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History

# history - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Grand nieces of Michael Collins present his death mask to museum

A ceremony was held at the Cathal Brugha Barracks yesterday to mark Collins’ death in 1922.

Heritage Week: Here’s how to kick off your weekend

In this special edition of our Heritage Ireland series, Neil Jackman takes his pick of Heritage Week events and fun…

# history - Friday 22 August, 2014

10,000 people have signed up to study Trinity’s first (free) online course

Luckily they won’t all have to cram into one classroom.

# history - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

America’s long history of police riots – the short version

Armed police, brutality, rioting and racial tension – sound familiar?

# history - Monday 18 August, 2014

WATCH: This colour video brings 1950s Dublin to life

“I want to go to there…”

# history - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Public urged to join “ramped up” Michael Collins commemoration today

The event will be the first attended by the Defence Forces in recent decades.

# history - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Kilkenny ‘pop-up’ museum lets you uncover Ireland’s past

The project will run in the Parade in Kilkenny city today.

# history - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Irish soldiers in the Great War: Tracing your family history in WWI

Readers share their family links to the Great War with some tips on how to begin your search.

A revolutionary era ship from the 1770s was found buried underneath the World Trade Center

Archaeologists say it was built from same wood used to build Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.

Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1,000 people

Dunmore Cave has a chilling tale to tell visitors.

# history - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Opinion: What’s the point in learning about history?

Every History teacher in the country can attest to hearing the Dreaded Question at least once a year: “What’s the point in learning about this?”

# history - Sunday 3 August, 2014

From The Score Interview: The man who made football history with the Ireland under-19 women this summer ACHIEVEMENT

Interview: The man who made football history with the Ireland under-19 women this summer

Dave Connell and his side reached the semi-finals of the European Championships recently.

# history - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Ever hear of the Irish Jesuit priest who volunteered for WW1 and took these amazing pictures? In The Trenches This post contains images

Ever hear of the Irish Jesuit priest who volunteered for WW1 and took these amazing pictures?

Fr Frank Browne’s work as a photographer is being remembered.

# history - Saturday 26 July, 2014

This crowdsourcing project wants to animate Irish people’s memories Tell Your Story This post contains videos

This crowdsourcing project wants to animate Irish people’s memories

“Some will make you laugh, others might make you cry – but they are all genuine Irish stories told from the heart,” the project co-ordinator said.

Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world

Let archaeologist Neil Jackman lead you through the amazing past and present of Hook Lighthouse as well as trips to a major ancient monastery and Georgian splendour.

# history - Sunday 20 July, 2014

From The Score Rory McIlroy leads Sergio Garcia by two as Open goes to the wire Final Round

Rory McIlroy leads Sergio Garcia by two as Open goes to the wire

Shane Lowry was the clubhouse leader until Australia’s Marc Leishmann equalled his score to go -12.

# history - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Heritage Ireland: Who is this man with the frightfully fancy tomb?

Archaeologist Neil Jackman brings us on a round tower with a view and a fantastically flamboyant neo-gothic mansion.

# history - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Rare treasures displayed for first time at Dublin’s Chester Beatty Library

The A-Z exhibition showcases a diverse range of beautiful and culturally significant artifacts.

# history - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From The Score 5 reasons why Brazil can retain hope despite Neymar injury History

5 reasons why Brazil can retain hope despite Neymar injury

The 22-year-old is not the first high-profile star to withdraw from the tournament.

# history - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Neanderthals made sure to eat their greens, ancient poo reveals

The study in the journal PLOS ONE is the first to analyze feces in an attempt to show precisely what kinds of foods our long-extinct kin were eating.

# history - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 iconic photos from history, brought to life in colour History In Colour

8 iconic photos from history, brought to life in colour

Colour makes all these amazing photos seem that little bit more real.

# history - Friday 6 June, 2014

70 years on, here’s how D-Day was originally reported to the world

“Allied troops landed on the Normandy coast of France in tremendous strength by cloudy daylight today and stormed several miles inland.”

# history - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Multiple government departments to deal with ‘deeply disturbing revelations’ of child burials

The issue has come to light as a result of research which found death records for 796 infants in an unmarked grave beside a children’s home.

The world is talking about Tuam’s 800 dead babies

Even if the Government hasn’t yet.

# history - Friday 30 May, 2014

From Business ETC Google now has a form for those who want to be ‘forgotten’ Links

Google now has a form for those who want to be ‘forgotten’

If follows a European Court of Justice ruling that individuals have the right to have links to information about them deleted from searches

# history - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Watch: We wish this guy was our history teacher

The Battle of Clontarf did not go down exactly as you might have read in primary school.

# history - Friday 23 May, 2014

From The Score Inspirational Borthwick fit for Saracens as Wilkinson leads Toulon Final Final

Inspirational Borthwick fit for Saracens as Wilkinson leads Toulon

Mark McCall’s captain has been passed fit to face a star-studded Toulon team in the Heineken Cup final.

# history - Monday 19 May, 2014

From Business ETC Apple’s original multi-coloured logo boards will be up for auction Memorabilia

Apple’s original multi-coloured logo boards will be up for auction

And the bidding starts at $10,000 for those interested.

# history - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Was Cromwell framed? Why one man thinks he might not have been that bad after all…

A new book by an Irish amateur historian says that two men were responsible for Cromwell’s dastardly reputation.

# history - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Here’s how €22 million will be spent on 1916 Rising commemorations

The money will be made available so that the projects can open in time for the centenary of the 1916 Rising.

# history - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From The Score Michael Sam becomes the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL History

Michael Sam becomes the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL

The Missouri player was picked by the St. Louis Rams.

# history - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here’s how Dublin was served by trams over 100 years ago Supertrams

# history - Sunday 4 May, 2014

From Business ETC Ever wonder what the Irish gaming industry looks like today? This map will show you On The Map

Ever wonder what the Irish gaming industry looks like today? This map will show you

Hands up those who knew Atari had a manufacturing plant in Tipperary during the late 70s/early 80s?

Letters and wills of World War I soldiers made available online

The newly-available batch includes the will of Irish poet Francis Ledwidge.

# history - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Heritage Ireland: Discovering the ancient Slí Mhór among the bluebells

Archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us through an ancient roadway that traversed Ireland, a fine medieval priory and an intriguing hermit cell hidden in a church.

# history - Thursday 1 May, 2014

We’re almost as fond of marriage as we were in 1864 (and we’re rather less likely to die)

Details of deaths, births and marriages recorded in Ireland from 150 years ago are now available to view online…

# history - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

After 98 years, Moore Street buildings are to become 1916 Rising commemoration

The site where the 1916 Rising leaders surrendered on Moore Street is to become a commemorative centre.

# history - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

New pre-1901 online archive to help fill gaps in your family tree

The National Archives and findmypast.ie team up to release records which survived Civil War blaze.

# history - Saturday 26 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 18 must-see gems from RTÉ’s huge archives… in Vine form Reeling In The Years

18 must-see gems from RTÉ’s huge archives… in Vine form

Honestly, these are wonderful.

# history - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

The sweetest lamppost art you’ll see in Dublin today

It tells the story of the groundskeeper who called a ceasefire during the Easter Rising in order to feed the ducks.

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