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#Heritage

# heritage - Monday 11 June, 2018

'There is an urgency to this': The government wants to double Ireland's 'global footprint' by 2025

The government launched its Global Ireland plan today.

# heritage - Saturday 5 May, 2018

The past isn't the past, it's not even over: We can't discard Junior Cert History

Author John Connell agrees with President Higgins that making the study of History optional at junior cycle is to lose a part of our national identity.

# heritage - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Government to invest an "unprecedented" €1.2 billion in culture, language and heritage

The move is as part of the Ireland 2040 plan.

# heritage - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Walk along Ireland's answer to the Camino this Easter

The penitential trail paths aren’t just for those who are religious.

# heritage - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Three 1830s houses demolished at Dublin's Five Lamps to make way for social housing

The State conservation group had suggested the houses be made protected structures, but an order to demolish them to build housing for senior citizens had already been made.

# heritage - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Macron wants the French baguette to become a Unesco-listed symbol

Irish uilleann piping was granted the same status last year.

# heritage - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Heritage Department has ‘no intention’ of investigating mysterious Loughcrew ‘find’

A group of workers posted a video on Facebook purporting to have found something at the ancient site.

# heritage - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Killarney National Park 'significantly and rapidly deteriorating' due to rhododendron

The invasive plant is at the centre of a row between a voluntary body and a government department.

# heritage - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition Unesco This post contains videos

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition

President Michael D Higgins is among those to welcome the news

# heritage - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold

Over 500 people were killed when the boat sank, just a month before the First World War ended.

# heritage - Sunday 12 November, 2017

The artist who captured Ireland in the 1800s with thousands of watercolours

George Victor du Noyer travelled around Ireland drawing various features, accompanied by his spaniel Mr Buff.

# heritage - Monday 9 October, 2017

Irish and mixed heritage: 'I'm a proud Irish woman and that identity is part of who I am'

Irish and mixed heritage: 'I'm a proud Irish woman and that identity is part of who I am'

#IamIrish exhibition opens this month to explore issues around identity and culture with Irish people of mixed heritage.

# heritage - Saturday 30 September, 2017

A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin

Of the 36 people who died in the bombings, only four bodies were found.

# heritage - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones? Now you can experience what he did on his day job

Fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones? Now you can experience what he did on his day job

The public is being asked to help at archaeological dig at Glendalough.

# heritage - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Why was this medieval Roscommon village abandoned centuries ago?

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.

# heritage - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Seven parks across Ireland have been given the Green Flag Award

The Green Flag Awards recognise parks that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways.

# heritage - Saturday 1 July, 2017

7 Irish heritage sites to visit now that kids can go for free

Dozens of heritage sites across the country are giving children under 12 free admission.

# heritage - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Good news for parents - kids are being given free admission to dozens of Irish heritage sites

The initiative will apply to all paid-admission sites operated by the OPW from this Saturday.

# heritage - Saturday 15 April, 2017

This Mayo designer has won two awards for her handwoven, luxurious 'agriculture fashion'

“I think even born city-dwellers have almost unconscious muscle memory of life in rural Ireland. We all share it,” according to designer Deirdre Duffy.

# heritage - Friday 14 April, 2017

Six Irish heritage sites we should visit this Easter weekend

An award-winning Roscommon heritage hero tells us what heritage sites we should visit this weekend.

# heritage - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Ireland's pilgrim paths: 'They're the great leveller - you could be Bill Gates or unemployed'

This Easter, National Pilgrim Paths Week will take place.

# heritage - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Ireland's Heritage Hero spent 10 years selling lottery tickets to raise funds

Matt Farrell from Co Longford was named Ireland’s Heritage Hero at an awards ceremony this week.

# heritage - Friday 24 February, 2017

Tour groups must book visits to English Market or 'traders could be in jeopardy'

The English Market, a fresh food venue and meeting place, is over 200 years old.

# heritage - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Conserving our heritage: 'One woman was in tears that her home was a protected structure'

If your local authority decides your house or business is a protected structure, what actually happens?

# heritage - Saturday 18 February, 2017

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

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

# heritage - Monday 19 December, 2016

Government delays the sale of Pearse's last surrender letter

The letter was added to the Register of Cultural Objects last Friday evening, which will delay the sale for a year.

# heritage - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Unsold!: 1916 surrender letter set to leave Ireland after auction fails to reach €1m

It’s owner says he longer feels an obligation to keep it here.

# heritage - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

The government is being strongly criticised for not buying Padraig Pearse's 1916 surrender letter

Gerry Adams has called it a “quite frankly bizarre decision”.

# heritage - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing

The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

# heritage - Monday 31 October, 2016

Five thousand years of death: The secrets uncovered at Hellfire Club site

TheJournal.ie was invited to explore the first archaeological dig into a passage tomb on Montpelier Hill. How could we resist?

# heritage - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires

Several sites around Ireland are being ‘adopted’ by their local communities.

# heritage - Friday 23 September, 2016

There's just one week left to enter your pictures of Ireland's greatest monuments

Amateur and professional photographers must submit their photos before next Friday to be in with a chance of winning the cash prize.

# heritage - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Get out and about with our guide to the best of Heritage Week

We’ve got a great round-up of events taking place around the country.

# heritage - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Donald Trump's 'Irish wall' could be in trouble

The US presidential hopeful wants to build a €10 million rock barrier to protect his county Clare golf course.

# heritage - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Poll: Should the government increase arts spending by 445%? Heritage This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government increase arts spending by 445%?

People are calling for a minimum spend.

# heritage - Monday 11 January, 2016

'I slept in 18 Moore Street in protest this weekend. Once these buildings are gone, they're gone'

The ultimate question in all of this is, ‘what we value more as a society’. We can always build more shopping centres or hotels in different city centre sites, but we can never rebuild our history once destroyed, writes Sean Fox.

# heritage - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Here's what it takes to remake a mysterious Iron Age vessel by hand in 2015

A team from Ireland and England are trying their hand – with impressive results.

# heritage - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far

This week the terrorist group destroyed a 2,000 year old temple — but it’s not its first time.

# heritage - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Waterford historians unimpressed by US company's plan to clear ancient settlement

A ring fort will be demolished during the second phase of construction.

# heritage - Sunday 7 June, 2015

US couple picked Ireland for first ever overseas trip in 2001 and are now marking 21st visit

The couple have received a free holiday to mark the milestone.

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