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#Hidden Ireland

# hidden-ireland - 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.

# hidden-ireland - 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.

# hidden-ireland - 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.

# hidden-ireland - 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.

# hidden-ireland - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Visiting Dublin's most sacred places? Here are the 'Dos and don'ts'

Do you know why shoes are taken off in Buddhist centres?

# hidden-ireland - 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.

# hidden-ireland - 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.

Helter Skelter, Crystal Maze and Chivers jam: the 1907 Irish International Exhibition Hidden Ireland This post contains images

Helter Skelter, Crystal Maze and Chivers jam: the 1907 Irish International Exhibition

Check out these 28 recently-discovered pictures of the event.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Time on your hands this weekend? Here's 3 off-the-beaten-track places to visit

The weather is (finally) getting better so why not go explore one of Ireland’s many historic sites? Here’s three more to visit in Meath, Cork and Sligo.

# hidden-ireland - 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.

# hidden-ireland - 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.

# hidden-ireland - Monday 6 May, 2013

Have you seen this Indian sculpture park in… Wicklow? Hidden Ireland This post contains images

Have you seen this Indian sculpture park in… Wicklow?

Victoria’s Way is an intriguing outdoor gallery featuring, among others, Mahatma Gandhi “on his farewell tour”.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 4 May, 2013

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.

# hidden-ireland - 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.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Pics: Black and white archive photos of Dublin, as seen in Strumpet City

Dublin City Public Libraries has taken old photographs of Dublin and juxtaposed them with quotes from James Plunkett’s seminal novel about the 1913 Lockout. Take a look…

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.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 6 April, 2013

7 documents from the archives of Irish emigrants in Britain

London Metropolitan University is documenting the history of Irish people in Britain. Here are just some of the things they’ve found for their archive.

# hidden-ireland - Monday 1 April, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Celtic crosses, follies and historic pubs

Website Curious Ireland examines the country’s building history.

# hidden-ireland - 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?

# hidden-ireland - Monday 18 March, 2013

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…

# hidden-ireland - 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.

# hidden-ireland - Sunday 3 March, 2013

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

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

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 16 February, 2013

5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit

There is no entry fee to any of these sites – so what are you waiting for?

# hidden-ireland - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Hidden Ireland: Abandoned and ruined 'big houses' Hidden Ireland This post contains images

Hidden Ireland: Abandoned and ruined 'big houses'

Author and photographer Tarquin Blake has explored the hidden history behind Ireland’s ‘big houses’ in his latest book.

# hidden-ireland - Sunday 7 October, 2012

5 unusual ways to reach very special Irish places

There are some places where getting from A to B takes a little effort – but it’s so worth it.

# hidden-ireland - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Hidden Ireland: The capital’s oldest graveyard Hidden Ireland This post contains images

Hidden Ireland: The capital’s oldest graveyard

Tales of grave robbing, boxing fights and destroyed high crosses are all shared during a visit to Bully’s Acre, which is normally closed to the public.

# hidden-ireland - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Arthur’s Day: the man himself couldn’t be here – so we paid a visit Arthur's Day This post contains images

Arthur’s Day: the man himself couldn’t be here – so we paid a visit

TheJournal.ie recently paid its respects at the quiet resting place of the man of the day.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Hidden Ireland: Local spirit brings Fort Camden brought back to life Hidden Ireland This post contains images

Hidden Ireland: Local spirit brings Fort Camden brought back to life

Camden Fort Meagher, recognised as one of the finest examples of classical coastal artillery forts in the world, has been brought back to life by the hard work of local volunteers.

# hidden-ireland - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Tunnel vision: Going underground at the Casino Marino Hidden Ireland This post contains images

Tunnel vision: Going underground at the Casino Marino

Eight underground tunnels leading out from Dublin’s 18th century Casino Marino… what are they there for?

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 25 August, 2012

PHOTOS: Somewhere you don't often get to see: The Freemasons' Hall in Dublin Hidden Ireland This post contains images

PHOTOS: Somewhere you don't often get to see: The Freemasons' Hall in Dublin

It’s right in the heart of Dublin’s city centre but few people have been inside the Freemasons’ Grand Lodge of Ireland. Here’s what it’s like inside.

# hidden-ireland - Sunday 19 August, 2012

In pics: Hidden Ireland - Dublin's pawnbrokers Hidden Ireland This post contains images

In pics: Hidden Ireland - Dublin's pawnbrokers

When banks can’t help, hidden Ireland offers another legal route for ready cash.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 11 August, 2012

What has happened to Ireland's workhouses?

Decades after their mass closure by the new Irish Free State, communities are pulling together to save their local workhouse.