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Sunday 19 October, 2014

Column: Remembering the American Civil War through one Irish family's story

The American Civil War might seem like a long time ago, but the last pensioned Irish veteran was still alive in 1950.

Sunday 24 August, 2014

The Trinity Skeletons: The archaeological quest to find out who they were

Medieval human remains found in Dublin city centre have thrown up many questions for archaeologists.

Sunday 29 December, 2013

Column: Nordic Rebels – The Swede and Finn who fought in the GPO, 1916

The story of the two Nordic recruits to the cause of the Irish Republic remains one of the most remarkable of Easter Week, writes Damian Shiels.

Sunday 14 July, 2013

Column: Yola and Fingalian – the forgotten ancient English dialects of Ireland

Yola was a fascinating mediaeval English dialect only spoken in Wexford which, along with Fingallian in Co Dublin, demonstrates the rich, multicultural society that was ancient Ireland, writes Damian Shiels.

Sunday 17 March, 2013

Column: Festivities and trauma – St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the American Civil War Opinion This post contains images

Column: Festivities and trauma – St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the American Civil War

On St Patrick’s Day 150 years ago, the Union Irish Brigade took time out from the American Civil War to embark on a day of celebrations. The ensuing festivities have passed into American Civil War legend, writes Damian Shiels.