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#History

# history - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Why was this medieval Roscommon village abandoned centuries ago?
# Rindoon
# Rindoon

Why was this medieval Roscommon village abandoned centuries ago?

Aug 19th 2017, 7:30 AM 39,642 Views 24 Comments

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.

The icons of Confederacy at the heart of America's debate
# Heritage Or Hate?
# Heritage Or Hate?

The icons of Confederacy at the heart of America's debate

Aug 19th 2017, 7:00 AM 12,428 Views 53 Comments

There are more than 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy on public land, mostly in the South.

# history - Friday 11 August, 2017

The Holocaust survivor who became the world's oldest man has died aged 113
# Yisrael Kristal
# Yisrael Kristal

The Holocaust survivor who became the world's oldest man has died aged 113

Aug 11th 2017, 5:39 PM 26,380 Views 67 Comments

Yisrael Kristal survived Auschwitz and lived out his life in Israel.

# history - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Audio diaries detail Tom Crean's grandaughter's arduous journey in his footsteps
# A Hero's Journey
# A Hero's Journey

Audio diaries detail Tom Crean's grandaughter's arduous journey in his footsteps

Jul 30th 2017, 8:30 PM 15,381 Views 10 Comments

The documentary maker who compiled the diaries said they show the family share Tom Crean’s “traits of endurance”.

# history - Saturday 22 July, 2017

The late-night flight that inspired a chef to make the first Irish coffee
# Bottoms Up
# Bottoms Up

The late-night flight that inspired a chef to make the first Irish coffee

Jul 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM 30,680 Views 22 Comments

Plane-weary passengers inspired a Tyrone chef to invent an Irish coffee almost 75 years ago.

# history - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Long-lost photo supposedly of Amelia Earhart couldn't be her, says expert
# Aviation Mystery
# Aviation Mystery

Long-lost photo supposedly of Amelia Earhart couldn't be her, says expert

Jul 12th 2017, 4:49 PM 19,965 Views 13 Comments

A new documentary claims to shed new light on her disappearance.

# history - Sunday 2 July, 2017

The year the Irish conquered Wimbledon
# History Makers
From The42
# History Makers

The year the Irish conquered Wimbledon

Jul 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 11,198 Views 10 Comments

1890 was the most successful year in Irish tennis when it comes to Wimbledon.

# history - Saturday 24 June, 2017

This new database shows you all the ancient hill forts across Ireland
# Fadó Fadó
# Fadó Fadó

This new database shows you all the ancient hill forts across Ireland

Jun 24th 2017, 10:00 AM 38,694 Views 24 Comments

The database reveals that Mayo and Cork each have more than 70 ancient hill fort sites.

# history - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Ireland become full Test-playing nation after landmark ICC vote in London
# History
From The42
# History

Ireland become full Test-playing nation after landmark ICC vote in London

Jun 22nd 2017, 3:26 PM 17,859 Views 43 Comments

After a 10-year quest to join cricket’s elite club, Ireland have been promoted from Associate status after a unanimous vote.

# history - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Patrick Pearse 1916 surrender letter sells for £263,000 at London auction
# Bonhams
# Bonhams

Patrick Pearse 1916 surrender letter sells for £263,000 at London auction

Jun 14th 2017, 7:27 PM 16,321 Views 23 Comments

The estimated sale price was less than half of that.

# history - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Irish chaplain patrolled 1917 frontlines with a shovel, gave last rites and then buried the dead
# Father Courage
# Father Courage

Irish chaplain patrolled 1917 frontlines with a shovel, gave last rites and then buried the dead

Jun 4th 2017, 12:00 PM 15,097 Views 22 Comments

The extraordinary bravery of Fr William Doyle is told in new exhibition at National Museum.

# history - Sunday 28 May, 2017

From the front room to The Long Hall: The history of the Dublin pub
# Exhibition
# Exhibition

From the front room to The Long Hall: The history of the Dublin pub

May 28th 2017, 9:30 PM 30,186 Views 13 Comments

‘A Little History of the Dublin Pub’ opens on 1 June and will run until 24 September.

