodstained cap being removed from museum display
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# Hidden History

Explainer: The curious case of Michael Collins' bloodstained cap being removed from museum display

Jan 8th 2021, 5:39 PM 25,280 Views 27 Comments

The National Museum of Ireland said the 2005 decision was ‘primarily’ about preserving the hat.

# hidden-history - Sunday 20 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 20th 2020, 8:30 AM 26,190 Views 11 Comments

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
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# Hidden History

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

May 12th 2019, 10:00 PM 27,470 Views 24 Comments

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
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# Shine A Light

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

Nov 4th 2018, 10:00 PM 24,996 Views 4 Comments

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
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# Double Take

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

Oct 3rd 2018, 3:06 PM 7,034 Views 1 Comment

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
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# Neutrality Marking

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

Sep 3rd 2018, 6:56 PM 74,778 Views 63 Comments

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
# Look-out Posts
# Look-out Posts

Wildfire unveils huge WWII 'EIRE' sign on Bray Head

Aug 4th 2018, 1:41 PM 109,796 Views 54 Comments

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
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

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

Nov 5th 2017, 10:30 AM 27,267 Views 16 Comments

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
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# Hidden History

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

Aug 19th 2017, 9:15 AM 48,142 Views 181 Comments

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
# Improving Ireland
# Improving Ireland

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

Oct 1st 2016, 7:00 PM 13,137 Views 7 Comments

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
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# Hidden History

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

Mar 21st 2016, 7:00 AM 36,108 Views 19 Comments

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
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# Hidden History

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

Aug 2nd 2015, 5:30 PM 18,384 Views 30 Comments

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
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# Hidden Ireland

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

Jan 3rd 2015, 10:15 AM 18,678 Views 6 Comments

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
# Life In Frongach
# Life In Frongach

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

Nov 29th 2014, 9:15 AM 7,768 Views 9 Comments

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
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# Hidden History

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

Nov 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 13,462 Views 11 Comments

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?
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# Hidden History

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

Oct 31st 2014, 3:57 PM 29,196 Views 37 Comments

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
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# Vernon Mount

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

Oct 4th 2014, 8:30 PM 37,366 Views 15 Comments

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?
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

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

Sep 21st 2014, 11:15 AM 16,153 Views 30 Comments

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
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# Hidden History

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

Sep 20th 2014, 9:15 AM 13,735 Views 7 Comments

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
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# Hidden History

Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast

Sep 6th 2014, 9:15 AM 17,921 Views 8 Comments

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'?
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# Hidden History

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

Aug 30th 2014, 9:45 AM 15,229 Views 14 Comments

It was immortalised in a Frank O’Connor story.

# hidden-history - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Here's who worried about prostitutes, thieves and riots in Irish cinemas in 1910...
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# Hidden Ireland

Here's who worried about prostitutes, thieves and riots in Irish cinemas in 1910...

Aug 16th 2014, 5:30 PM 11,998 Views 9 Comments

Worries on the big screen.

# hidden-history - Saturday 9 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 9th 2014, 9:45 AM 50,726 Views 14 Comments

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
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# Hidden Ireland

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

Aug 2nd 2014, 9:15 AM 16,102 Views 25 Comments

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
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# Hidden History

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

Jul 26th 2014, 9:45 AM 27,361 Views 20 Comments

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?
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# Hidden History

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

Jul 12th 2014, 9:15 AM 20,075 Views 14 Comments

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
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# Hidden History

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

May 5th 2014, 9:45 AM 26,695 Views 14 Comments

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
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# Old Hollywood

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

May 1st 2014, 11:09 AM 12,456 Views 7 Comments

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)
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# Hidden History

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

Apr 26th 2014, 10:00 AM 39,671 Views 35 Comments

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

# hidden-history - Thursday 13 March, 2014

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

Mar 13th 2014, 8:06 AM 3,426 Views 9 Comments

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
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# Hidden History

Pics: Journeying into the abandoned mines of Ireland

Jan 1st 2014, 9:15 AM 30,951 Views 31 Comments

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
# Irish History

Cycling photographer's rare pictures uncover the Ireland of old

Dec 30th 2013, 7:45 PM 33,608 Views 30 Comments

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
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# Irish Brigades

Hidden History: The 'forgotten' Irish Brigades abroad

Nov 24th 2013, 9:15 AM 10,552 Views 12 Comments

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
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# Hidden History

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

Nov 17th 2013, 9:15 AM 22,244 Views 29 Comments

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
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# Hidden History

VIDEO: The secrets of Dublin tenements

Nov 17th 2013, 9:15 AM 12,861 Views 14 Comments

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?
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# Heritage

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

Nov 9th 2013, 9:45 AM 11,722 Views 9 Comments

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
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# Yourstory

Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive

Oct 19th 2013, 9:45 AM 13,674 Views 5 Comments

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?
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# Hidden Ireland

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

Sep 28th 2013, 9:15 AM 14,789 Views 26 Comments

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
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# Hidden History

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth

Jun 8th 2013, 9:15 AM 14,419 Views 18 Comments

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
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# Hidden Ireland

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

Mar 18th 2013, 9:15 AM 29,298 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…

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