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#Irish History

# irish-history - Friday 7 January, 2022

David McCullagh: 'The vote on the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1922 was tense to say the least'
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

David McCullagh: 'The vote on the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1922 was tense to say the least'

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 7:00 PM 24,581 Views 27 Comments

The RTÉ journalist looks at the events of 7 January 1922 which are analysed in a TV special tonight.

# irish-history - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

From dark skies to Dublin's lost prisons: Sixteen events to check out this National Heritage Week
# Heritage Week
# Heritage Week

From dark skies to Dublin's lost prisons: Sixteen events to check out this National Heritage Week

Aug 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 26,948 Views 1 Comment

The annual heritage week takes a hybrid approach this year, with events in-person and online.

# irish-history - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Opinion: RTÉ's GunPlot looks back at the 1970 Arms Crisis with 2021 vision
# Irish History
# Irish History

Opinion: RTÉ's GunPlot looks back at the 1970 Arms Crisis with 2021 vision

Apr 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,309 Views 29 Comments

GunPlot is a new TV Documentary and podcast series from RTÉ on the Arms Crisis of 1970. Researcher on the TV documentary, Róisín O’Dea looks at the crisis fifty years on …

# irish-history - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history
# TG4
# TG4

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history

Apr 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 13,148 Views 3 Comments

Cuan Ó Seireadáin discusses 6 Harcourt Street, which is the subject of a TG4 documentary tonight.

# irish-history - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

The story of the Irish who fought for Republican Spain
# Irish History
# Irish History

The story of the Irish who fought for Republican Spain

Dec 22nd 2020, 9:00 PM 18,797 Views 36 Comments

There was no escaping the Spanish question in Ireland in the twelve months after the summer of 1936, write Barry McLoughlin and Emmet O’Connor

# irish-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 51,079 Views 27 Comments

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

# irish-history - Monday 13 April, 2020

Quiz: Michael Collins is on TV again tonight - how well do you know the movie?
# Irish History
# Irish History

Quiz: Michael Collins is on TV again tonight - how well do you know the movie?

Apr 13th 2020, 10:00 PM 57,362 Views 84 Comments

Test your knowledge of the 1996 classic.

# irish-history - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Another lost World War II ÉIRE sign has been discovered at Wexford’s Hook Head
# Irish History
# Irish History

Another lost World War II ÉIRE sign has been discovered at Wexford’s Hook Head

Jan 21st 2020, 1:52 PM 62,615 Views 28 Comments

A local group discovered the image, after searching based on an old aerial photo.

# irish-history - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Opinion: 'Taoiseach, discussing a united Ireland is still possible - despite the RIC debacle'
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Opinion: 'Taoiseach, discussing a united Ireland is still possible - despite the RIC debacle'

Jan 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,394 Views 81 Comments

Caoimhín de Barra looks at the possible compromises we would face if a united Ireland became a reality

# irish-history - Friday 27 December, 2019

'Does my Granny hold the secret to who stole the Crown Jewels from Dublin Castle?'
# Irish History
# Irish History

'Does my Granny hold the secret to who stole the Crown Jewels from Dublin Castle?'

Dec 27th 2019, 11:00 AM 35,668 Views 7 Comments

Filmmaker Oisín Mistéil set out to answer that question in a new documentary to be aired tomorrow.

# irish-history - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Tributes to Professor Séamus Lawless, who died on Mt Everest, as project to restore Four Courts documents launched
# Civil War
# Civil War

Tributes to Professor Séamus Lawless, who died on Mt Everest, as project to restore Four Courts documents launched

Dec 5th 2019, 1:40 PM 16,058 Views 6 Comments

Historical records destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the beginning of the Irish Civil War have been restored digitally.

# irish-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 14,859 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?

# irish-history - Friday 29 November, 2019

FactCheck: No, hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not sold as slaves in the 17th century
# Irish History
# Irish History

FactCheck: No, hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not sold as slaves in the 17th century

Nov 29th 2019, 5:47 PM 68,328 Views 5 Comments

Posts on social media have stated that Irish ‘slaves’ were treated as poorly as African slaves during this period.

