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#History

# history - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember the 1798 rebellion from the Junior Cert?
# History
# History

Quiz: How well do you remember the 1798 rebellion from the Junior Cert?

May 24th 2020, 10:00 PM 50,788 Views 42 Comments

Just the 222 years ago.

# history - Saturday 16 May, 2020

They were called 'dirty Irish bloodhounds'. Life as an emigrant servant in the early 20th Century
# History
# History

They were called 'dirty Irish bloodhounds'. Life as an emigrant servant in the early 20th Century

May 16th 2020, 9:00 PM 51,043 Views 26 Comments

Catherine Healy is hoping to gather the stories of domestic servants who worked abroad in the lead up to WW II.

# history - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Remembering Bewley’s: Once 'the heart and the hearth of Dublin'
# History
# History

Remembering Bewley’s: Once 'the heart and the hearth of Dublin'

May 9th 2020, 8:27 AM 33,348 Views 63 Comments

Donal Fallon reflects on the end of an era, as Bewley’s cafe on Grafton street prepares to close its doors.

# history - Sunday 26 April, 2020

'It brings history to life': The project giving colour to Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz and other Irish figures
# Old Ireland In Colour
# Old Ireland In Colour

'It brings history to life': The project giving colour to Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz and other Irish figures

Apr 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 36,642 Views 39 Comments

Hundreds of historic Irish photos have been given a new lease of life by NUI Galway professor John Breslin.

# history - Sunday 29 March, 2020

The Irish For: Kiltartanese and a passionate affair. The story of Galway's Lady Gregory
# History
# History

The Irish For: Kiltartanese and a passionate affair. The story of Galway's Lady Gregory

Mar 29th 2020, 8:30 AM 30,055 Views 11 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha follows the artistic path of one of Ireland’s most fascinating historical women.

# history - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Judd Trump makes snooker history
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Judd Trump makes snooker history

Mar 15th 2020, 11:22 PM 19,525 Views 7 Comments

The Englishman landed a sixth snooker ranking title in the 2019-20, setting a new record.

# history - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Opinion: A tribute to Tomás Mac Curtain, the martyred Lord Mayor
# History
# History

Opinion: A tribute to Tomás Mac Curtain, the martyred Lord Mayor

Mar 14th 2020, 9:00 PM 29,226 Views 32 Comments

Donal Fallon looks at the life of Tomás Mac Curtain, who was shot dead in his home on 20 March 1920.

# history - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Architecture's top prize awarded to two Irish women
# Pritzker Prize
# Pritzker Prize

Architecture's top prize awarded to two Irish women

Mar 3rd 2020, 10:45 PM 34,718 Views 29 Comments

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were awarded the Pritzker prize today.

# history - Friday 14 February, 2020

A century of splits and the 'passing on of authority' : How does the modern Sinn Féin trace its roots back to the civil war?
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

A century of splits and the 'passing on of authority' : How does the modern Sinn Féin trace its roots back to the civil war?

Feb 14th 2020, 9:30 AM 28,661 Views 51 Comments

The party of today owes its success to the peace process, writes Brian Hanley.

# history - Thursday 13 February, 2020

How well do you know your League of Ireland history?
# Quiz
From The42
# Quiz

How well do you know your League of Ireland history?

Feb 13th 2020, 5:12 PM 4,368 Views 1 Comment

Ahead of the new season, we look back at previous years.

# history - Monday 3 February, 2020

'Why haven't I known about her up to now?': RTÉ broadcasts landmark series celebrating women in Irish history
# Herstory
# Herstory

'Why haven't I known about her up to now?': RTÉ broadcasts landmark series celebrating women in Irish history

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 PM 17,219 Views 13 Comments

It involves a six-part series as well as a podcast series.

# history - Saturday 18 January, 2020

History: As our election looms, spare a thought for the women of 1920
# 1920
# 1920

History: As our election looms, spare a thought for the women of 1920

Jan 18th 2020, 9:30 AM 12,285 Views 18 Comments

Women stood for election for the first time in 1920, in considerable numbers, writes Dr Margaret Ward.

# history - Monday 6 January, 2020

Dr Mary McAuliffe: Debate about an RIC commemoration needs more than a Black and Tans hashtag
# 1920
# 1920

Dr Mary McAuliffe: Debate about an RIC commemoration needs more than a Black and Tans hashtag

Jan 6th 2020, 6:30 PM 56,540 Views 105 Comments

The controversy around the RIC commemoration is entirely understandable, but it’s not that simple, writes Dr Mary McAuliffe.

