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#History

# history - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Double Take: St Valentine's heart in a box in a Dublin church
# Double Take
# Double Take

Double Take: St Valentine's heart in a box in a Dublin church

May 9th 2018, 4:16 PM 9,569 Views 0 Comments

St Valentine’s heart will go on.

# history - Saturday 5 May, 2018

The past isn't the past, it's not even over: We can't discard Junior Cert History
# History
# History

The past isn't the past, it's not even over: We can't discard Junior Cert History

May 5th 2018, 10:00 PM 66,510 Views 41 Comments

Author John Connell agrees with President Higgins that making the study of History optional at junior cycle is to lose a part of our national identity.

# history - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'Priceless' stolen relic returned to Christ Church Cathedral after gardaí find it in Phoenix Park
# Dean's Rock
# Dean's Rock

'Priceless' stolen relic returned to Christ Church Cathedral after gardaí find it in Phoenix Park

Apr 26th 2018, 7:30 PM 32,621 Views 29 Comments

The heart of St Laurence O’Toole was stolen in March 2012.

# history - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Bow ties, blazers, champagne at half-time: Racing's 'Le Show-Bizz' era
# Glamour
From The42
# Glamour

Bow ties, blazers, champagne at half-time: Racing's 'Le Show-Bizz' era

Apr 21st 2018, 9:00 AM 17,430 Views 3 Comments

Munster’s Champions Cup semi-final opponents had an interesting era in the late 1980s.

# history - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

One of the men hanged for the infamous Mám Trasna murders has been pardoned by President Higgins
# Myles Joyce
# Myles Joyce

One of the men hanged for the infamous Mám Trasna murders has been pardoned by President Higgins

Apr 4th 2018, 6:30 PM 21,085 Views 36 Comments

This is the first presidential pardon for a case which occurred before the State’s foundation.

# history - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Brilliant Ronaldo makes history as Real Madrid blow away 10-man Juventus
# Report
From The42
# Report

Brilliant Ronaldo makes history as Real Madrid blow away 10-man Juventus

Apr 3rd 2018, 9:37 PM 55,776 Views 67 Comments

The tie looks all but over largely thanks to the Portuguese star’s genius.

# history - Monday 2 April, 2018

'An extraordinary story': TG4 docu-drama on Mám Trasna murder case to air this week
# History
# History

'An extraordinary story': TG4 docu-drama on Mám Trasna murder case to air this week

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:45 AM 31,286 Views 17 Comments

On 17 August 1882, five members of the Joyce family were murdered in their home in Mám Trasna.

# history - Sunday 1 April, 2018

A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list
# Heritage Ireland
# Heritage Ireland

A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list

Apr 1st 2018, 8:45 AM 24,595 Views 19 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores the historical treasures of Achill Island as part of his new book on the Wild Atlantic Way.

# history - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Hooded Man: 'They asked me to count to ten; I refused in case I couldn’t do it'
# Francie Mcguigan
# Francie Mcguigan

Hooded Man: 'They asked me to count to ten; I refused in case I couldn’t do it'

Mar 24th 2018, 10:00 PM 34,742 Views 69 Comments

A European court ruled that the 14 men “did not occasion suffering of the particular intensity and cruelty implied by the word torture”.

# history - Sunday 11 March, 2018

A Civil War mortar shell was found in a tree in Co Kildare
# Century Old
# Century Old

A Civil War mortar shell was found in a tree in Co Kildare

Mar 11th 2018, 12:19 PM 28,899 Views 12 Comments

The munition was found in Ballymore Eustace.

# history - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Study reveals earliest cave art belonged to Neanderthals, not humans
# Ancient Times
# Ancient Times

Study reveals earliest cave art belonged to Neanderthals, not humans

Feb 25th 2018, 1:00 PM 30,171 Views 69 Comments

Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave art was crafted at least 20,000 years before modern humans arrived.

# history - Friday 9 February, 2018

From the archives: A Christmas card from Countess Markievicz in Holloway Prison
# Centenary
# Centenary

From the archives: A Christmas card from Countess Markievicz in Holloway Prison

Feb 9th 2018, 8:10 AM 12,784 Views 52 Comments

In our final piece marking the centenary of the women’s vote in 1918, we take a look at items in the archive related to Countess Markievicz.

# history - Saturday 3 February, 2018

13 of the most attractive people from Leaving Cert History books
# Leaving Cert
From The Daily Edge
# Leaving Cert

13 of the most attractive people from Leaving Cert History books

Feb 3rd 2018, 9:30 PM 10,942 Views 9 Comments

From Roger Casement to Edna O’Brien, we run through the best looking people on the Irish history course.