# irish-history - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Double Take: The hidden Dublin graveyard that's more than 1,000 years old
# Double Take
# Double Take

Double Take: The hidden Dublin graveyard that's more than 1,000 years old

Oct 24th 2018, 4:38 PM 2,739 Views 0 Comments

The many plots of Bully Acre’s incredible past.

# irish-history - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Double Take: The bench in St Stephen's Green celebrating a little-known married couple
# Double Take
# Double Take

Double Take: The bench in St Stephen's Green celebrating a little-known married couple

Oct 10th 2018, 5:08 PM 2,352 Views 0 Comments

The story of social reformers, Anna and Thomas Haslam.

# irish-history - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Bullets, ballots and a flu pandemic: Life in Ireland was very turbulent 100 years ago
# NLI
# NLI

Bullets, ballots and a flu pandemic: Life in Ireland was very turbulent 100 years ago

Sep 12th 2018, 10:56 AM 13,556 Views 13 Comments

The National Library of Ireland has launched its latest exhibition, which will run until May 2019.

# irish-history - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Double Take: The street in a Sligo town mysteriously named after Buenos Aires
# Double Take
# Double Take

Double Take: The street in a Sligo town mysteriously named after Buenos Aires

Jun 6th 2018, 3:56 PM 4,466 Views 0 Comments

Don’t cry for Strandhill, Argentina.

# irish-history - Sunday 19 November, 2017

David McCullagh on Eamon de Valera: 'People tended either to love him or to loath him'
# Opinion
# Opinion

David McCullagh on Eamon de Valera: 'People tended either to love him or to loath him'

Nov 19th 2017, 8:45 AM 15,081 Views 72 Comments

It’s difficult to be even-handed about someone who arouses such strong emotions, four decades after his death, writes David McCullagh.

# irish-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 29,071 Views 50 Comments

We spoke to one of its editors.

# irish-history - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

10 truly priceless Irish objects discovered by the lovely National Treasures project
# National Treasures
From The Daily Edge
# National Treasures

10 truly priceless Irish objects discovered by the lovely National Treasures project

Sep 13th 2017, 8:00 AM 14,397 Views 7 Comments

Torcs and lanulas are great, but what about an Italia 90 tea tin?

# irish-history - Sunday 19 March, 2017

FactFind: One year in, is this really a "do-nothing" Dáil?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: One year in, is this really a "do-nothing" Dáil?

Mar 19th 2017, 8:30 PM 21,595 Views 54 Comments

We take a deeper look at how the 32nd Dáil compares to its predecessors.

# irish-history - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Ireland looks set to get a national commemoration day for the Great Famine
# Remembrance
# Remembrance

Ireland looks set to get a national commemoration day for the Great Famine

Feb 7th 2017, 7:56 PM 18,378 Views 172 Comments

The day put forward is the second Sunday in May every year.

# irish-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 504 Views 5 Comments

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

# irish-history - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Hunt for family of 1916 hero who created iconic tricolour
# Family Fortunes
# Family Fortunes

Hunt for family of 1916 hero who created iconic tricolour

Dec 6th 2016, 6:10 AM 16,962 Views 12 Comments

Thomas Meldon was one of three men who created the tricolour which flew at Jacob’s factory during the Easter Rising.

# irish-history - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

FactCheck: Has no government minister ever gone before the Public Accounts Committee?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has no government minister ever gone before the Public Accounts Committee?

Sep 21st 2016, 8:38 PM 13,251 Views 39 Comments

Will Michael Noonan be the first sitting minister to go to the PAC? Or is Leo Varadkar wrong?

# irish-history - Saturday 17 September, 2016

A Nazi programme and GAA medals are among pieces of Irish history soon to go on sale
# Window Into The Past
# Window Into The Past

A Nazi programme and GAA medals are among pieces of Irish history soon to go on sale

Sep 17th 2016, 9:00 PM 34,424 Views 41 Comments

The auction in Kilkenny features over 800 lots.

# irish-history - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Only True Irish History Buffs Will Get Over 80% In This Quiz
# History Repeating
From The Daily Edge
# History Repeating

Only True Irish History Buffs Will Get Over 80% In This Quiz

Sep 10th 2016, 6:00 PM 25,150 Views 8 Comments

Get your thinking caps on.

