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international / history and heritage / news report Friday April 02, 2010 21:50 by the leveller   text 5 comments (last - saturday april 03, 2010 22:14)   image 11 images   1 attached file
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Thursday April 01, 2010 16:48 by No Port Here
Outside Fingal Co Co Main Street Swords Good Friday 1-2pm read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday March 31, 2010 14:29 by Terry Fagan
The North Inner City Folklore Project is to re-enact the hoisting of the Green Flag outside Liberty Hall on Palm Sunday by the Citizen Army. We will also unveil a plaque to Captain Sean Connolly of the Citizen Army who was killed on the roof of the City Hall at Sean McDermott Street. read full story / add a comment
limerick / history and heritage / event notice Tuesday March 30, 2010 20:22 by joehickey
Press Release 29th March 2010

Easter Commemoration 2010

The annual 1916 commemoration, organised by Sinn Féin, will take place in Limerick on Easter Sunday April 4th. The parade will assemble outside the Munster Fair Tavern at 12.00 noon and proceed from there to the Republican Plot, Mount St. Laurence Cemetery.

The main speaker will be Cllr. Maurice Quinlivan.
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sligo / history and heritage / event notice Monday March 29, 2010 16:54 by John Dunne   text 1 comment (last - thursday april 01, 2010 20:58)
Annual 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration Ceremony

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national / history and heritage / news report Thursday March 25, 2010 20:25 by Fin Dwyer   text 4 comments (last - friday march 26, 2010 21:08)   image 1 image
A New Independent Irish History Podcast has risen to number 2 in Itunes podcast charts in less than a week to challenge Tommy Tiernan and Hector O hEochagain for the top spot. The podcast series aims to look back at the past 2000 years of Irish history and archaeology. The first show Barbarians looks at the what Ireland was like 2000 years ago, the coming of Christianity, Gaelic society and finishes up with a look at medieval attitudes to life and death. read full story / add a comment
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tyrone / history and heritage / press release Wednesday March 24, 2010 15:45 by Irish Republican Youth   text 1 comment (last - wednesday march 24, 2010 18:30)   image 3 images
Ógra Shinn Féin erected a number of murals in Carrickmore, County Tyrone last night (22 March) ahead of the main Easter Sunday County Commemoration taking place in the republican heartland.

The two murals erected on Quinn's Corner are one urging people to 'wear an Easter lily' in remembrance of Ireland's patriot dead and the other one is highlighting the strong solidarity links between the Basque and Irish Youth.

The murals are the first of many to be erected across Tyrone in the coming week.
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dublin / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday March 17, 2010 00:36 by Memet
President Mary McAleese will be visiting Turkey/Gallipoli in March. A Memorial to the Irish fallen will be erected in Gallipoli where the 10th Irish Division fought in Suvla Bay. President McAleese will be visiting Gallipoli and will dedicate the foundation stone of the memorial at a ceremony

Turkish Association of Ireland is organising this public meeting to bring together a number of speakers, who are academically, artistically, personally and politically linked to Gallipoli War. read full story / add a comment
POW picket , Dublin , Saturday 27th March 2010.
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Monday March 15, 2010 23:22 by Sharon.   text 6 comments (last - saturday march 27, 2010 21:16)   image 2 images
This picket will be held near the site where Robert Emmet - himself a political prisoner - was executed. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / press release Sunday March 07, 2010 11:00 by Pauline Bleach
Since 2007, we have been patient and responded to all public consultations to have Tara included in the UNESCO Irish World Heritage Tentative list.

Given the worldwide interest in the Tara issue, we are hoping the Minister will give us all something to celebrate on St Patricks Day by submitting the Irish list just a little bit early?

