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Scientists discover human footprints that date back over 800,000 years

Scientists have discovered footprints in Britain that were left by ancient humans over 800,000 years ago. The markings are the earliest such evidence of these types of markings to have…

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Rare document intended to cancel the 1916 Easter Rising to be auctioned

An extremely rare hand written order that was intended to be used to prevent the 1916 Easter Rising from taking place is to be auctioned in Dublin next month and…

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Haselbeck Exhibition to open as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014

The Minister for Arts is set to launch a new photographic exhibition in Limerick depicting rare photos which give a fascinating insight into life in Kerry, Limerick and Clare in…

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Action taken to protect 19th century ship wreak in Co. Kerry

The National Monuments Service has stepped up its efforts in order to protect a shipwreck of a 19th century schooner from being dismantled by history enthusiasts and souvenir hunters. The…

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National Roads Authority to release archaeological discovery book

A new book is to be released this month that gives an intriguing insight into the ancestral history of County Cork.  The book is to be published by the National…

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Blasket Island photography exhibition extended

The duration of the ‘An Island Portrait,’ exhibition of photography from the Blasket Island that recently launched Oireachtas na Samhna 2013 in Killarney has been extended due to significant popular…

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Government documents dating back to 1600s now available online

A fantastic new website has been launched by the Oireachtas which chronicles governmnet documents for users to browse through dating as far back as the 1600s. The new Library and…

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The Beatles Rocked Dublin 50 years ago today

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles concert at the Adelphi cinema on Middle Abbey Street in 1963. When the world’s most famous band landed on these shores Ireland…

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