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#History

# history - Sunday 19 April, 2015

From The42 Rodgers: Manchester City are ’20 years’ behind Liverpool Riled

Rodgers: Manchester City are ’20 years’ behind Liverpool

The Northern Irishman believes that only Manchester United sit on par with the Reds, suggesting that Raheem Sterling would be taking a step down if he left Anfield.

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# history - Friday 17 April, 2015

These mysterious caves in a Sligo hillside carry secrets from the Ice Age

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores two of Ireland’s most intriguing ancient sites – the Caves of Keash and Dun Aonghasa.

# history - Thursday 16 April, 2015

This mill house has a great history – and a pretty amazing interior

Dromore Mill has wet rooms and a bootroom. Say no more.

# history - Saturday 4 April, 2015

“Your borstal is a disgrace”: A grim century of St Pat’s

St Patrick’s Institution started in Co Tipperary – and was once condemned by Fr Edward Flanagan of ‘Boys’ Town’ fame.

Step from Ireland’s pre-Famine past to life in the New World in the Sperrins

Fancy stretching the legs over the Easter weekend? Archaeologist Neil Jackman has more suggestions for great historical sites to visit around the island of Ireland.

# history - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

From The42 SBW at the Sportsground and Connacht’s other European knock-outs Classic

SBW at the Sportsground and Connacht’s other European knock-outs

We take a trip down memory lane to recall the westerners’ past efforts in the Challenge Cup.

# history - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Amazing insights into what US intelligence knew about Hitler in 1943

The precursor to the CIA commissioned a 229-page report into the German leader.

# history - Sunday 22 March, 2015

This hideous beige 1980s kitchen? It’s now a museum piece

That was three decades ago. In the last century.

# history - Monday 16 March, 2015

(Saint) Patrick – The Bits They Left Out

Documents and archaeological evidence paint a picture of the man behind the legend.

# history - Saturday 14 March, 2015

From Business ETC These ghost signs are a window into Dublin’s fading past Urban History

These ghost signs are a window into Dublin’s fading past

You can find 150 years of history on the streets if you know where to look.

# history - Sunday 8 March, 2015

No one could see the colour blue until modern times

Blue doesn’t even exist for everyone.

# history - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Did you ever climb 121 steps up through Irish history? You should

St Canice’s Cathedral – and its fantastically-preserved round tower – is a jewel in the centre of medieval Kilkenny.

# history - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Column: The tale of the 18th century baronet, his Irish mistress and a horrific love charm

Nothing prepared me for the unearthing this tale of witchcraft, lust and horror, set in 18th century Co Mayo.

# history - Saturday 21 February, 2015

This dramatic Derry clifftop estate was a magnet for high society

Archaeologist Neil Jackman finds medieval magic in Limerick and a splendid demesne in Derry.

# history - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Hey world, here are Ireland’s oldest pubs that you should definitely visit Like A Fine Wine

Hey world, here are Ireland’s oldest pubs that you should definitely visit

You like old pubs? We’ve got old, old pubs.

# history - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From Business ETC Here’s how you can properly clean up your browser history TechGuide

Here’s how you can properly clean up your browser history

It’s handy to refer back to, but what if there are certain things you want to remove?

# history - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

# history - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Detectives hunting the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart have travelled to a remote Pacific island

Earhart disappeared in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the world.

# history - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Uncovering another Ireland… by cycling 1000kms along an old railway line

Artist Pamela de Brí found lots of interesting people and places during her trip.

# history - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Did this famous Irish designer nearly fall into obscurity because of chauvinism?

Eileen Gray was known for her pioneering work within architecture’s Modern Movement.

# history - Friday 16 January, 2015

From The42 The men’s All-Ireland League will have its first-ever female referee tonight History

The men’s All-Ireland League will have its first-ever female referee tonight

IRFU match official Helen O’Reilly takes charge of her first Ulster Bank League clash.

# history - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

PICS: The iconic Iveagh Market is to undergo a €90m transformation

The market was opened in the early 1900s.

# history - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

A 1795 time capsule placed by one of the US Founding Fathers will be opened tonight

The capsule from Samuel Adams is believed to contain old coins and documents.

# history - Monday 5 January, 2015

The tomb of a mysterious Pharaoh queen has been unearthed in Egypt

Until now, the name of Khentakawess had been unknown.

# history - Friday 2 January, 2015

Meet the Irishman who learned to mime with Marcel Marceau

Niall Henry went on to found Blue Raincoat Theatre.

# history - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Thousands of Northern refugees streamed over the border in the 1970s – some were called “ungrateful”

The situation is detailed in a memo to Government from 1973.

# history - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Thank you for the 40 pairs of socks: the Irish care packages of WWI

An Irishwoman and her friends sent comfort and hope to soldiers in the bleakest midwinters of the Great War.

# history - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Boiled pike and Queen Elizabeth’s cure for a cold: A rare cookery book from the 1680s Gem

Boiled pike and Queen Elizabeth’s cure for a cold: A rare cookery book from the 1680s

Some of these recipes are a must-have for the cook in your life.

# history - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From The42 Tyrone tonight elected the first woman chairperson of a GAA county board in Ireland History

Tyrone tonight elected the first woman chairperson of a GAA county board in Ireland

Roisin Jordan was elected for the post in Tyrone.

# history - Sunday 30 November, 2014

8 Irish characters who were changed forever by World War I

The daughter of a Kerry clergyman, three Irish air aces and a Corkman who won the Victoria Cross – some of the hidden heroes of WWI.

# history - Saturday 22 November, 2014

The 33 men and a boy who kept 10,000-strong English army at bay in Cork

The incredibly arduous siege at Castle Park in Kinsale saw the English gain the upper hand over a small Spanish band – but it took them 100 days.

From The Daily Edge 7 important Irish moments, improved by Brian McFadden in his Toy Show suit Suits You

7 important Irish moments, improved by Brian McFadden in his Toy Show suit

Officially the greatest suit of all time.

# history - Friday 21 November, 2014

The Irish government were briefed on flying saucers in 1950

The letter came from the embassy in Washington.

# history - Thursday 13 November, 2014

A bedroom frozen in time – the interiors of a life 100 years ago

The room in a French village has remained as it was at the time of the World War I soldier’s death almost a century ago.

What else could I get for… the €3.5 million pricetag on this Georgian mansion in Wicklow

We take a look at what €3.5 million could get you around the country.

# history - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ancient Waterford site reveals Vikings moved from raiding to trading

New publication and guide uncover the 9th century power of a settlement at Woodstown on the River Suir.

# history - Saturday 1 November, 2014

IN IMAGES: A brief history of the Irish protest

This ain’t our first rodeo.

# history - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Extract: The bits of Irish history you weren’t taught at school

Do you remember when ‘I Shot JR’ windscreen sticker were ubiquitous or The Hucklebuck dominated the Irish music scene?

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