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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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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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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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George Orwell 1903 – 1950

George Orwell, pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair, (born June 25, 1903, Motihari, Bengal, India—died January 21, 1950, London, England), English novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels Animal Farm…

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Alice Stebbins Wells – First Female Policewoman with Arrest Powers

On the 12th of September 1910, the first female policewoman with arrest powers was appointed in the United States. Since then, women in law enforcement have never looked back. Alice…

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The “Death Railway”: The real story behind the Bridge Over the River Kwai

During the Second World War, an estimated 140,000 Allied military personnel were captured by Japanese Imperial Forces and held in a network of camps stretching from Rangoon (Burma-Myanmar) down through…

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Sir Ernest Shackleton Endurance Expedition Trans-Antarctica 1914-1917

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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Explorer Tom Crean – The Irish Giant

Tom Crean was born to Patrick and Catherine Crean, on 25th of February 1877, at Gurtuchrane, near Annascaul in Co. Kerry, Ireland. Tom’s was one of ten children, and the…

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Gráinne Mhaol, Pirate Queen of Connacht

Vilified by her English adversaries as ‘a woman who hath imprudently passed the part of womanhood’, Grace O’Malley was ignored by contemporary chroniclers in Ireland, yet her memory survived in…

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Dame Alice Kyteler – Kilkennys Famed Witch Trial

Dame Alice Kyteler was an unprecedented woman for her time. Throughout the late 13th and early 14th century, she had four husbands, conducted much of her own business with her…

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August 29th – On This Day in History

On this day in history – 29th of August. 1958 – Michael Jackson is born Pop sensation Michael Jackson is born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana. Jackson began…

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The 1979 Fastnet Yacht Race Revisited

The 1979 Fastnet Race was the 28th Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Fastnet Race, a yachting race held generally every two years since 1925 on a 605-mile course from Cowes direct…

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60 Years of Service: How Women Have Changed An Garda Síochána

In July 1959, An Garda Síochána welcomed twelve female members to its rankings. These women were the first female officers to ever join the organisation, and their bravery paved the…

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The Sentinel: A History Of Cork’s Collins Barracks

Defence Forces historian and author, Lieutenant Colonel Dan Harvey, provides a panoramic history of one of the Defence Forces most iconic installations, Collins Barracks in Cork, a bastion which has…

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Garda Memories: Donegal in the 60’s, JFK’s visit & the foot and mouth outbreak of 67

Liam Kitson was stationed in Clonmany, Co. Donegal in the early sixties, and later in the small village of Pettigo on the border of Donegal and County Fermanagh. During his…

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Musical Memories: A History Of The Garda Ceili Band

What is the origin of that institution known as the ‘Irish Céilí Band’? Sean O’Riada credits Seamus Clandillon, Raidío Éireann’s first Director of Broadcasting with its conception in 1926. But…

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Free Public Commemorations To Be Held At The Mansion House To Celebrate 100 Years Of Dáil Éireann

The first meeting of Dáil Éireann was held 100 years ago this month in the Mansion House in Dublin on the 21st January, 1919. To commemorate this historic landmark the…

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Halloween: Gaelic Origins And Traditions

Halloween is a time of year cherished by children and those of us grown-ups who maintain a fondness for a the macabre and the weird. From a historical point of…

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President Higgins Unveils Plaque In Memory Of Iconic Irish Suffragette

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, has unveiled a plaque in memory of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and that of the Irish suffragette movement. The plaque was erected at the Ship…

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Scientists Find 125 Million Year Old Dino Dandruff

In an article published today, which can be found here, it’s been revealed the scientists in University College Cork have found evidence that the flaking feature and many other features,…

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Today In History: London Lawyer Patents World’s First Machine Gun

On this day (May 15th) in 1718 an Englishman, whom was a lawyer based in London, patented the world’s first machine gun. James Puckle titled his creation the “Puckle gun”…

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On This Day in 2017: Discovery Of World’s Largest Dinosaur Footprint Published

It was on this day, March 28th, in 2017 that the uncovering of the world’s largest dinosaur footprint in northwestern Australia was published by a team of palaeontologists from The University of…

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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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Big Chief

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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