Marc Redmond: Then and Now, Ghosts of 1916
Mar27

Marc Redmond: Then and Now, Ghosts of 1916

Marc Redmond: Then and Now, Ghosts of 1916 A selection of superimposed Photos by Dublin photographic artist Marc Redmond.              ...

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Roger Casement letters go on public display in Clare
Mar23

Roger Casement letters go on public display in Clare

50 original letters to and from Roger Casement in the three years leading up to his execution are being placed on public display at Clare Museum from this Thursday (24th March 2016) as part of the 1916 Centenary Commemorative events hosted by Clare County Council’s Archives Service. The Roger Casement Papers, which date from Casement’s arrival in Germany in 1914 to the very month he leaves Germany in 1916 on the U-19 submarine, were...

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Researching Irish Roots
Mar03

Researching Irish Roots

Researching your Genealogy or family tree can be intriguing for some. From poet or policeman to proprietor, the more you learn about your ancestors the more you want to know. If your roots are embedded in Ireland, and you’ve begun to search your family tree, the recent announcement that over 10 million Catholic parish records, some dating back to the 17th century, have been digitised, indexed, and are currently available online, is...

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Lives of Ordinary People in 1916 Dublin to be Explored at Centenary Event in Christ Church Cathedral
Feb15

Lives of Ordinary People in 1916 Dublin to be Explored at Centenary Event in Christ Church Cathedral

The First Minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster MLA, has indicated that she will attend a special 1916 Centenary event in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, next week. A state of chassis’ – Ordinary People in Extraordinary Circumstances in Dublin in 1916 takes place on Wednesday February 17 at 7.30 pm in the cathedral. The evening of engaging presentations by leading Irish historians with an opportunity for discussion is being...

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Scientists Sequence First Ancient Irish Human Genomes
Dec30

Scientists Sequence First Ancient Irish Human Genomes

A team of geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen’s University Belfast has sequenced the first genomes from ancient Irish humans, and the information buried within is already answering pivotal questions about the origins of Ireland’s people and their culture. The team sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman, who lived near Belfast some 5,200 years ago, and those of three men from a later period,...

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Revisiting Russborough House
Dec15

Revisiting Russborough House

As a Dubliner, I am constantly surprised at the historic buildings and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes we have within a short distance of the city centre.  I love getting out for the day and taking in local history. In early October this year, liveireland visited Russborough House, and we fell in love with the place. If you are coming to Dublin in 2016 this is a must see. While the city centre hustles and bustles, just thirty...

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Forgotten Dublin, The Stain Glass Window
Nov18

Forgotten Dublin, The Stain Glass Window

Amid a bank of Georgian buildings to be developed on Dublin’s Camden Street Upper is an imprisoned stain glass window. It depicts a central sun with decorative concentric rings. The circular masterpiece lies beside an extended arched doorway and sets the frontage of numbers 4-5 Camden Street Upper apart from the surrounding Georgian houses. The stain glassed window currently peeks through a protective steel grate. The building...

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Film ‘Ireland Birth of a Nation’ showing in schools around Ireland.
Nov18

Film ‘Ireland Birth of a Nation’ showing in schools around Ireland.

Film Showing Ireland Birth of a Nation film is currently mobile and being shown in primary and secondary schools around Ireland. With the 1916 Easter Rising centenary approaching, the film will also be available for public showings in community halls and other venues. The film can see as having two distinct parts. The first is the background to the 1916 Rising dating from the late nineteenth century with the rise of cultural...

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1916 Roadshow to take place in Adare
Nov16

1916 Roadshow to take place in Adare

1916 Roadshow to take place in Adare A Roadshow aimed at gathering local items and stories relating to 1916 is being held next Thursday (November 19th) at the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare from midday to 4.00 pm. Limerick Museum & Archives is inviting the public to bring along any photographs, letters, items of clothing or family stories from 100 years ago. All items presented will be scanned, photographed and catalogued on the...

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Dublin, The City Of Two Names
Nov13

Dublin, The City Of Two Names

The Irish name for Dublin is Baile Atha Cliath. Dublin translates to Irish as Dubh linn meaning “black pool”, and yet the official Irish name for Dublin is Baile Atha Cliath, which means “town of the ford hurdles”. Dublin is the city of two names. The name Dublin is thought to have originated prior to Viking settlement. Dublin, meaning black pool, relates to a large pool which was part of the course of the...

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