Photos: Over 5,000 items from former Central Bank going on auction in huge sale
# Going Going Gone
# Going Going Gone

Photos: Over 5,000 items from former Central Bank going on auction in huge sale

May 28th 2017, 10:00 AM 39,628 Views 35 Comments

The objects on offer range from a barista bar to large desks, chairs, plants, printers and even water coolers.

# history - Sunday 21 May, 2017

France to honour prisoners forced to work on Hitler's secret weapon in WWII
# Hitler
# Hitler

France to honour prisoners forced to work on Hitler's secret weapon in WWII

May 21st 2017, 8:15 AM 9,470 Views 8 Comments

Thousands of slaves were forced to work on Hitler’s secret weapon: the V2 rockets.

# history - Friday 28 April, 2017

Chloe and Sam Magee win first ever medal for Ireland at European badminton championships
# Sibling Act
From The42
# Sibling Act

Chloe and Sam Magee win first ever medal for Ireland at European badminton championships

Apr 28th 2017, 6:37 PM 13,341 Views 6 Comments

The Donegal pair overcame opponents from Poland in today’s quarter-final.

# history - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Trump's plan to slash corporate rates to 15% could pose 'competitive challenge to Ireland'
# It's Business Time
# It's Business Time

Trump's plan to slash corporate rates to 15% could pose 'competitive challenge to Ireland'

Apr 26th 2017, 9:56 PM 22,123 Views 89 Comments

The plan could face stiff opposition in Congress.

# history - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Mummies and 1,000 statues found in search of 3,500-year-old tomb
# Luxor
# Luxor

Mummies and 1,000 statues found in search of 3,500-year-old tomb

Apr 18th 2017, 2:41 PM 23,506 Views 27 Comments

“This is an important discovery.”

# history - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'He was a very sore loser': Harrington opens up on testy relationship with Garcia
# Bad Blood
From The42
# Bad Blood

'He was a very sore loser': Harrington opens up on testy relationship with Garcia

Apr 12th 2017, 12:20 PM 14,265 Views 18 Comments

The Dubliner admits the pair are civil to each other, but it’s always through gritted teeth.

# history - Monday 10 April, 2017

WATCH: Sergio Garcia's moment of a lifetime
# History
From The42
# History

WATCH: Sergio Garcia's moment of a lifetime

Apr 10th 2017, 1:35 AM 10,326 Views 4 Comments

The Spaniard kept his nerve at the first playoff hole to secure an historic win.

# history - Saturday 25 March, 2017

This man has your childhood dream job: Neil the archaeologist
# Job Goals
From The Daily Edge
# Job Goals

This man has your childhood dream job: Neil the archaeologist

Mar 25th 2017, 6:00 PM 5,276 Views 0 Comments

DailyEdge.ie speaks to the people who have the jobs you wanted as a kid.

# history - Monday 20 March, 2017

'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'

Mar 20th 2017, 6:10 AM 135,943 Views 107 Comments

A survivor returned this week to the Magdalene Laundry where she had been forced to spend her youth.

# history - Sunday 19 March, 2017

The price of betrayal: Who did the British pay for info on Irish rebels and how much did they pay?
# Death By Spies
# Death By Spies

The price of betrayal: Who did the British pay for info on Irish rebels and how much did they pay?

Mar 19th 2017, 12:52 PM 28,089 Views 28 Comments

A old manuscript currently on display has those answers.

One of Dublin's most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

One of Dublin's most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane

Mar 19th 2017, 10:00 AM 19,033 Views 12 Comments

A new exhibition explores the role Custom House played while Ireland fought for independence.

# history - Saturday 18 March, 2017

A half-skull that is 400,000 years old was found on last day of excavation project
# Lucky Find
# Lucky Find

A half-skull that is 400,000 years old was found on last day of excavation project

Mar 18th 2017, 12:01 PM 28,439 Views 28 Comments

Researchers don’t know if it was from a male or female, how the person died, or even what form of early human it was.

# history - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Analysis: The most extraordinary 7 minutes in Champions League history
# Late Drama
From The42
# Late Drama

Analysis: The most extraordinary 7 minutes in Champions League history

Mar 12th 2017, 11:00 AM 7,702 Views 14 Comments

Barcelona became the first-ever side to overturn a four-goal first-leg deficit in Europe during the week.