The Minister's secretary envisions it will be in for the April deadline for this year. We hope to ensure that vision becomes reality. read full story / add a comment
GPO , Dublin , 1916 : to be commemorated in Dublin on the 3rd , 4th and 5th April 2010.
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Tuesday February 16, 2010 22:48 by Sharon.   text 8 comments (last - wednesday april 07, 2010 19:56)   image 5 images
Republicans in Dublin have organised three Easter Commemorations for 2010 - Saturday 3rd April , Sunday 4th April and Monday 5th April. read full story / add a comment
22 Irishmen died on Hunger-Strike between 1917 and 1981.
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Thursday February 11, 2010 17:47 by Sharon.   text 1 comment (last - monday may 10, 2010 16:40)   image 3 images
The 22 Irish Hunger-Strikers who died between 1917 and 1981 are to be commemorated at a Dublin function on Saturday 8th May 2010. read full story / add a comment
donegal / history and heritage / news report Wednesday January 27, 2010 11:44 by Paula Geraghty   video 1 video file
In an old schoolhouse in north Donegal people gather to grant St Brigid permission to cross the threshold. She carries an armful of freshly cut rushes with a white cloth tied around them. They are laid on a long set of tables, and slowly men, women and children go up gather some rushes up to make the traditional St Brigid's crosses. read full story / add a comment
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international / history and heritage / news report Sunday January 24, 2010 14:11 by Save Newgrange   text 22 comments (last - tuesday february 23, 2010 14:38)   image 6 images
A campaign to save Brú na Bóinne from the Slane Bypass has been launched online over the weekend. It is being initiated by members of the National Monuments Forum, which includes Professor George Eogan, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at University College Dublin. The National Roads Authority has chosen the most damaging route for archaeology and heritage, and Meath County Council has gone ahead and issued CPO orders for the route, without even waiting for the An Bord Pleanala oral hearing. A petition will be launched shortly, calling on Minister Gormley to deliver on his promise of a new National Monuments Act, and calling on UNESCO to place
Brú na Bóinne on their List of World Heritage in Danger. read full story / add a comment
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international / history and heritage / feature Wednesday January 20, 2010 18:00 by Andrew Flood   text 14 comments (last - saturday january 30, 2010 15:57)   image 5 images   audio 1 audio file
As predictions for the death toll from the Haitian earthquakes rise over 200,000, ABC News have reported that planes carrying medical equipment and relief supplies are having to compete with soldiers for the valuable slots at Port-au-Prince airport which was taken over by the US military after the quake. Since the start of the great anti-slavery republican insurrection nearly 220 years ago, Haiti has been presented as a dangerous place incapable of running its own affairs and requiring foreign intervention. Yet the reality is its people were the first enslaved population to deliver themselves from slavery and also carried out what was only the third successful republican insurrection on the planet. The threat of this good example was rewarded with centuries of invasion, blackmail, the robbery of Haiti's natural resources and the impoverishment of its people. This articles summarizes that history of intervention and the resistance to it in order to put into context what is happening in Haiti after the quake read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 13, 2010 20:14 by Ruairí Ó Conghaile   text 11 comments (last - monday january 18, 2010 16:35)
A brief look at Irelands lost history of genocide and slave trading. A call to re-engage the spirit of revolution that burns deep in the contemporary Irish psyche and use this common heritage to take serious consideration of once again uniting the Island of Ireland. Peace and unity within the borders of our own land. read full story / add a comment
Pato Cullen , Ballyfermot gig, Sat 6th Feb 2010.
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Sunday January 10, 2010 21:19 by Sharon.   text 3 comments (last - tuesday february 09, 2010 18:22)   image 2 images
79'r Pub , Ballyfermot , Saturday 6th February 2010.... read full story / add a comment
The Celtic design on the Lewis chessmen
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Sunday December 27, 2009 23:38 by Brian   text 21 comments (last - saturday october 22, 2011 04:27)   image 6 images
Every secret of art, every subtlety of knowledge, and every diligence of healing that exists, from the Tuatha De Danann had their origin. And although the Faith came, these arts were not driven out, for they are good.(1) read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / event notice Saturday December 05, 2009 18:27 by anti fascist
The North West of Ireland and the Spanish Civil War. read full story / add a comment
derry / history and heritage / event notice Friday December 04, 2009 09:17 by anti fascist
Relatives of several international Brigade veterans and members of the international Brigades Commemoration Committee will unveil a memorial to Bob Doyle in Sandino's Bar, Derry - Sunday 6th Dec. read full story / add a comment
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