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#History

# history - Monday 18 June, 2018

From The42 'If we can pull this one off, it will be a little bit special for this group' Sydney Decider

'If we can pull this one off, it will be a little bit special for this group'

Joe Schmidt spoke to legendary Ireland out-half Ollie Campbell about the last series success in 1979.

# history - Friday 15 June, 2018

Former tenement house will take visitors on 300-year tour of Dublin life

The building in Dublin’s north inner city has won two architectural awards.

# history - Monday 4 June, 2018

Quiz: How well do you know Leaving Cert history?

Do you know your Vladimir Lenins from your Vladimir Smicers?

# history - Sunday 3 June, 2018

German far-right leader sparks outrage in describing Nazi rule as 'just a speck of bird s**t'

“We have a glorious history and one, my dear friends, that lasted a lot longer than those damned 12 years”, Alexander Gauland said.

# history - Sunday 27 May, 2018

From The42 Masterful Sexton pulls the strings as Leinster learn how to do the double History

Masterful Sexton pulls the strings as Leinster learn how to do the double

‘These young guys are so lucky that they’re surrounded by such good coaches.’

# history - Saturday 19 May, 2018

18th century coffin carrier used in workhouses during Irish famine on display

Some workhouses cut costs by using a coffin with a hinged door so they could lifted from the grave and reused.

# history - Sunday 13 May, 2018

'We must remember those that were here before us': We took a tour of the Dublin Fire Brigade Museum History This post contains videos

'We must remember those that were here before us': We took a tour of the Dublin Fire Brigade Museum

The museum has operated since 1985 and contains items dating back hundreds of years.

# history - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Double Take: St Valentine's heart in a box in a Dublin church

St Valentine’s heart will go on.

# history - 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.

# history - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'Priceless' stolen relic returned to Christ Church Cathedral after gardaí find it in Phoenix Park Dean's Rock This post contains videos

'Priceless' stolen relic returned to Christ Church Cathedral after gardaí find it in Phoenix Park

The heart of St Laurence O’Toole was stolen in March 2012.

# history - Saturday 21 April, 2018

From The42 Bow ties, blazers, champagne at half-time: Racing's 'Le Show-Bizz' era Glamour

Bow ties, blazers, champagne at half-time: Racing's 'Le Show-Bizz' era

Munster’s Champions Cup semi-final opponents had an interesting era in the late 1980s.

# history - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

One of the men hanged for the infamous Mám Trasna murders has been pardoned by President Higgins

This is the first presidential pardon for a case which occurred before the State’s foundation.

# history - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

From The42 Brilliant Ronaldo makes history as Real Madrid blow away 10-man Juventus Report This post contains videos

Brilliant Ronaldo makes history as Real Madrid blow away 10-man Juventus

The tie looks all but over largely thanks to the Portuguese star’s genius.

# history - Monday 2 April, 2018

'An extraordinary story': TG4 docu-drama on Mám Trasna murder case to air this week

On 17 August 1882, five members of the Joyce family were murdered in their home in Mám Trasna.

# history - Sunday 1 April, 2018

A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores the historical treasures of Achill Island as part of his new book on the Wild Atlantic Way.

# history - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Hooded Man: 'They asked me to count to ten; I refused in case I couldn’t do it'

A European court ruled that the 14 men “did not occasion suffering of the particular intensity and cruelty implied by the word torture”.

# history - Sunday 11 March, 2018

A Civil War mortar shell was found in a tree in Co Kildare

The munition was found in Ballymore Eustace.

# history - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Study reveals earliest cave art belonged to Neanderthals, not humans

Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave art was crafted at least 20,000 years before modern humans arrived.

# history - Friday 9 February, 2018

From the archives: A Christmas card from Countess Markievicz in Holloway Prison

In our final piece marking the centenary of the women’s vote in 1918, we take a look at items in the archive related to Countess Markievicz.

# history - Saturday 3 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge 13 of the most attractive people from Leaving Cert History books Leaving Cert

13 of the most attractive people from Leaving Cert History books

From Roger Casement to Edna O’Brien, we run through the best looking people on the Irish history course.

'He was the One Direction of his day': These musicians want to resurrect the almost-forgotten Thomas Moore

Thanks to Moore, we have Irish songs and music that would have died with end of oral history.

# history - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Remembering the 35 girls who died in a Cavan orphanage fire in 1943

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell highlighted the tragic fire in the Dáil this week during a debate on the Eighth Amendment.

# history - Friday 19 January, 2018

Ancient human remains found in Mayo date back over 5,000 years

A local hillwalker made the discovery in a cave-like chamber on Ben Gorm Mountain.

# history - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Kerry Babies: An unsolved murder 34 years after Ireland put 'womanhood on trial'

As we wait on a significant announcement from gardaí, we look back at the Kerry Babies case which rocked the country to its core – and became, perhaps, a catalyst for change.

# history - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Temple Bar could have been a bus station but for a 'duplicitous volte face' from the government

It would also feature an underground rail tunnel from Heuston Station to Connolly.

# history - Monday 1 January, 2018

'1918 was a year of monumental importance that had plenty in common with 2018 Ireland'

Here is a look back at that year, with some reflections on the similarities and differences with the Ireland of today, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# history - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

From The42 Harry Kane makes history as Spurs sweep aside Southampton Too Good

Harry Kane makes history as Spurs sweep aside Southampton

The England international overtook Alan Shearer’s Premier League record for most goals in a calendar year.

# history - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Scientists discover that a bone fragment from 343AD 'could belong to Santa'

“It is exciting to think that these relics could in fact be genuine.”

# history - Sunday 19 November, 2017

PHOTOS: Arthur Fields captured Dublin life for five decades

An archive of almost 6,000 photographs has been crowdsourced from across Ireland.

# history - 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.

# history - Friday 17 November, 2017

From The42 'A massive step' - Shannon RFC to field first-ever U20 women's team in Ireland History Makers

'A massive step' - Shannon RFC to field first-ever U20 women's team in Ireland

They’ll make their bow next Wednesday week.

# history - 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.

# history - Sunday 5 November, 2017

This Irish woman fought as a man in the USA's Civil War

Albert Cashier was born Jennie Hodgers in Clogherhead.

# history - Saturday 21 October, 2017

From The42 Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien makes history at Ascot Take A Bow

Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien makes history at Ascot

He drew level with Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 Group One winners in a year.

# history - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

From The42 Liverpool record biggest away victory by an English club in Champions League history Rout

Liverpool record biggest away victory by an English club in Champions League history

The Reds arrived in Slovenia with critics questioning Jurgen Klopp’s signings and tactics.

# history - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From The42 Former Ireland captain in first Barbarians women's side to make bow against Munster History

Former Ireland captain in first Barbarians women's side to make bow against Munster

Fiona Coghlan and the Barbarians will face Munster in Thomond Park next month.

# history - Monday 2 October, 2017

Pics: The world's largest exhibition of Famine-related art is coming to Ireland History This post contains images

Pics: The world's largest exhibition of Famine-related art is coming to Ireland

The artworks, which are currently on display at a museum in Connecticut, will be displayed in Ireland for eight months next year.

# history - 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.

# history - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

From The42 More history to be made by Joy Neville as she'll take charge of men's international Breaking New Ground

More history to be made by Joy Neville as she'll take charge of men's international

The former Ireland back row will become one of the first female referees to oversee a men’s international next month.

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