# history - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas

Dec 25th 2019, 3:00 PM 21,498 Views 6 Comments

In December 1788, Whaley was struck by a malignant fever.

# history - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: 'The ablest of all the fearless women who worked for Ireland’s freedom'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: 'The ablest of all the fearless women who worked for Ireland’s freedom'

Dec 1st 2019, 12:00 PM 14,850 Views 16 Comments

Sheehy Skeffington fought for equality and the republican cause – but why wasn’t she put forward as a candidate in the crucial 1918 election?

# history - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Extract: From 'litir' to 'meisce'...  A history of Ireland in 10 (or so) words
# An Post Irish Book Awards
# An Post Irish Book Awards

Extract: From 'litir' to 'meisce'... A history of Ireland in 10 (or so) words

Nov 12th 2019, 7:03 PM 16,360 Views 6 Comments

Ancient Irish texts teach us about how people saw the world back then, as the authors of a new book explain.

# history - Monday 28 October, 2019

Tiger Woods equals Snead's 'crazy' 54-year-old record for US PGA Tour wins
# History
From The42
# History

Tiger Woods equals Snead's 'crazy' 54-year-old record for US PGA Tour wins

Oct 28th 2019, 9:18 AM 9,127 Views 8 Comments

The American met the record at the Zozo Championship in Japan.

# history - Monday 14 October, 2019

'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'
# Burden Of History
From The42
# Burden Of History

'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'

Oct 14th 2019, 5:33 AM 15,198 Views 18 Comments

Ireland have never won a World Cup knock-out game but Joe Schmidt’s men are quietly confident.

# history - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Rhys McClenaghan wins bronze with incredible performance in World Championship final
# Gymnastics
From The42
# Gymnastics

Rhys McClenaghan wins bronze with incredible performance in World Championship final

Oct 12th 2019, 4:59 PM 24,851 Views 9 Comments

Newtownards youngster adds historic world medal to his CV in Stuttgart.

History maker! Kenya's Kipchoge busts two-hour marathon barrier
# History
From The42
# History

History maker! Kenya's Kipchoge busts two-hour marathon barrier

Oct 12th 2019, 9:27 AM 43,303 Views 64 Comments

The Olympic champion becomes the first-ever athlete to run a sub two-hour marathon.

# history - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Quiz: Can you pass this Junior Cert History test?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Can you pass this Junior Cert History test?

Oct 5th 2019, 9:00 PM 93,009 Views 48 Comments

The subject was given special status by the Government this week.

# history - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots'

Oct 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 10,627 Views 14 Comments

Aspects of Irish history are conspicuous by their absence from the syllabus, writes Caoimhín de Barra.

# history - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

History beckons for Enable and Dettori in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
# Column
From The42
# Column

History beckons for Enable and Dettori in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Oct 2nd 2019, 12:52 PM 2,788 Views 4 Comments

Khalid Abdullah’s mare will look to claim the race for a record third time this Sunday, writes Donn McClean.

# history - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle
# Special Status
# Special Status

Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle

Oct 1st 2019, 8:23 AM 9,935 Views 53 Comments

Maths, Irish and English are currently the only compulsory subjects, bar some exceptions.

# history - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Poll: Should History be compulsory for Junior Cycle students?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should History be compulsory for Junior Cycle students?

Sep 25th 2019, 10:00 AM 21,116 Views 58 Comments

The subject became optional for students last September.

# history - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Germany asks Poland for forgiveness, 80 years on from beginning of World War II
# World War II
# World War II

Germany asks Poland for forgiveness, 80 years on from beginning of World War II

Sep 1st 2019, 11:17 AM 35,311 Views 49 Comments

Nearly six million Poles died in the conflict that killed more than 50 million people overall.

# history - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Battle of the Bogside: It's 50 years since the community riot that changed Ireland
# Free Derry
# Free Derry

Battle of the Bogside: It's 50 years since the community riot that changed Ireland

Aug 11th 2019, 10:00 PM 32,204 Views 43 Comments

In August 1969, the people of the city’s Bogside area erected barricades to prevent the RUC entering.

# history - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Alice Kyteler: The Kilkenny 'witch' condemned for sorcery
# Alice Kyteler
# Alice Kyteler

Alice Kyteler: The Kilkenny 'witch' condemned for sorcery

Aug 4th 2019, 10:00 AM 39,603 Views 17 Comments

Author Niamh Boyce spoke to us about her new book on the story.

