Category: History

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Úna Ní Fhaircheallaigh: The forgotten heroine who shaped the lives of generations of Irish women

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Úna Ní Fhaircheallaigh was the first woman to write a novel in the Irish language, one of the first female scholars of Celtic studies and the first female Professor of

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Plaque in Memory of Sean Foster, First Child Fatality of the Easter 1916 Rising unveiled

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Dublin City Council has today unveiled a Commemorative Plaque to remember Sean Foster, the first of 40 children killed during Easter Week 1916.

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Irish Historian Gerard Shannon on the remarkable life of Liam Lynch

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Liam Lynch was one of the most important figures of the Irish revolutionary period from 1916-23 but despite this, many people don’t know of his fascinating man. Irish historian Gerard

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Spring into Heritage: Experience Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown’s series of free guided walks and tours

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From April 4th – May 1st, DLR Heritage Events open up the county’s heritage treasures with their Spring into Heritage series of guided walks and tours. All guided walks and tours are free to attend but

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Portrait of Dublin’s First Female Lord Mayor Kathleen Clarke commissioned

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The Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu last week announced that a commission for a portrait of Kathleen Clarke, the first female Lord Mayor of the City, has been awarded

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Book launched on how the Kennedy Family helped transform an Irish town

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A newly published book, ‘Dunbrody, A Famine Odyssey – How JFK’s roots helped to revive an Irish town’, tells the story of how with thanks to the Kennedy family, a

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First genome sequences of Irish Vikings reveal ties to Norway

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Cutting-edge DNA analysis on archaeological remains has shed new light on the identity of Irish Vikings. The first Irish Viking genomes have been published in the leading international journal, Nature, as

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Meet the Irish folklorist preserving our stories for future generations

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If you grew up in Ireland, then chances are that you’ve heard about the wondrous tales of the likes of The Children of Lír and The Salmon of Knowledge, but

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