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#History

# history - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

4 events for... explorers seeking the best of Open House Dublin 2018

4 events for... explorers seeking the best of Open House Dublin 2018

Free tours of Dublin’s finest architecture; from eighteenth-century townhouses to tenement buildings.

# history - Friday 5 October, 2018

'The west of Ireland should be really proud of these men'

Andy Friend hailed a ‘gutsy’ inter-pro win that means far more than bragging rights for Connacht.

From The42 Fierce forward effort as Connacht end 58-year wait for victory in Ulster History

Fierce forward effort as Connacht end 58-year wait for victory in Ulster

A red card for Matty Rea gave Ulster an uphill climb after falling behind to Andy Friend’s marvellous men of the west.

# history - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'People are telling very vulnerable, raw stories': Documentary series looks at dark moments in Ireland's past

The series, which is on TG4, will look at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in its next episode.

# history - Saturday 15 September, 2018

This inner city Dublin house was once home to 100 people from 17 families 14 Henrietta Street This post contains videos

This inner city Dublin house was once home to 100 people from 17 families

The new museum provides an insight into how Dubliners lived over the last 300 years.

# history - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Bullets, ballots and a flu pandemic: Life in Ireland was very turbulent 100 years ago NLI

Bullets, ballots and a flu pandemic: Life in Ireland was very turbulent 100 years ago

The National Library of Ireland has launched its latest exhibition, which will run until May 2019.

# history - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Archaeological discoveries are being made by the dozen this summer - but what happens next? Ancient Ireland This post contains videos

Archaeological discoveries are being made by the dozen this summer - but what happens next?

The dry weather has revealed previously undiscovered site around the county.

# history - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Maps show distribution of wealth in 14th-century Ireland

They suggest a more complex Gaelic economy than often believed.

# history - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Double Take: The shipwreck on Inis Oirr that stars in Father Ted

The story of MV Plassy, the steam trawler enjoying island life.

# history - Monday 23 July, 2018

From The42 History to be made as Spanish Super Cup staged for Morocco between Barcelona and Sevilla Foreign Shores

History to be made as Spanish Super Cup staged for Morocco between Barcelona and Sevilla

The Spanish Super Cup will see Barcelona returning to Africa for the second time in three months

# history - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Double Take: Have you walked down Murdering Lane in Dublin?

A horrible history of this unassuming alleyway in Dublin 8.

# history - Monday 16 July, 2018

'The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath

To date, two burial chambers have been discovered within the western part of the main passage.

# history - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'If you look at U2... they kind of belong to the world at this stage, where we still belong to Ireland'

After over 35 years in the business, Irish rock band Aslan are still going strong.

Mexico earthquake unearths a temple dedicated to an ancient rain god

The structure is believed to date back to around the year 1150.

# history - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

12 evocative vintage snapshots from Irish family photo albums

Scroll through The Photo Album of Ireland.

# 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.

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