# irish-history - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

FactCheck: No, "Irish slaves" did NOT build the White House
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, "Irish slaves" did NOT build the White House

Jul 26th 2016, 8:28 PM 72,713 Views 125 Comments

FactCheck debunks a false claim that has gone viral after a major speech by Michelle Obama, last night.

# irish-history - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Here's how you can shape the living history of Ireland next month
# Sponsored By Census
# Sponsored By Census

Here's how you can shape the living history of Ireland next month

Mar 22nd 2016, 1:12 PM 43,277 Views 37 Comments

Make your mark on Irish history.

# irish-history - Friday 26 February, 2016

Every vote counts: The closest election results in recent Irish history
# The Agony And The Ex Td
# The Agony And The Ex Td

Every vote counts: The closest election results in recent Irish history

Feb 26th 2016, 7:29 AM 26,163 Views 161 Comments

The man who won a Dáil seat by one vote tells us: “It was an awful way to win, but a terrible way to lose.”

# irish-history - Sunday 3 January, 2016

When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city
# Street Wars
# Street Wars

When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city

Jan 3rd 2016, 10:00 PM 49,419 Views 88 Comments

What an explosive, forgotten 172-year-old chapter in Irish-American history can teach us about the world today.

# irish-history - Friday 25 December, 2015

Your Christmas Day in front of the telly, December 1962
# Ye Olde Idiot Box
# Ye Olde Idiot Box

Your Christmas Day in front of the telly, December 1962

Dec 25th 2015, 2:30 PM 17,968 Views 16 Comments

Teilifís Éireann’s first ever TV Christmas, 53 years ago.

# irish-history - Thursday 24 December, 2015

What Ireland looked like on every White Christmas since 1964
# The Ones We Used To Know
# The Ones We Used To Know

What Ireland looked like on every White Christmas since 1964

Dec 24th 2015, 8:30 PM 44,177 Views 12 Comments

What did we watch on RTE in 1964? Who had the Christmas No 1 during the Big Freeze of 2010?

WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948
# Christmas Past
# Christmas Past

WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948

Dec 24th 2015, 11:00 AM 7,619 Views 6 Comments

Best day ever.

# irish-history - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

WATCH: Relive a 1940s Irish Christmas with these magical archive videos
# Winter Wonderland
# Winter Wonderland

WATCH: Relive a 1940s Irish Christmas with these magical archive videos

Dec 23rd 2015, 9:00 PM 20,036 Views 16 Comments

Snowball fights, the Christmas Day swim, and grown men acting like little children – more than 70 years ago.

# irish-history - Monday 21 December, 2015

Christmas at Clerys: A century of bittersweet memories
# Rewinding The Clock
# Rewinding The Clock

Christmas at Clerys: A century of bittersweet memories

Dec 21st 2015, 10:00 PM 17,685 Views 21 Comments

How much for a bag of toy soldiers?

# irish-history - Sunday 11 October, 2015

We've found 73 MILLION old £20 notes behind the couch since the euro arrived
# Cash In The Attic
# Cash In The Attic

We've found 73 MILLION old £20 notes behind the couch since the euro arrived

Oct 11th 2015, 8:45 AM 26,025 Views 27 Comments

€4.1 billion in punts, overall. That’s a hell of a lot of Communion money.

# irish-history - Sunday 26 July, 2015

WATCH: A treasure trove of old Irish newsreels has gone online for the first time
# The Past Is Another Country
# The Past Is Another Country

WATCH: A treasure trove of old Irish newsreels has gone online for the first time

Jul 26th 2015, 8:30 PM 50,215 Views 13 Comments

Walt Disney meets Dev, Miss Ireland 1942, and the ESB in Bahrain, 1977.

# irish-history - Sunday 19 July, 2015

10 tips for offbeat travellers in Ireland
# Column
# Column

10 tips for offbeat travellers in Ireland

Jul 19th 2015, 8:45 AM 442 Views 17 Comments

If you like exploring Irish history, stories and eccentricities then read on…

# irish-history - Saturday 4 July, 2015

These everyday objects bring a century of Irish history to life online
# First World War
# First World War

These everyday objects bring a century of Irish history to life online

Jul 4th 2015, 10:30 AM 11,832 Views 4 Comments

Two new exhibitions chronicle the defining decades of modern Irish history.

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