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#History

# history - Today’s News

Ireland in a Snapshot: Inside our crumbling former asylums, the walls whisper 'forgive me'

Magnificent 19th-century buildings housed the homeless, misfits and the mentally ill. They are shameful relics of the past but we should not forget their story, writes Donal Moloney.

# history - Yesterday’s News

Who was your Irish MP in 1918? Here's a list of everyone elected in that historic election

A 32-county ballot that changed the course of Irish history.

# history - Monday 10 December, 2018

Opinion: There are some striking similarities between Irish independence and Brexit

Irish negotiators had to agree that Ireland would remain within the British empire while May’s deal could keep the UK trapped in the EU indefinitely, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# history - Thursday 6 December, 2018

What is the psychological impact of Christmas?

‘Christmas affects the human mind in many ways, capable of stimulating joy, nostalgia, excitement, trepidation, and stress – occasionally all at the same time’, writes Professor Brian Hughes.

# history - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know from the Junior Cert history syllabus?

We’ve taken ten questions from the current syllabus to see how much you know about the past.

# history - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

From The42 'It was a whirlwind' - Rams edge out Chiefs in high-scoring NFL classic History This post contains videos

'It was a whirlwind' - Rams edge out Chiefs in high-scoring NFL classic

A thrilling toe-to-toe battle at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

# history - Saturday 17 November, 2018

From The42 Stunning Stockdale score sees Schmidt's Ireland down the All Blacks again History

Stunning Stockdale score sees Schmidt's Ireland down the All Blacks again

A sublime defensive effort from Peter O’Mahony and his team-mates was key.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks Preview

Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks

A thriller awaits at the Aviva Stadium this evening at 7pm.

Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed

The minister said the government has a duty to make sure the next generation is informed.

# history - Thursday 25 October, 2018

The man who spoke Irish in the British parliament

After yesterday’s cúpla focal in the House of Commons, Neil Glackin takes a look back at the first occasion Irish was spoken in the British parliament.

# 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.

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