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The #MUNSTERMACHINE, #BEE part of it, a new BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance Campaign supported by Munster Rugby

BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance and Munster Rugby have teamed up to create one of the most tangible charity partnerships imaginable.  The interactive ambulance service, which was founded by Munster couple Mary…

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Arts

The Weird History Of Easter Traditions

Image Courtesy of The National Library of Norway There are many slightly confusing holidays out there, but Easter, with its candy eggs, playful bunnies, and very serious religious element, might be…

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Arts

Underestimate Me? – That’ll Be Fun!”

Underestimate Me? – That’ll Be Fun!” is a thought-provoking short film produced as part of a project between LMETB Community Education Service and Prosper Meath Kells. This short film helps…

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Culture

‘I’m Done’ Police Officer With 20 Years Service Shares Sentiment Of Many officers

An unnamed police officer with 20 years of service has talked about why they have decided to quit the job after two decades of serving the public. Generally, morale in…

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Culture

The History of The Cheltenham Festival

Racing in the Cheltenham area dates back 200 years to 1815 when the first recorded flat racing meeting was held on Nottingham Hill.  The Early Years (1818 – 1911) The…

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Culture

The 69th ‘Fighting Irish’ Regiment in the First World War

Soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 165th Infantry Regiment, the Army’s famous “Fighting 69th” Irish regiment, move into position to replace French troops near Benomenil, France, March 1, 1918. The…

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Culture

1916–21 military service medals

Image courtesy of www.military.ie During the twentieth century the Irish Defence Forces have, like other armies, issued bravery medals (the Military Medal for Gallantry and the Distinguished Service Medal), service…

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Culture

A BRIEFLY DELICIOUS HISTORY OF PANCAKE TUESDAY

Image courtesy of Unsplash Today is the day we all go flipping crazy for pancakes! Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday, to give it its proper name, always falls before Ash Wednesday…

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Culture

WOMEN’S VOICES FROM THE PAST

Donegal County Museum, the Regional Cultural Centre and the Museum and Heritage Service of Derry City and Strabane District Council have commissioned and produced a series of six short video…

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Culture

The Royal Navy in the War of Independence

The IRA attack on Fenit coastguard station and RIC barracks in June 1920. In most of the many accounts and histories of the Irish War of Independence very little, if…

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Culture

Richard Kyle Fox and his National Police Gazette

Image courtesy of National Police Gazette The Irishman who sold sex, sport and sensationalism in late nineteenth-century America. Richard Kyle Fox was born on the Albertbridge Road, Belfast, on 12…

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Culture

Irish flag flies from Swiss police building in response to Garda dance video

Image courtesy of @wlrfm The Swiss Federal Police have posted a new video addressing An Garda Síochána, in the latest exchange between the two forces over the viral “Jerusalema” dance…

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Arts

The enduring traditions of St. Brigid’s Day

February 1 is St. Brigid’s Day, also known as Imbolc, and marks the beginning of spring. Imbolc, also known as the Feast of Brigid, celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer…

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Culture

Irish athletics great Jerry Kiernan has died aged 67

Image courtesy of www.runireland.com JERRY KIERNAN HAS died at the age of 67. The sad news comes from Irish athletics circles this afternoon, with tributes being paid to the distance-running…

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Culture

The True Story Behind ‘Siege of Jadotville’

Before reading the script for Richie Smythe’s The Siege of Jadotville neither Jamie Dornan nor Jamie O’Mara, had heard the harrowing tale of how 155 Irishmen deployed by the UN bravely fought…

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Culture

Eight Facts about Irish Workhouses

1. Why was it called a Workhouse? A “House of Industry” for the employment and maintenance of the poor was a 17th-century English concept. The able-bodied were expected to work…

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