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#Irish History

# irish-history - Saturday 16 May, 2020

They were called 'dirty Irish bloodhounds'. Life as an emigrant servant in the early 20th Century

Catherine Healy is hoping to gather the stories of domestic servants who worked abroad in the lead up to WW II.

# irish-history - Monday 13 April, 2020

Quiz: Michael Collins is on TV again tonight - how well do you know the movie?

Test your knowledge of the 1996 classic.

# irish-history - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Another lost World War II ÉIRE sign has been discovered at Wexford’s Hook Head

A local group discovered the image, after searching based on an old aerial photo.

# irish-history - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Opinion: 'Taoiseach, discussing a united Ireland is still possible - despite the RIC debacle'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at the possible compromises we would face if a united Ireland became a reality

# irish-history - Friday 27 December, 2019

'Does my Granny hold the secret to who stole the Crown Jewels from Dublin Castle?'

Filmmaker Oisín Mistéil set out to answer that question in a new documentary to be aired tomorrow.

# irish-history - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Tributes to Professor Séamus Lawless, who died on Mt Everest, as project to restore Four Courts documents launched

Historical records destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the beginning of the Irish Civil War have been restored digitally.

# irish-history - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: 'The ablest of all the fearless women who worked for Ireland’s freedom'

Sheehy Skeffington fought for equality and the republican cause – but why wasn’t she put forward as a candidate in the crucial 1918 election?

# irish-history - Friday 29 November, 2019

FactCheck: No, hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not sold as slaves in the 17th century

Posts on social media have stated that Irish ‘slaves’ were treated as poorly as African slaves during this period.

# irish-history - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Double Take: The hidden Dublin graveyard that's more than 1,000 years old

The many plots of Bully Acre’s incredible past.

# irish-history - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Double Take: The bench in St Stephen's Green celebrating a little-known married couple

The story of social reformers, Anna and Thomas Haslam.

# irish-history - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

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.

# irish-history - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Double Take: The street in a Sligo town mysteriously named after Buenos Aires

Don’t cry for Strandhill, Argentina.

# irish-history - Sunday 19 November, 2017

David McCullagh on Eamon de Valera: 'People tended either to love him or to loath him'

It’s difficult to be even-handed about someone who arouses such strong emotions, four decades after his death, writes David McCullagh.

# irish-history - Sunday 12 November, 2017

This 1,000 page, 5kg atlas challenges the usual story of Ireland's revolutionary history

We spoke to one of its editors.

# irish-history - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

From The Daily Edge 10 truly priceless Irish objects discovered by the lovely National Treasures project National Treasures

10 truly priceless Irish objects discovered by the lovely National Treasures project

Torcs and lanulas are great, but what about an Italia 90 tea tin?

# irish-history - Sunday 19 March, 2017

FactFind: One year in, is this really a "do-nothing" Dáil?

We take a deeper look at how the 32nd Dáil compares to its predecessors.

# irish-history - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Ireland looks set to get a national commemoration day for the Great Famine

The day put forward is the second Sunday in May every year.

# irish-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-history - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Hunt for family of 1916 hero who created iconic tricolour

Thomas Meldon was one of three men who created the tricolour which flew at Jacob’s factory during the Easter Rising.

# irish-history - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

FactCheck: Has no government minister ever gone before the Public Accounts Committee?

Will Michael Noonan be the first sitting minister to go to the PAC? Or is Leo Varadkar wrong?

# irish-history - Saturday 17 September, 2016

A Nazi programme and GAA medals are among pieces of Irish history soon to go on sale

The auction in Kilkenny features over 800 lots.

# irish-history - Saturday 10 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge Only True Irish History Buffs Will Get Over 80% In This Quiz History Repeating

Only True Irish History Buffs Will Get Over 80% In This Quiz

Get your thinking caps on.

# irish-history - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

FactCheck: No, "Irish slaves" did NOT build the White House

FactCheck debunks a false claim that has gone viral after a major speech by Michelle Obama, last night.

# irish-history - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Here's how you can shape the living history of Ireland next month

Make your mark on Irish history.

# irish-history - Friday 26 February, 2016

Every vote counts: The closest election results in recent Irish history

The man who won a Dáil seat by one vote tells us: “It was an awful way to win, but a terrible way to lose.”

# irish-history - Sunday 3 January, 2016

When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city

What an explosive, forgotten 172-year-old chapter in Irish-American history can teach us about the world today.

# irish-history - Friday 25 December, 2015

Your Christmas Day in front of the telly, December 1962

Teilifís Éireann’s first ever TV Christmas, 53 years ago.

# irish-history - Thursday 24 December, 2015

What Ireland looked like on every White Christmas since 1964

What did we watch on RTE in 1964? Who had the Christmas No 1 during the Big Freeze of 2010?

WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948

Best day ever.

# irish-history - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

WATCH: Relive a 1940s Irish Christmas with these magical archive videos

Snowball fights, the Christmas Day swim, and grown men acting like little children – more than 70 years ago.

# irish-history - Monday 21 December, 2015

Christmas at Clerys: A century of bittersweet memories

How much for a bag of toy soldiers?

# irish-history - Sunday 11 October, 2015

We've found 73 MILLION old £20 notes behind the couch since the euro arrived

€4.1 billion in punts, overall. That’s a hell of a lot of Communion money.

# irish-history - Sunday 26 July, 2015

WATCH: A treasure trove of old Irish newsreels has gone online for the first time

Walt Disney meets Dev, Miss Ireland 1942, and the ESB in Bahrain, 1977.

# irish-history - Sunday 19 July, 2015

10 tips for offbeat travellers in Ireland

If you like exploring Irish history, stories and eccentricities then read on…

# irish-history - Saturday 4 July, 2015

These everyday objects bring a century of Irish history to life online

Two new exhibitions chronicle the defining decades of modern Irish history.

# irish-history - Saturday 20 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge Which Era of Irish History Should You Have Lived In? Quiz

Which Era of Irish History Should You Have Lived In?

You would have loved it too.

# irish-history - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge Is this Ireland's oldest Tayto bag? Search Is On

Is this Ireland's oldest Tayto bag?

From waaaay back in 2001.

# irish-history - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Read the diary of an Irish priest in the World War I trenches

You can now read his diaries online.

# irish-history - Thursday 23 April, 2015

PHOTOS: Tracing the footsteps of one of the Great Famine's darkest chapters

In May 1847, 1,490 people from Strokestown, Co Roscommon set out for Canada. Less than half of them made it there.

# irish-history - Monday 13 April, 2015

To thee I do wed: A century of marriage in Ireland

How was it when your parents and grandparents got hitched? And how does today’s Ireland compare?

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