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Heritage

# heritage - Yesterday’s News

Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend

Lovely Doneraile Park, ancient Derrynaflan and iconic Clonmacnoise – archaeologist Neil Jackman guides you through these magical sites.

Gardaí still carrying out “extensive investigations” over killing of white-tailed eagle

A post-mortem carried out on the male eagle confirmed it had been hit with around 50 shotgun pellets.

# heritage - Friday 18 April, 2014

Fancy finding your inner pilgrim this weekend?

Thousands of walkers, both religious and non-religious, are expected to take part in the first-ever National Pilgrim Paths Day tomorrow.

# heritage - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Hidden Ireland: Where was St Brigid’s firehouse and why did the flame go out?

This week, archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us through a mysterious and massive Bronze Age complex in Tyrone and medieval treasures in Kildare and Kilkenny.

# heritage - Sunday 30 March, 2014

David Walsh has been to 503 islands off Ireland’s coast. He’s now written a book.

“The tide can be flooding past the rock so you only get one shot,” Walsh explains.

# heritage - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin

This week in 1923 saw an extraordinary boxing match emerge amid the chaos of the Irish Civil War.

Hidden Ireland: Were these giant tombs a big show of oneupmanship?

This week, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Tipperary, Kerry and the Dublin mountains.

# heritage - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

University of Glasgow disprove Blarney Stone myths (spoilsports)

Researchers tested a 19th century microscopic slice of the rock to see what they could find out.

# heritage - Friday 14 March, 2014

Irish telephone boxes dial into White House and beyond

A family joinery company were inspired by short film Bye Bye Now – about demise of phoneboxes – to reproduce replicas of the iconic piece of Irish street furniture. Barack Obama might be getting one today.

# heritage - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland

Archaeologist Neil Jackman takes us on a guided tour of the treasures of one of Ireland’s most important historical hotspots.

# heritage - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Portlaoise baby deaths, Ireland’s forests and more priorities for 2014

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# heritage - Monday 3 March, 2014

Heavy rains cause wall and arch collapse in Pompeii

Deterioration in state of ancient Roman site described as “dramatic”.

# heritage - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Column: Irish art and culture is being failed by lazy, inept leadership

Our Arts minister is unable to represent his department with any real knowledge, and is therefore failing to exploit what could be a multi-billion euro industry, writes Eoin Lynch.

# heritage - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Fire rages in Norway heritage village

Almost 180 people were admitted to hospital following the fire.

# heritage - Friday 10 January, 2014

Moves to protect 111-year-old shipwreck washed up by storm on Kerry beach

The ‘Sunbeam’ schooner had lain partially buried in the sand just offshore ever since she ran aground while on a voyage from Kinvara in Cork in 1903.

# heritage - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen’s Day walk

Archaeologist Neil Jackman picks fascinating sites nationwide for a stroll today.

# heritage - Monday 23 December, 2013

Additional €85,000 to cover Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe renovation costs

The theatre closed in 2007 for renovation after a fire caused extensive smoke damage.

# heritage - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Column: What’s the future for the Irish language and do politicians want to preserve it?

The majority of Irish people are favourably disposed towards the language, writes Seán Mag Leannáin, who says that’s a bit of a miracle given the forces raging against it.

# heritage - Monday 9 December, 2013

# heritage - Monday 25 November, 2013

OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies

Minister Brian Hayes stressed today that the businesses will have to be “in keeping with the heritage and with the recreational nature of the sites”.

# heritage - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Ready to meet Ireland’s very first farmers?

This week, archaeologist Neil Jackman is awed by the Neolithic treasures of Lough Gur, as well as a stunning Kerry fort complex and a Galway medieval cathedral.

# heritage - Monday 4 November, 2013

Relatives of Irish transported to Australia invited to celebrate their heritage

Notorious Fremantle Prison to mark contribution of all transported convicts to the building of Western Australia – including Irish.

# heritage - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Ancient Ireland’s secrets unveiled Ancient Ireland This post contains images

Hidden Ireland: Ancient Ireland’s secrets unveiled

You’ll be inspired to take a trip to your local heritage site after reading this.

EU Commission assessing if demolition of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ is in breach of EU directive

A local group has said that there is a medieval gable wall at one of the houses but the council said there is not yet sufficient evidence of this.

# heritage - Friday 1 November, 2013

National Library finds new display place – on Google exhibit hotspot

The NLI has become first Irish group to feature on Google Cultural Institute, bringing their archive to world attention.

# heritage - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Abolition of points system means there won’t be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group

The government is abolishing a scheme that gave bonus marks to people sitting civil service entrance exams if they speak Irish.

# heritage - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

An Taisce rejects claims that Kilkenny home is not medieval site

Kilkenny County Council’s archaeologists say that a site on Vicar Street contains no traces of a medieval minister’s house, but An Taisce disagrees.

# heritage - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Plans to mark 1,000 years since “defining” Battle of Clontarf

Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan hoping for major programme to mark Battle of Clontarf (although, fact fans, it took place “closer to Glasnevin than modern-day Clontarf”.)

# heritage - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago

Working Lives exhibition at the NLI exposes the conditions in which men, women and children toiled to survive.

# heritage - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn

Archaeologist Neil Jackman leads us through a mystical stone circle in Donegal, an abbey with a bloody past in Mayo and a medieval village in Cork.

# heritage - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs

Yesterday, Minister Jimmy Deenihan said that turf cutting declined by 45 per cent this year – but turf cutters dispute this.

# heritage - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’

A local group has opposed the plans for a new roadway at the site, claiming that medieval remains should be protected.

# heritage - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Unauthorised turf cutting declined by 45 per cent so far this year

Almost 3,800 compensation payments have also been made to turf cutters.

# heritage - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

EU to investigate Kilkenny plans to demolish ‘heritage houses’ for new roadway

A local group has said that there is a medieval gable wall at one of the houses but the council said there is not yet sufficient evidence of this.

# heritage - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Have you seen this ancient carving of a hurley and sliotar?

For the All-Ireland hurling replay day that’s in it, check out that historic gem (in Donegal!) and others in Tipperary and Tyrone as part of Neil Jackman’s bi-weekly series.

# heritage - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Government has no plans to buy 274 acre Liffey Valley site

Campaigners want the lands at St Edmundsbury in Lucan bought to make up part of a proposed Liffey Valley Park, but nobody seems to have the money.

# heritage - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Hidden Ireland: The passage tomb that predates Newgrange by 700 years

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three fascinating places to visit this weekend in Sligo, Kildare and Fermanagh.

# heritage - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley

Highest waterfalls, venerable mansions, ancient tombs, rare bog flora, proud forts of lost chieftains. Head to Co Derry if all that tickles your fancy.

# heritage - Sunday 25 August, 2013

The town that proves accessibility IS for all (even with no budget)

Cashel is a heritage town that has seen the whole community come on board to improve accessibility.

# heritage - Thursday 22 August, 2013

17 great things you can still do during National Heritage Week

It’s almost over but National Heritage Week runs until Sunday and there are still loads of great things you can do in the coming days.

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