# history - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Step one of double dream complete as Slaughtneil deliver emotional victory
# The Toughest
From The42
# The Toughest

Step one of double dream complete as Slaughtneil deliver emotional victory

Mar 5th 2017, 6:49 PM 12,222 Views 3 Comments

The Derry side edged past Sarsfields in Croke Park in front of a record attendance.

# history - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Double burials and dead parrots: Strange and unusual stories from Glasnevin Cemetery
# One Million Dubliners
# One Million Dubliners

Double burials and dead parrots: Strange and unusual stories from Glasnevin Cemetery

Feb 26th 2017, 10:00 PM 18,610 Views 6 Comments

A range of untold, fascinating tales are told on the new Dead Interesting tour at Glasnevin Cemetery.

# history - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'The walls talk' - Dublin city is getting a new tenement museum this summer
# 14 Henrietta Street
# 14 Henrietta Street

'The walls talk' - Dublin city is getting a new tenement museum this summer

Feb 18th 2017, 9:00 PM 25,731 Views 21 Comments

14 Henrietta Street will showcase the long and pockmarked history of Dublin’s tenements.

Templemore put years of heartbreak to rest as they win first Harty Cup since 1978
# Champions
From The42
# Champions

Templemore put years of heartbreak to rest as they win first Harty Cup since 1978

Feb 18th 2017, 3:42 PM 14,878 Views 2 Comments

The Tipp side had a comprehensive win over Cork’s St Colman’s College.

# history - Friday 17 February, 2017

Poll: Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed?

Feb 17th 2017, 9:39 AM 42,642 Views 227 Comments

Are streets such as Victoria Street insulting?

# history - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Experts are disputing a documentary which says a fire was partly to blame for the Titanic sinking
# Alternative History
# Alternative History

Experts are disputing a documentary which says a fire was partly to blame for the Titanic sinking

Feb 11th 2017, 7:00 PM 39,879 Views 32 Comments

The documentary has argued that long-hidden photographs showed fire damage on the Titanic’s hull.

# history - Monday 30 January, 2017

The secretary of Nazi leader Joseph Goebbels has died at 106
# Brunhilde Pomsel
# Brunhilde Pomsel

The secretary of Nazi leader Joseph Goebbels has died at 106

Jan 30th 2017, 12:03 PM 29,481 Views 64 Comments

She died on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

# history - Saturday 14 January, 2017

"We have always found ways to lock up mentally ill people": The disturbing history of Irish asylums
# Asylums
# Asylums

"We have always found ways to lock up mentally ill people": The disturbing history of Irish asylums

Jan 14th 2017, 9:00 PM 49,015 Views 38 Comments

A new book on the evolution of Irish psychiatry has been written by Irish psychiatrist Brendan Kelly.

# history - Friday 6 January, 2017

Bray teenager becomes Ireland's first-ever British Junior Open champion
# Squash
From The42
# Squash

Bray teenager becomes Ireland's first-ever British Junior Open champion

Jan 6th 2017, 3:48 PM 8,517 Views 9 Comments

It has been a good couple of weeks for Denis Gilevskiy.

# history - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy
# Word Processing Problems
# Word Processing Problems

The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:00 PM 15,793 Views 23 Comments

One civil servant had to routinely work through lunch and late in the day to catch up on work.

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa

Jan 3rd 2017, 6:30 PM 494 Views 5 Comments

His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.

# history - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games
# History
From The42
# History

Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games

Dec 31st 2016, 6:00 AM 939 Views 0 Comments

David Goldblatt’s acclaimed book takes a comprehensive look at the background of the modern spectacle we know now.

# history - Friday 30 December, 2016

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America

Dec 30th 2016, 6:30 PM 498 Views 5 Comments

In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.

Irish politicians really wanted Bob Geldof to win the Nobel Peace Prize
# 1986
# 1986

Irish politicians really wanted Bob Geldof to win the Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 30th 2016, 11:21 AM 9,149 Views 31 Comments

It didn’t happen for Bob though.

# history - Friday 23 December, 2016

Oscar and the top 5 most expensive signings in the history of Chinese football
# Big Money
From The42
# Big Money

Oscar and the top 5 most expensive signings in the history of Chinese football

Dec 23rd 2016, 11:49 AM 6,443 Views 7 Comments

The Brazil international’s record-breaking move to Asia was confirmed earlier today.