'He was the One Direction of his day': These musicians want to resurrect the almost-forgotten Thomas Moore
# Moore's Melodies
# Moore's Melodies

'He was the One Direction of his day': These musicians want to resurrect the almost-forgotten Thomas Moore

Feb 3rd 2018, 9:00 PM 25,990 Views 12 Comments

Thanks to Moore, we have Irish songs and music that would have died with end of oral history.

# history - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Remembering the 35 girls who died in a Cavan orphanage fire in 1943
# St Joseph’s Orphanage
# St Joseph’s Orphanage

Remembering the 35 girls who died in a Cavan orphanage fire in 1943

Jan 20th 2018, 11:28 AM 26,986 Views 47 Comments

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell highlighted the tragic fire in the Dáil this week during a debate on the Eighth Amendment.

# history - Friday 19 January, 2018

Ancient human remains found in Mayo date back over 5,000 years
# Neolithic
# Neolithic

Ancient human remains found in Mayo date back over 5,000 years

Jan 19th 2018, 11:03 AM 56,883 Views 58 Comments

A local hillwalker made the discovery in a cave-like chamber on Ben Gorm Mountain.

# history - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Kerry Babies: An unsolved murder 34 years after Ireland put 'womanhood on trial'
# Kerry Babies
# Kerry Babies

Kerry Babies: An unsolved murder 34 years after Ireland put 'womanhood on trial'

Jan 16th 2018, 1:19 PM 63,116 Views 116 Comments

As we wait on a significant announcement from gardaí, we look back at the Kerry Babies case which rocked the country to its core – and became, perhaps, a catalyst for change.

# history - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Temple Bar could have been a bus station but for a 'duplicitous volte face' from the government
# Sliding Bus Doors
# Sliding Bus Doors

Temple Bar could have been a bus station but for a 'duplicitous volte face' from the government

Jan 7th 2018, 7:30 AM 17,258 Views 20 Comments

It would also feature an underground rail tunnel from Heuston Station to Connolly.

# history - Monday 1 January, 2018

'1918 was a year of monumental importance that had plenty in common with 2018 Ireland'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'1918 was a year of monumental importance that had plenty in common with 2018 Ireland'

Jan 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 21,619 Views 10 Comments

Here is a look back at that year, with some reflections on the similarities and differences with the Ireland of today, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# history - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Harry Kane makes history as Spurs sweep aside Southampton
# Too Good
From The42
# Too Good

Harry Kane makes history as Spurs sweep aside Southampton

Dec 26th 2017, 2:22 PM 7,832 Views 6 Comments

The England international overtook Alan Shearer’s Premier League record for most goals in a calendar year.

# history - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Scientists discover that a bone fragment from 343AD 'could belong to Santa'
# Relic
# Relic

Scientists discover that a bone fragment from 343AD 'could belong to Santa'

Dec 6th 2017, 12:38 PM 15,774 Views 28 Comments

“It is exciting to think that these relics could in fact be genuine.”

# history - Sunday 19 November, 2017

PHOTOS: Arthur Fields captured Dublin life for five decades
# Man On The Bridge
# Man On The Bridge

PHOTOS: Arthur Fields captured Dublin life for five decades

Nov 19th 2017, 6:30 PM 39,555 Views 30 Comments

An archive of almost 6,000 photographs has been crowdsourced from across Ireland.

# history - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold
# Rms Leinster
# Rms Leinster

Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold

Nov 18th 2017, 9:45 AM 13,769 Views 66 Comments

Over 500 people were killed when the boat sank, just a month before the First World War ended.

# history - Friday 17 November, 2017

'A massive step' - Shannon RFC to field first-ever U20 women's team in Ireland
# History Makers
From The42
# History Makers

'A massive step' - Shannon RFC to field first-ever U20 women's team in Ireland

Nov 17th 2017, 6:30 PM 4,700 Views 1 Comment

They’ll make their bow next Wednesday week.

# history - Sunday 12 November, 2017

This 1,000 page, 5kg atlas challenges the usual story of Ireland's revolutionary history
# Atlas Of The Irish Revolution
# Atlas Of The Irish Revolution

This 1,000 page, 5kg atlas challenges the usual story of Ireland's revolutionary history

Nov 12th 2017, 8:00 PM 29,063 Views 50 Comments

We spoke to one of its editors.

