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On This Day: Women Got The Vote In Ireland 100 Years Ago

On this day 100 years ago, women who met a certain criteria got the right to vote in Ireland. Women who could vote were over 30, possessed property rights or…

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Auriole Fountaine investigates the enigma of Francis O’Neill: the police chief who saved Irish music. “ In any Irish city or town, you see statues of various people, yet very…

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Patrick McAvinia: The First Guard

The Garda Post takes a brief look at the life and times of effectively the first member of An Garda Síochána, Sergeant Patrick McAvinia. The identity of the first member…

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On This Day In 1963: John F. Kennedy Was Assasinated

It was on this day, November 22nd, in 1963 that the then American President John F. Kennedy was assasinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. The shooting occured at…

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Three Irish Scientists Who Made Outstanding Contributions To Society

This week is National Science Week which is supported by Science Foundation Ireland with the intent to promote the potential that science and discovery offer Ireland, today and in tomorrow’s…

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On This Day In 1990: Mary Robinson Elected First Female President Of Ireland

It was on this day, November 7th, in 1990 that Mary Robinson was elected the first female President of Ireland. On December 3rd, 1990, Mrs Robinson was inaugurated as the…

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Where Does Daylight Savings Time Come From?

On Sunday the clocks went back an hour which gave us all some extra time in bed. Why? Because of daylight savings time of course. Most of North America and…

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Is Dracula Irish?

Did you know that Bram Stoker’s Dracula published in 1897 is mostly influenced by Irish culture? Many people believe the Americanised notion that Dracula transcended from Transylvania’s Vlad The Impaler…

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Friday the 13th: Some Truth Behind the Myth

Today is Friday the 13th so The Garda Post thought it would be appropriate to explore the history of where it comes from. Why is there so much superstition behind…

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ESB map shows when over 1,300 Irish towns, villages and parishes got electricity

The ESB has created an interactive map showing when each town, village and parish in the country became connected to Ireland’s electricity network. ESB was established in 1927, at the…

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National Treasures: 100 Years of Irish History Through Everyday Objects

A new campaign is calling on the public to help tell the story of Ireland over the past 100 years through everyday objects. National Treasures is a new project involving…

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Rare collection of Limerick Police Force records available for the very first time

A rare collection of records from the Limerick Police Force of 1922 are available for viewing for the very first time following a massive re-vamp of the Online Digital Archive…

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Solar Eclipses throughout history

Given that North America was treated to an eclipse of the sun last week, we felt it was worth taking a look back at some Solar Eclipses throughout history. The…

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Main Lusitania telegraph recovered from Cork seabed

The main telegraph from the sunken RMS Lusitania has been recovered from a site off the Head of Kinsale after a recovery attempt failed last year. The ship was struck…

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Scientists reconstruct face of 16th century Dubliner

Facial reconstruction analysis has been performed on a skull discovered at the entrance of Trinity College in 2014. For more than 500 years the remains of a young man, no…

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Sean Lemass, the IRA and the FA Cup: The Story of Tom Farquharson

It is 90 years since Dubliner Tom Farquharson inspired his club, Cardiff City, to their first and only FA Cup triumph, becoming the first Irish goalkeeper to lift the trophy….

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Famine emigration stories being told in a new exhibition over the summer

The stories of Irish people who fled the famine are being told in a new exhibition in Dublin over the summer; marking the 170th anniversary of the Famine year 1847….

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A Little History of the Dublin Pub running in Little Museum of Dublin until September 24

The pub, as we know it today, originated with the formation of the Licensed Vintners Association in 1817. At the dawn of the 19th century, most pubs in Dublin –…

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Rare artefacts from 1600s found in Dublin dig

Artefacts, the like of which have never been discovered in Ireland before, have been unearthed in Dublin. Pottery and glass dating from the 1600s was found during excavation of a…

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Travel back through 50 years of Irish Record covers with new exhibition ‘Green Sleeves’

Running in the National Print Museum from May 5 until October 1, ‘Green Sleeves’ takes a trip back in time, through over 50 years of Irish record covers. The exhibition…

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Ireland v Wales: A Historic Fixture

As Ireland prepare to take on Wales this Friday, March 24 at The Aviva Stadium in an important FIFA World Cup Qualifier, we look back at a historic previous clash…

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Win tickets to Ireland’s newest Museum: Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile Museum

The Garda Post has teamed up with the Medieval Mile Museum in the heart of Kilkenny, to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to visit Ireland’s newest museum. To…

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Telling it like it was: 3 history podcasts to listen to

Last month’s list of recommended true crime podcasts proved exceedingly popular; hardly surprising given that podcasts are very much in vogue at the moment. Increasing digital media consumption and the…

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Three True Crime Podcasts Not To Be Missed

Podcasts are not a new phenomenon by any stretch of the imagination but their popularity has exploded in recent years. An increase in digital media consumption as well as the…

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