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# History

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# Leaving Cert
13 of the most attractive people from Leaving Cert History books
From Roger Casement to Edna O’Brien, we run through the best looking people on the Irish history course.
# moore's melodies
'He was the One Direction of his day': These musicians want to resurrect the almost-forgotten Thomas Moore
Thanks to Moore, we have Irish songs and music that would have died with end of oral history.
# St Joseph’s Orphanage
Remembering the 35 girls who died in a Cavan orphanage fire in 1943
Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell highlighted the tragic fire in the Dáil this week during a debate on the Eighth Amendment.
# neolithic
Ancient human remains found in Mayo date back over 5,000 years
A local hillwalker made the discovery in a cave-like chamber on Ben Gorm Mountain.
# kerry babies
Kerry Babies: An unsolved murder 34 years after Ireland put 'womanhood on trial'
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.
# Sliding Bus Doors
Temple Bar could have been a bus station but for a 'duplicitous volte face' from the government
It would also feature an underground rail tunnel from Heuston Station to Connolly.
'1918 was a year of monumental importance that had plenty in common with 2018 Ireland'
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.
# too good
Harry Kane makes history as Spurs sweep aside Southampton
The England international overtook Alan Shearer’s Premier League record for most goals in a calendar year.
# Relic
Scientists discover that a bone fragment from 343AD 'could belong to Santa'
“It is exciting to think that these relics could in fact be genuine.”
# man on the bridge
PHOTOS: Arthur Fields captured Dublin life for five decades
An archive of almost 6,000 photographs has been crowdsourced from across Ireland.
# rms leinster
Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold
Over 500 people were killed when the boat sank, just a month before the First World War ended.
# History makers
'A massive step' - Shannon RFC to field first-ever U20 women's team in Ireland
They’ll make their bow next Wednesday week.
# atlas of the irish revolution
This 1,000 page, 5kg atlas challenges the usual story of Ireland's revolutionary history
We spoke to one of its editors.
# du noyer
The artist who captured Ireland in the 1800s with thousands of watercolours
George Victor du Noyer travelled around Ireland drawing various features, accompanied by his spaniel Mr Buff.
# hidden history
This Irish woman fought as a man in the USA's Civil War
Albert Cashier was born Jennie Hodgers in Clogherhead.
# Take a Bow
Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien makes history at Ascot
He drew level with Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 Group One winners in a year.
# Rout
Liverpool record biggest away victory by an English club in Champions League history
The Reds arrived in Slovenia with critics questioning Jurgen Klopp’s signings and tactics.
# History
Former Ireland captain in first Barbarians women's side to make bow against Munster
Fiona Coghlan and the Barbarians will face Munster in Thomond Park next month.
# History
Pics: The world's largest exhibition of Famine-related art is coming to Ireland
The artworks, which are currently on display at a museum in Connecticut, will be displayed in Ireland for eight months next year.
# dublin docks
A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin
Of the 36 people who died in the bombings, only four bodies were found.
# Breaking New Ground
More history to be made by Joy Neville as she'll take charge of men's international
The former Ireland back row will become one of the first female referees to oversee a men’s international next month.
# History
'Found destitute and demented': Limerick police records give insight into Irish life in 1922
The collection was made available online this week as part of a project by the council to digitise its archive.
# Quakers
How a desolate patch of Ireland was used to teach people to farm during the famine
The farm taught hundreds of Irishmen to be self-sustaining during the worst of the Great Famine.
# custody
Neglect and abuse of Irish children in institutions led them to set cells on fire and swallow nails
There was a huge resistance to child psychology in Ireland up to the 1950s due to the close connections between state and church.
# History
Head shavings at gunpoint and sexual assaults - Violence against women during the Irish Revolution
A Maynooth professor has said history may be downplaying the level of violence directed towards women during the conflict.
# History
Relics of Piracy and a History of Dublin: The Central Bank is opening its archives for the first time
Over 12,000 paper files are open to the public.
# notice
'It would make you wonder has anything changed?': Over a century later, Ireland still can't shake its eviction past
The rent uncertainty of today is not only widespread – but goes deep through the ages of Irish history.
Fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones? Now you can experience what he did on his day job
The public is being asked to help at archaeological dig at Glendalough.
# rindoon
Why was this medieval Roscommon village abandoned centuries ago?
Heritage Week kicks off today, and a talk in Kilkenny on the abandoned medieval village of Rindoon is just one great example of what’s on.
# Heritage or Hate?
The icons of Confederacy at the heart of America's debate
There are more than 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy on public land, mostly in the South.
# yisrael kristal
The Holocaust survivor who became the world's oldest man has died aged 113
Yisrael Kristal survived Auschwitz and lived out his life in Israel.
# a hero's journey
Audio diaries detail Tom Crean's grandaughter's arduous journey in his footsteps
The documentary maker who compiled the diaries said they show the family share Tom Crean’s “traits of endurance”.
# Bottoms Up
The late-night flight that inspired a chef to make the first Irish coffee
Plane-weary passengers inspired a Tyrone chef to invent an Irish coffee almost 75 years ago.
# aviation mystery
Long-lost photo supposedly of Amelia Earhart couldn't be her, says expert
A new documentary claims to shed new light on her disappearance.
# History makers
The year the Irish conquered Wimbledon
1890 was the most successful year in Irish tennis when it comes to Wimbledon.
# Fadó fadó
This new database shows you all the ancient hill forts across Ireland
The database reveals that Mayo and Cork each have more than 70 ancient hill fort sites.
# History
Ireland become full Test-playing nation after landmark ICC vote in London
After a 10-year quest to join cricket’s elite club, Ireland have been promoted from Associate status after a unanimous vote.
# Bonhams
Patrick Pearse 1916 surrender letter sells for £263,000 at London auction
The estimated sale price was less than half of that.
# Father courage
Irish chaplain patrolled 1917 frontlines with a shovel, gave last rites and then buried the dead
The extraordinary bravery of Fr William Doyle is told in new exhibition at National Museum.
# Exhibition
From the front room to The Long Hall: The history of the Dublin pub
‘A Little History of the Dublin Pub’ opens on 1 June and will run until 24 September.