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

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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History

Policing The Dublin Fog

Barry Kennerk writes about the trials and perils of Dublin’s Victorian Policeman. Now the city sleeps: wharves, walls, and bridges are veiled and have disappeared in the fog that has…

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History

These are Some of the Oddest True Irish Tales You’ll Ever Read

ALLEN FOSTER MUST be some guest to have at a party. An author and researcher, he has found some of Ireland’s strangest true tales, and delights in telling them. His…

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History

The Battle of the Boyne

No year in Irish history is better known than 1690. No Irish battle is more famous than William III’s victory over James II at the River Boyne, a few miles…

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History

The Glamorous History of Dublin’s Lost Department Stores

The history of the department store is inseparable from the history of the modern city, and Dublin is no different. Both grew in parallel with the growth of the middle…

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History

A NATION AND NOT A RABBLE: The Irish Revolution 1913–1923

Though subtitled ‘the Irish Revolution 1913–1923’, this work is as much concerned with how the revolution came to be remembered and contested in memory as it is with telling the…

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Features

The National Leprechaun Museum

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Why not jump into the land of magic and mystery and visit Dublins National Leprechaun Museum. We Spoke to Eleanor Walsh, Social…

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Features

Whiskey cured my grandfather of Spanish flu

Paul Gorry F.S.G., F.I.G.R.S., M.A.G.I,  Co. Wicklow This is my grandfather, John McDermott.  He was born in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon, in March 1877, son of Patrick and Bridget McDermott.  When…

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Food & Drink

A Day in the Roman Fixture of Orange, France

Known for its Roman architecture and Roman theatre, this commune can be found in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. A trip here will have you immersed in the…

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History

Where Does Daylight Savings Time Come From?

On Sunday the clocks went back an hour which gave us all some extra time in bed. Why? Because of daylight savings time of course. Most of North America and…

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