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# history - Yesterday’s News

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

# 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?

# history - Monday 20 October, 2014

From The Score 11 of the most humiliating defeats in Premier League history Easy

11 of the most humiliating defeats in Premier League history

Southampton’s 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland from this weekend plus other big wins.

# history - Sunday 19 October, 2014

How the CIA tried to raise a lost Soviet submarine with a giant crane — and sort of succeeded

The sunken Soviet submarine sank in the Pacific Ocean some 1,500 miles northwest of Hawaii.

From The Daily Edge Take This Tricky Irish History Quiz Quiz

Take This Tricky Irish History Quiz

How much do you actually know about your country?

Column: Remembering the American Civil War through one Irish family’s story

The American Civil War might seem like a long time ago, but the last pensioned Irish veteran was still alive in 1950.

# history - Friday 17 October, 2014

$125-a-ticket Famine Commemoration Gala dinner will be a “sombre, respectful” affair

The event is taking place in New Orleans in November.

# history - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Irish items are in this incredible Viking hoard found in a Scottish field

The man who found it did so using a metal detector.

# history - Monday 13 October, 2014

These historic photos of Dublin are great

A new book juxtaposes modern and historic scenes in the capital.

# history - Sunday 12 October, 2014

From The Score Tubbercury are Sligo champions as St Michael’s ease into their first ever Galway SFC decider At Last

Tubbercury are Sligo champions as St Michael’s ease into their first ever Galway SFC decider

Eddie Hoare continues to light up the Galway championship.

# history - Saturday 11 October, 2014

From The Score Kilmacud Crokes to meet St Jude’s in Dublin senior hurling final History

Kilmacud Crokes to meet St Jude’s in Dublin senior hurling final

A Danny Sutcliffe point in the 56th minute turned out to be the winner.

# history - Friday 10 October, 2014

From The Score Gaffney’s last-gasp winner leads Limerick to first-ever win at Brandywell History

Gaffney’s last-gasp winner leads Limerick to first-ever win at Brandywell

A much-changed Derry City side were beaten on home soil.

# history - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Heritage Ireland: A born fighter, bloody battles and the castle at the heart of it

Archaeologist Neil Jackman criss-crosses the country to bring you a massive cairn in Sligo, a castle in Antrim with a bloody past, and a dolmen with an interesting supersition…

# history - Friday 3 October, 2014

One Million Dubliners: ‘Everyone has someone buried in Glasnevin’

New Irish doc finds there is a whole lot of life in the country’s most famous burial place.

# history - Sunday 28 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Remember when Tayto packets looked like this? Crispory

Extract: The passionate and inspirational women of the Irish Revolution – in photos

Remembering some of the women played who played pivotal roles in Irish revolution.

# history - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From Business ETC Happy birthday Nintendo! The gaming giant is 125 years old today Staying Power

Happy birthday Nintendo! The gaming giant is 125 years old today

It’s come a long way from manufacturing playing cards in the 19th century.

Some of Ireland’s strangest old laws are to be repealed

Did you know we’re (kind of) at war with Denmark?

# history - Monday 22 September, 2014

Is the government protecting the wrong house on Moore Street?

The Department of Arts, Culture and Heritage says no.

# history - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Extract: 16 Dead Men – The Easter Rising Executions

The men who were killed for their involvement in the Easter Rising were diverse in age and occupation, but brought together by a common vision.

What’s being done about historic gravestones at the ‘Cabbage Gardens’ being vandalised?

The burial site is located in a park, but even CCTV hasn’t deterred people from vandalising them.

From Business ETC How to change the password for your WiFi modem TechKnowHow

How to change the password for your WiFi modem

Default passwords may seem long, but they’re not that secure so you should change it when you get the chance.

Executioners, Vikings and women at war… Dublin’s history unlocked

The festival will take place later this month – and we have tickets to give away.

# history - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Heritage Ireland: The church at the crossroads of Dublin’s ancient past

St Audoen’s in Dublin city centre stands by the most ancient road into Dublin. (And learn, too, about where the monks from Skellig Michael fled from their lonely rock in the sea.)

# history - Friday 19 September, 2014

What to see in THE MIDLANDS on Culture Night

It’s Culture Night on Friday – and here’s our guide to what’s happening around the country.

# history - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged with 300,000 crimes

Oskar Groening is accused of managing money and property stolen from victims.

# history - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Here’s the ancient bog body discovered in Co Meath

Part of a leg and foot were discovered by Bord na Mona workers.

Danish archaeologists uncover ringed Viking fortress for first time in 60 years

The fortress was a genuine military facility and was probably the scene of fighting as well.

# history - Sunday 7 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge 200 years ago there was an Ireland v Russia hurling match in London Lovely Hurling

Column: Who was the Irish nanny in the (other) White House?

‘Catherine the Irish nanny’ has almost been forgotten by history – but she was employed by Confederate president Jefferson Davis.

# history - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast

Archaeologist Neil Jackman transports us to another batch of wonderful Irish historical gems in Sligo, Dublin – and that incredible southerly Copper Coast.

# 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.

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