# history - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Redmond scores 1-11 as Wexford end Leinster final hoodoo with win over Kilkenny
# History Makers
From The42
# History Makers

Redmond scores 1-11 as Wexford end Leinster final hoodoo with win over Kilkenny

Jun 30th 2019, 1:24 PM 23,471 Views 2 Comments

Wexford’s star man struck a flurry of late points to seal a first provincial title since 1985.

# history - Sunday 9 June, 2019

'I was in disguise as an American tourist': The woman who egged Richard Nixon in 1970
# Nixon In Dublin
# Nixon In Dublin

'I was in disguise as an American tourist': The woman who egged Richard Nixon in 1970

Jun 9th 2019, 12:00 PM 18,289 Views 17 Comments

Nixon’s motorcade was making its way through Dublin when it was egged three times.

# history - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

New historical birth, marriage and death registers available online for public to access
# Genealogy
# Genealogy

New historical birth, marriage and death registers available online for public to access

Jun 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 93,006 Views 3 Comments

These records hold the births for 1917 and 1918, marriages from 1864 to 1869, 1942 and 1943 and deaths for 1967 and 1968.

# history - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?
# A Costly Lesson
# A Costly Lesson

Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?

Jun 2nd 2019, 10:00 PM 35,516 Views 99 Comments

The history of e-voting in Ireland is a long, winding, costly saga.

# history - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Celtic's Irish star taking nothing for granted as Hoops eye unprecedented history
# Triple Treble
From The42
# Triple Treble

Celtic's Irish star taking nothing for granted as Hoops eye unprecedented history

May 21st 2019, 8:06 PM 10,850 Views 2 Comments

The triple treble is well and truly on for Jonny Hayes’ Celtic.

# history - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

'If I stay healthy and play well, I'll have 30 chances at a Grand Slam. One of them is bound to go my way, right?'
# History
From The42
# History

'If I stay healthy and play well, I'll have 30 chances at a Grand Slam. One of them is bound to go my way, right?'

May 15th 2019, 7:40 PM 9,622 Views 0 Comments

Jordan Spieth has had his struggles this season, but could write himself into the history books this weekend at Bethpage.

# history - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Buck Whaley: The stakes were high when the Gambler met the Butcher
# Voices
# Voices

Buck Whaley: The stakes were high when the Gambler met the Butcher

Apr 27th 2019, 7:30 PM 24,194 Views 16 Comments

Buck Whaley was one of Irish history’s most colourful and eccentric characters, writes David Ryan.

# history - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Jennifer Kupcho creates history at Augusta after claiming National Women's Amateur
# History
From The42
# History

Jennifer Kupcho creates history at Augusta after claiming National Women's Amateur

Apr 6th 2019, 9:39 PM 6,847 Views 0 Comments

The amateur tournament was the first women’s trophy ever contested at Augusta National.

# history - Friday 22 March, 2019

'Everything we need' - Big Olympic boost as top Irish sailors open the doors of their 'new home'
# First And Foremost
From The42
# First And Foremost

'Everything we need' - Big Olympic boost as top Irish sailors open the doors of their 'new home'

Mar 22nd 2019, 3:41 PM 4,480 Views 0 Comments

Rio medallist Annalise Murphy is among the 13 leading sailors based at the new facility in Dún Laoghaire.

# history - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

'Great Escape' veteran who called film 'absolute rubbish' dies aged 101
# RIP
# RIP

'Great Escape' veteran who called film 'absolute rubbish' dies aged 101

Mar 12th 2019, 10:20 PM 29,164 Views 22 Comments

The former RAF navigator never managed to escape the camp in events later portrayed in the Steve McQueen film.

# history - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Hiding in plain sight: 5 fascinating old buildings around Dublin you probably never noticed
# If These Walls Could Talk
# If These Walls Could Talk

Hiding in plain sight: 5 fascinating old buildings around Dublin you probably never noticed

Feb 27th 2019, 4:41 PM 36,130 Views 7 Comments

Behind nondescript facades, some of Dublin’s oldest houses are being lovingly preserved.

# history - Saturday 26 January, 2019

This historical clock tower has started chiming for the first time in over 30 years
# Co Down
# Co Down

This historical clock tower has started chiming for the first time in over 30 years

Jan 26th 2019, 6:00 PM 14,999 Views 8 Comments

The clock began chiming to signify the countdown to the opening of the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens in April.