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Minister McEntee Addresses Annual Garda Memorial Day Ceremony

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee addressed the annual Garda Memorial Day ceremony at the Garda Síochána Memorial Garden in Dublin Castle. The annual Garda Memorial Day is a significant day…

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Culture

The Story of the Irish Country House in Revolution 1920-1923

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, launched ‘Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in Revolution, 1920-1923’, a new…

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History

Dublin City Council Announces Exciting New ‘Transcription Week’ Event

Dublin City Council announces exciting new ‘Transcription Week’ event. A chance to make history rather than just read it. Transcription Week is a week-long event taking place from the 28th of March…

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History

Offshore Wind Energy Plan Could Be ‘Ardnacrusha x 100’ for Ireland

A new to help develop offshore wind energy around Ireland’s coasts will be like “Ardnacrusha to the power of 100”, Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has said — with Cork Harbour…

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Culture

2022 Programme For The Decade Of Centenaries Announced

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, published online a significant Decade of Centenaries Programme for 2022. The Government allocated €5 million to the…

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History

A Century of Keeping People Safe

Early 1922 was a fraught time for Ireland. The new Irish Free State faced many challenges a century ago. There were tensions surrounding the Treaty between the Irish and British…

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Events

Dublin Castle Ceremony Marks 100 Years Since British Handover of Power

President Michael D Higgins has unveiled a plaque at the ceremony marking 100 years to the day since Dublin Castle was handed over by the British administration to the Provisional Irish Government. The…

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Christmas

OPW Announces Live Streaming Of Winter Solstice At Newgrange

The Office of Public Works (OPW), in partnership with the National Monuments Services (NMS) of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, is delighted to announce that it will once again live-stream the…

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Culture

98-year-old Irish woman awarded US military medal for delivering crucial Mayo weather report which aided 1944 D-Day landing.

The United States has officially honoured an Irish woman whose weather report drastically changed the fortunes of the Allies in World War Two. In the early hours of June 3,…

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Culture

Patriot Lords Mayor Tomás Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney to be added to Roll of Honorary Citizens of Cork City

Pictured above: Tomás Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney On Friday 11th June, 2021 at 3.00 p.m. the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Joe Kavanagh, will host a Special Ceremony online…

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Culture

The Forgotten Ten: The Story of the War of Independence Executions in Mountjoy Prison

As the War of Independence progressed throughout 1920 and 1921, twenty-four men were executed in Ireland by the British Administration. Fourteen were shot by military firing squad in counties Cork…

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History

Minister Coveney pays tribute to Irish Peacekeepers on International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Image courtesy of William Murphy via Flickr Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Mr Simon Coveney pays tribute to Irish Peacekeepers on International Day of UN Peacekeepers Mr. Simon Coveney…

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Culture

Jadotville Veterans to be Honoured in Kildare for 60th Anniversary

A group from Athy is to cycle the 100 kms from Athlone to Athy on 29 Juneto help commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Siege of Jadotville in the Congo,and…

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Culture

100 Years On — Remembering the Burning of the Custom House

As part of the Government’s Decade of Centenaries, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage will this month remember the Burning of the Custom House (the Department’s headquarters), which…

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Culture

Exploring the Irish Wars Through Photographs, 1919-1923

Pictured above: Armoured car on Henry Street, Dublin The War of Independence (1919-1921) and the Irish Civil War (1922-1923) The aftermath of the First World War saw national borders re-drawn…

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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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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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History

The 1972–3 Dublin bombings

Image Courtesy of History Ireland The ‘third man’ in the case of British agent John Wyman and Garda Sergeant Patrick Crinnion. On 1 December 1972 at 7.58 and 8.15pm, as…

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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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