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#History

# history - Saturday 24 June, 2017

This new database shows you all the ancient hill forts across Ireland

The database reveals that Mayo and Cork each have more than 70 ancient hill fort sites.

# history - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From The42 Ireland become full Test-playing nation after landmark ICC vote in London History

Ireland become full Test-playing nation after landmark ICC vote in London

After a 10-year quest to join cricket’s elite club, Ireland have been promoted from Associate status after a unanimous vote.

# history - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Patrick Pearse 1916 surrender letter sells for £263,000 at London auction

The estimated sale price was less than half of that.

# history - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Irish chaplain patrolled 1917 frontlines with a shovel, gave last rites and then buried the dead

The extraordinary bravery of Fr William Doyle is told in new exhibition at National Museum.

# history - Sunday 28 May, 2017

From the front room to The Long Hall: The history of the Dublin pub

‘A Little History of the Dublin Pub’ opens on 1 June and will run until 24 September.

Photos: Over 5,000 items from former Central Bank going on auction in huge sale Going Going Gone This post contains images

Photos: Over 5,000 items from former Central Bank going on auction in huge sale

The objects on offer range from a barista bar to large desks, chairs, plants, printers and even water coolers.

# history - Sunday 21 May, 2017

France to honour prisoners forced to work on Hitler's secret weapon in WWII

Thousands of slaves were forced to work on Hitler’s secret weapon: the V2 rockets.

# history - Friday 28 April, 2017

From The42 Chloe and Sam Magee win first ever medal for Ireland at European badminton championships Sibling Act

Chloe and Sam Magee win first ever medal for Ireland at European badminton championships

The Donegal pair overcame opponents from Poland in today’s quarter-final.

# history - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Trump's plan to slash corporate rates to 15% could pose 'competitive challenge to Ireland'

The plan could face stiff opposition in Congress.

# history - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Mummies and 1,000 statues found in search of 3,500-year-old tomb

“This is an important discovery.”

# history - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

From The42 'He was a very sore loser': Harrington opens up on testy relationship with Garcia Bad Blood

'He was a very sore loser': Harrington opens up on testy relationship with Garcia

The Dubliner admits the pair are civil to each other, but it’s always through gritted teeth.

# history - Monday 10 April, 2017

From The42 WATCH: Sergio Garcia's moment of a lifetime History This post contains videos

WATCH: Sergio Garcia's moment of a lifetime

The Spaniard kept his nerve at the first playoff hole to secure an historic win.

# history - Saturday 25 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge This man has your childhood dream job: Neil the archaeologist Job Goals

This man has your childhood dream job: Neil the archaeologist

DailyEdge.ie speaks to the people who have the jobs you wanted as a kid.

# history - Monday 20 March, 2017

'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'

A survivor returned this week to the Magdalene Laundry where she had been forced to spend her youth.

# history - Sunday 19 March, 2017

The price of betrayal: Who did the British pay for info on Irish rebels and how much did they pay?

A old manuscript currently on display has those answers.

One of Dublin's most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane

A new exhibition explores the role Custom House played while Ireland fought for independence.

# history - Saturday 18 March, 2017

A half-skull that is 400,000 years old was found on last day of excavation project

Researchers don’t know if it was from a male or female, how the person died, or even what form of early human it was.

# history - Sunday 12 March, 2017

From The42 Analysis: The most extraordinary 7 minutes in Champions League history Late Drama This post contains videos

Analysis: The most extraordinary 7 minutes in Champions League history

Barcelona became the first-ever side to overturn a four-goal first-leg deficit in Europe during the week.

# history - Sunday 5 March, 2017

From The42 Step one of double dream complete as Slaughtneil deliver emotional victory The Toughest

Step one of double dream complete as Slaughtneil deliver emotional victory

The Derry side edged past Sarsfields in Croke Park in front of a record attendance.

# history - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Double burials and dead parrots: Strange and unusual stories from Glasnevin Cemetery

A range of untold, fascinating tales are told on the new Dead Interesting tour at Glasnevin Cemetery.

# history - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'The walls talk' - Dublin city is getting a new tenement museum this summer

14 Henrietta Street will showcase the long and pockmarked history of Dublin’s tenements.

From The42 Templemore put years of heartbreak to rest as they win first Harty Cup since 1978 Champions

Templemore put years of heartbreak to rest as they win first Harty Cup since 1978

The Tipp side had a comprehensive win over Cork’s St Colman’s College.

# history - Friday 17 February, 2017

Poll: Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed?

Are streets such as Victoria Street insulting?

# history - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Experts are disputing a documentary which says a fire was partly to blame for the Titanic sinking

The documentary has argued that long-hidden photographs showed fire damage on the Titanic’s hull.

# history - Monday 30 January, 2017

The secretary of Nazi leader Joseph Goebbels has died at 106

She died on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

# history - Saturday 14 January, 2017

"We have always found ways to lock up mentally ill people": The disturbing history of Irish asylums

A new book on the evolution of Irish psychiatry has been written by Irish psychiatrist Brendan Kelly.

# history - Friday 6 January, 2017

From The42 Bray teenager becomes Ireland's first-ever British Junior Open champion Squash

Bray teenager becomes Ireland's first-ever British Junior Open champion

It has been a good couple of weeks for Denis Gilevskiy.

# history - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy

One civil servant had to routinely work through lunch and late in the day to catch up on work.

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa

His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.

# history - Saturday 31 December, 2016

From The42 Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games History

Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games

David Goldblatt’s acclaimed book takes a comprehensive look at the background of the modern spectacle we know now.

# history - Friday 30 December, 2016

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America

In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.

Irish politicians really wanted Bob Geldof to win the Nobel Peace Prize

It didn’t happen for Bob though.

# history - Friday 23 December, 2016

From The42 Oscar and the top 5 most expensive signings in the history of Chinese football Big Money

Oscar and the top 5 most expensive signings in the history of Chinese football

The Brazil international’s record-breaking move to Asia was confirmed earlier today.

# history - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'People definitely don't realise the depth of the historical treasures around them'

The Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARAI) is running Explore Your Archive week from today until next Sunday.

# history - Monday 14 November, 2016

From The42 'We've poked the bear' - Schmidt's Ireland eye more history against All Blacks Looking Up

'We've poked the bear' - Schmidt's Ireland eye more history against All Blacks

The Ireland head coach has some big selection decisions to make this week.

# history - Saturday 12 November, 2016

From The42 England end South Africa 10-year hoodoo History

England end South Africa 10-year hoodoo

Jonny May, Courtney Lawes, George Ford and Owen Farrell all crossed for tries.

# history - Sunday 6 November, 2016

From The42 Treat yourself to all the highlights from Ireland 40 New Zealand 29 right here Special Occasion This post contains videos

Treat yourself to all the highlights from Ireland 40 New Zealand 29 right here

Prepare to watch this over and over again for the next few decades.

# history - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Back in time: The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how much of the city has survived

A new collection of Galway maps has illustrations going back to the 16th century.

# history - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'

A historian talks us through some Halloween traditions, from preparing the house for spirits to trick or treating.

# history - Friday 28 October, 2016

Controversy over €8.5 million price tag for Mary Robinson's Presidential library Pricey Papers This post contains videos

Controversy over €8.5 million price tag for Mary Robinson's Presidential library

Questions have been raised about costs to the State.

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