History

The Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler

Few names have cast more terror into the human heart than Dracula. The legendary vampire, created by author Bram Stoker in his 1897 novel of the same name, has inspired…

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Food & Drink

Halloween Tea Brack Recipe

How to: Place fruit and tea in a bowl and leave to soak overnight. Add sugar, egg, flour and mixed spice and mix well. Wrap ring and any other charms…

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Lifestyle

Mayo Dark Sky Festival 1st – 3rd November 2019

From the 1st – 3rd November 2019, the ‘Friends of Mayo Dark Skies’ in Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy will host the fourth MAYO DARK SKY FESTIVAL – a three day feast of…

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Education

Bram Stoker – Author (1847–1912)

Irish writer Bram Stoker is best known for authoring the classic 19th century horror novel ‘Dracula.’ Who Was Bram Stoker? Born in Ireland in 1847, Bram Stoker studied mathematics at…

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Features

EDUCATION LOAN SCHEME 2019/2020

The Garda Benevolent Trust Fund is pleased to announce a continuation of the above Scheme for the academic year 2019/2020 for students/members/spouses who intend to pursue full-time third level studies….

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Food & Drink

Autumn Vegetable Soup

Besides their clear health benefits, vegetable soups are the perfect canvas for what’s in season. This time of year, there’s nothing better than hearty, warming soups loaded up with a…

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Health

Physical Wellbeing After Retirement

You already know your body is going to change as you get older. That’s why it’s important to live as healthily as you can, not only to help prolong your…

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Top Stories

Walking the Wicklow Way – Trails and Paths

Overview Distance: 127km | Ascent: 3,200m | Time: 7+ Days Traditionally the Wicklow Way is walked from north to south, beginning at Marlay Park in south Dublin and ending in…

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Lifestyle

Walking on the Grand Canal

The Grand Canal Way follows pleasant grassy towpaths, gravel and sometimes tarmac canal-side roads from Ringsend in Dublin to Shannon Harbour on Ireland’s longest river. ​​​The Grand Canal Way is…

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Sport

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth, by name of George Herman Ruth, Jr., also called the Bambino and the Sultan of Swat, (born February 6, 1895, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.—died August 16, 1948, New York,…

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Lifestyle

Shooting at Courtlough Shooting Grounds

Courtlough Shooting Grounds was established in 1996 by former Irish Olympian Richard Flynn and his son William, also an international grade shooter and Irish team member. Our family roots and…

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History

Sir Ernest Shackleton Endurance Expedition

So was born what became the Imperial Trans-Antarctica expedition of 1914 – 1917. The goal was ambitious – audacious even, considering that only 10 men had ever stood at the…

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Food & Drink

Recipe for a Traditional Irish Coddle

Recipe for Irish Coddle In this article, I will show you how I make a Dublin coddle recipe. This is one of the easy dinner recipes and tastes delicious. The…

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History

The Real History Behind ‘The Irishman’

Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino and a saga spanning decades? Hook it to our veins. Given that it’s a historical epic, it might be handy to get…

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History

Lee Harvey Oswald – Accused Assassin

Lee Harvey Oswald, (born October 18, 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.—died November 24, 1963, Dallas, Texas), accused assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963….

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Technology

Creators Of The Lithium Battery Win The 2019 Nobel Prize In Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries in…

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Education

8 Facts you never knew about Croke Park

In 1913, the GAA came into exclusive ownership of the Jones’ Road sports ground when they purchased it for £3,500 from Frank Dineen. The ground was then renamed Croke Park…

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Lifestyle

10 Gardening Tips to Make Your Life Easier

You don’t need to be a gardening expert to know all the hacks. There are many simple and cheap ways to give your garden a fighting chance, no matter how…

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Technology

NASA Unveils Its New Spacesuits That Will Take Us To The Moon And Mars

NASA has unveiled its new next-generation spacesuits, which will take us to the Moon and Mars, and they’ve come a long way from anything we’ve seen before. The agency’s Artemis…

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Events

Bord Gáis Theatre: ST Petersburg Ballet Swan Lake 22 Oct 2019 – 26 Oct

Following two sold-out seasons at the London Coliseum, ST PETERSBURG BALLET THEATRE brings the grace and beauty of SWAN LAKE to Dublin, accompanied by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Founded in 1994,…

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Irish News

EURO 2020 Worth Over €100m to Irish Economy

Dublin’s hosting of UEFA EURO 2020 next year will be worth an estimated €106m to the Irish economy according to an independent economic impact study carried out by EY-DKM on…

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Sport

Diego Maradona – Soccer’s Greatest Star – A Tragedy

On November 10, 2001, Diego Armando Maradona played his final testimonial match, in Buenos Aires. For those unacquainted with the tradition, testimonials are tribute games, played for adoring, nostalgic fans,…

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History

Che – Ernesto Guevara de la Serna

Che Guevara, by name of Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, (born June 14, 1928, Rosario, Argentina—died October 9, 1967, La Higuera, Bolivia), theoretician and tactician of guerrilla warfare, prominent communist…

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Food & Drink

Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup

This Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup is wonderfully creamy and comforting.  See tips above for how to modify this recipe to be gluten-free and/or vegan, if you prefer. Ingredients 6…

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