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# heritage - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Abolition of points system means there won't be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group

The government is abolishing a scheme that gave bonus marks to people sitting civil service entrance exams if they speak Irish.

# heritage - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

An Taisce rejects claims that Kilkenny home is not medieval site

Kilkenny County Council’s archaeologists say that a site on Vicar Street contains no traces of a medieval minister’s house, but An Taisce disagrees.

# heritage - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Plans to mark 1,000 years since "defining" Battle of Clontarf

Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan hoping for major programme to mark Battle of Clontarf (although, fact fans, it took place “closer to Glasnevin than modern-day Clontarf”.)

# heritage - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago

Working Lives exhibition at the NLI exposes the conditions in which men, women and children toiled to survive.

# heritage - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn

Archaeologist Neil Jackman leads us through a mystical stone circle in Donegal, an abbey with a bloody past in Mayo and a medieval village in Cork.

# heritage - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Turf cutters dispute latest Deenihan comments on bogs

Yesterday, Minister Jimmy Deenihan said that turf cutting declined by 45 per cent this year – but turf cutters dispute this.

# heritage - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’

A local group has opposed the plans for a new roadway at the site, claiming that medieval remains should be protected.

# heritage - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Unauthorised turf cutting declined by 45 per cent so far this year

Almost 3,800 compensation payments have also been made to turf cutters.

# heritage - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

EU to investigate Kilkenny plans to demolish 'heritage houses' for new roadway

A local group has said that there is a medieval gable wall at one of the houses but the council said there is not yet sufficient evidence of this.

# heritage - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Have you seen this ancient carving of a hurley and sliotar?

For the All-Ireland hurling replay day that’s in it, check out that historic gem (in Donegal!) and others in Tipperary and Tyrone as part of Neil Jackman’s bi-weekly series.

# heritage - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Government has no plans to buy 274 acre Liffey Valley site

Campaigners want the lands at St Edmundsbury in Lucan bought to make up part of a proposed Liffey Valley Park, but nobody seems to have the money.

# heritage - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Hidden Ireland: The passage tomb that predates Newgrange by 700 years

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three fascinating places to visit this weekend in Sligo, Kildare and Fermanagh.

# heritage - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley

Highest waterfalls, venerable mansions, ancient tombs, rare bog flora, proud forts of lost chieftains. Head to Co Derry if all that tickles your fancy.

# heritage - Sunday 25 August, 2013

The town that proves accessibility IS for all (even with no budget)

Cashel is a heritage town that has seen the whole community come on board to improve accessibility.

# heritage - Thursday 22 August, 2013

17 great things you can still do during National Heritage Week

It’s almost over but National Heritage Week runs until Sunday and there are still loads of great things you can do in the coming days.

# heritage - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week

Free events around the country have been introducing every age to the hidden treasures in their locality.

# heritage - Saturday 17 August, 2013

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Poll: Are you planning to do anything for National Heritage Week?

National Heritage Week kicks off today with over 1,700 events due to take place. Will you be at any of them?

# heritage - Thursday 15 August, 2013

What bit of Irish heritage would you like to tell the world about?

Which part of your local heritage are you most proud of? We want to know.

# heritage - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three fascinating places to visit this weekend in Wexford, Galway and Meath.

# heritage - Saturday 27 July, 2013

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Where has your local pub gone?

New website aims to get people discussing “the good, the bad and the ugly sides of the Irish pub, its contribution to Irish life in general, its future and its legacy”.

# heritage - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Hidden Ireland: The mystery of the 5,000-year-old empty tomb on top of a Wicklow mountain

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Wicklow, Roscommon and Armagh.

# heritage - Friday 19 July, 2013

Parnell and JFK: Parallels up for discussion

Parnell Summer School offering scholarships to third-level students to come to the August seminar.

No Flesh Showing in Victorian Clare Pic of the Day

National Library of Ireland has found this pic of Kilkee in its infancy as a seaside resort.

# heritage - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Carlow, Tipperary and Meath.

# heritage - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Hidden Ireland: A deserted medieval town, Ireland's Alcatraz, and a round tower

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at 3 off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Roscommon, Cork and Laois.

# heritage - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Cutbacks force Architectural Archive to close for summer

Ireland’s ‘buildings record’ says it has to make its six staff temporarily redundant.

# heritage - Monday 10 June, 2013

Column: Proposed road through Kilkenny shows the lack of value placed on heritage

Building a central access road in the heart of historic Kilkenny while simultaneously trying to encourage tourism based on the city’s architectural heritage makes no sense, writes Geni Murphy.

# heritage - Saturday 8 June, 2013

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman shines a spotlight on a town chock-full of interesting sites for you to visit this weekend.

# heritage - Friday 31 May, 2013

Young woman racially abused and spat on in Dublin city centre

Úna-Minh Kavanagh had to rub spit out of her hair after an attack on Parnell Street in Dublin yesterday evening.

# heritage - Sunday 19 May, 2013

John Hinde: Nostalgic images are not just for Ireland Postcard Perfect This post contains images

John Hinde: Nostalgic images are not just for Ireland

London and Amsterdam will see exhibition of shots from major landmarks around England and, of course, Ireland.

# heritage - Saturday 11 May, 2013

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests four more heritage sites to visit in Offaly, Roscommon, Meath and Tipperary.

# heritage - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Great Barrier Reef status as 'natural wonder of the world' under threat

The UN says Australia hasn’t done enough to tackle concerns about rampant coastal development and water quality at the world heritage site.

Ever wondered where medieval Dubliners went for a pint?

A bloody massacre at a picnic in Ranelagh, mass graves of Black Death victims in Dublin 8: this and more in our illustrated guide of Viking and medieval Dublin.

# heritage - Saturday 27 April, 2013

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests four (free) heritage sites to visit in Cork, Galway, Louth and Laois.

# heritage - Saturday 13 April, 2013

3 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests three (free) heritage sites to visit in Waterford, Cork and Kildare.

# heritage - Saturday 30 March, 2013

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

There is no entry fee to any of these sites in Kilkenny, Mayo, Wicklow and Meath – so what are you waiting for?

# heritage - Monday 18 March, 2013

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Meet the 'hair archaeologist' who recreates hairdos from history

Janet Stephens’s research takes her from museum to library – and she even learned German to study documents which helped uncover the elaborate coiffures of antiquity.

Here’s what posh Irish toilets looked like 700 years ago

These were the state-of-the-art toilets of the 1300s, although privacy, disposal and the danger of being caught by the wind were still a danger…

# heritage - Saturday 16 March, 2013

4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology

Follow in the footsteps of St Patrick this weekend… or at least to the places he’s reputed to have visited for special events.

Uncovering the 'Disappeared' of Irish War of Independence and Civil War

Historian and archaeologists attempt to uncover secret history of over 180 civilians by the ‘old’ IRA between 1919 and 1923 in TV3 two-part doc.