The artist who captured Ireland in the 1800s with thousands of watercolours
# Du Noyer
# Du Noyer

The artist who captured Ireland in the 1800s with thousands of watercolours

Nov 12th 2017, 8:45 AM 33,651 Views 17 Comments

George Victor du Noyer travelled around Ireland drawing various features, accompanied by his spaniel Mr Buff.

# 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 27,365 Views 19 Comments

Albert Cashier was born Jennie Hodgers in Clogherhead.

# history - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien makes history at Ascot
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien makes history at Ascot

Oct 21st 2017, 3:31 PM 7,056 Views 7 Comments

He drew level with Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 Group One winners in a year.

# history - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Liverpool record biggest away victory by an English club in Champions League history
# Rout
From The42
# Rout

Liverpool record biggest away victory by an English club in Champions League history

Oct 17th 2017, 9:52 PM 11,715 Views 34 Comments

The Reds arrived in Slovenia with critics questioning Jurgen Klopp’s signings and tactics.

# history - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Former Ireland captain in first Barbarians women's side to make bow against Munster
# History
From The42
# History

Former Ireland captain in first Barbarians women's side to make bow against Munster

Oct 10th 2017, 11:54 AM 4,757 Views 0 Comments

Fiona Coghlan and the Barbarians will face Munster in Thomond Park next month.

# history - Monday 2 October, 2017

Pics: The world's largest exhibition of Famine-related art is coming to Ireland
# History
# History

Pics: The world's largest exhibition of Famine-related art is coming to Ireland

Oct 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 14,817 Views 66 Comments

The artworks, which are currently on display at a museum in Connecticut, will be displayed in Ireland for eight months next year.

# history - Saturday 30 September, 2017

A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin
# Dublin Docks
# Dublin Docks

A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin

Sep 30th 2017, 9:45 AM 16,768 Views 35 Comments

Of the 36 people who died in the bombings, only four bodies were found.

# history - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

More history to be made by Joy Neville as she'll take charge of men's international
# Breaking New Ground
From The42
# Breaking New Ground

More history to be made by Joy Neville as she'll take charge of men's international

Sep 27th 2017, 10:06 AM 6,605 Views 9 Comments

The former Ireland back row will become one of the first female referees to oversee a men’s international next month.

# history - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Found destitute and demented': Limerick police records give insight into Irish life in 1922
# History
# History

'Found destitute and demented': Limerick police records give insight into Irish life in 1922

Sep 10th 2017, 8:30 PM 27,462 Views 26 Comments

The collection was made available online this week as part of a project by the council to digitise its archive.

# history - Saturday 9 September, 2017

How a desolate patch of Ireland was used to teach people to farm during the famine
# Quakers
# Quakers

How a desolate patch of Ireland was used to teach people to farm during the famine

Sep 9th 2017, 8:30 PM 25,621 Views 46 Comments

The farm taught hundreds of Irishmen to be self-sustaining during the worst of the Great Famine.

# history - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Neglect and abuse of Irish children in institutions led them to set cells on fire and swallow nails
# Custody
# Custody

Neglect and abuse of Irish children in institutions led them to set cells on fire and swallow nails

Sep 3rd 2017, 10:00 PM 31,283 Views 49 Comments

There was a huge resistance to child psychology in Ireland up to the 1950s due to the close connections between state and church.

Head shavings at gunpoint and sexual assaults - Violence against women during the Irish Revolution
# History
# History

Head shavings at gunpoint and sexual assaults - Violence against women during the Irish Revolution

Sep 3rd 2017, 7:00 PM 49,788 Views 68 Comments

A Maynooth professor has said history may be downplaying the level of violence directed towards women during the conflict.

# history - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Relics of Piracy and a History of Dublin: The Central Bank is opening its archives for the first time
# History
# History

Relics of Piracy and a History of Dublin: The Central Bank is opening its archives for the first time

Aug 31st 2017, 1:41 PM 9,826 Views 10 Comments

Over 12,000 paper files are open to the public.

# history - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'It would make you wonder has anything changed?': Over a century later, Ireland still can't shake its eviction past
# Notice
# Notice

'It would make you wonder has anything changed?': Over a century later, Ireland still can't shake its eviction past

Aug 26th 2017, 8:30 PM 45,161 Views 32 Comments

The rent uncertainty of today is not only widespread – but goes deep through the ages of Irish history.

# history - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones? Now you can experience what he did on his day job

Fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones? Now you can experience what he did on his day job

Aug 20th 2017, 7:30 PM 17,136 Views 14 Comments

The public is being asked to help at archaeological dig at Glendalough.