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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
cork / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday November 25, 2009 13:07 by Ógra Shinn Féin
The CIT cumann of Ógra Shinn Féín will be showing Terry George's 1996 film 'Some Mothers Son' in an Spalpín Fánach at 8.30 this thursday. The launch will be preceded by short talks from Cllr Jonathan O'Brien, and Joe Lynch Ógra Shinn Féin National Exectuive, and CIT Ógra. read full story / add a comment
Foucault's pendulum at the Pantheon in Paris. "still swinging away over the stolen dead - thus turneth our world"
international / history and heritage / news report Saturday November 21, 2009 18:59 by iosaf mac diarmada   text 3 comments (last - wednesday november 25, 2009 11:08)   image 1 image
The French chattering classes are reacting to the news that Sarkozy wishes to move the body of Albert Camus from his grave in Lourmarin in southern France where he was buried after the car crash which killed the then recently Nobel Laureated writer and his publisher to the Pantheon in Paris where France has collected over 70 "illustrious dead men" and one "radioactive woman". Camus will be the second individual claimed by anarchism to be given a place in the Pantheon following the pacifist and anarchosyndicalist opposer to WW1, Jean Jaures moved there in 1924). Camus would be the first Pantheon resident to have been born in Algeria. His kids don't want him moved at all. However, I see in this a consistent concern I have articulated over the years at how contemporary regimes and society abuse the memory of the dead and use their legacy :-
.:.The Selective & Collective memory : Memory as fetishised community : Communality as fetishised memorial.:. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 18, 2009 19:04 by An Puca   text 28 comments (last - sunday june 13, 2010 18:34)   image 2 images
Book Review - England's Greatest Spy. Eamon De Valera by John J. Turi read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / news report Monday November 16, 2009 13:50 by DCTV   text 2 comments (last - tuesday november 17, 2009 23:30)   image 1 image
In the late 1970s and early 80s Dublin was a city spinning out of control due to the first devastating epidemic of heroin addiction. Inner city communities were under siege as drug users converged from all over to buy drugs in their flat complexes. By early 1983 hundreds had died as a result of drug related problems. Ordinary citizens mobilised and took to the streets in an attempt to stop the sale and distribution of drugs which were killing their families, friends and neighbours. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / event notice Friday November 13, 2009 19:57 by anti-fascist
The IBCC has organised a Spanish Civil war - lecture and wreath laying, Dec. 5th All welcome read full story / add a comment
Republican ballad session , Ballyfermot , Dublin , Saturday 28 November 2009.
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday November 11, 2009 16:57 by Sharon.   text 1 comment (last - sunday november 29, 2009 14:08)   image 2 images
Blundelstwon interchange, with LOR route psssing just north
national / history and heritage / news report Sunday November 08, 2009 14:25 by TaraWatch   text 9 comments (last - tuesday june 22, 2010 01:01)   image 10 images
For years now, we have been reading about plans for the Leinster Orbital Route (LOR) or Dublin Outer Orbital Route (DOOR). Earlier this year, the NRA published a Feasibility Report from 2007, which shows route of the LOR passing along the side of the Hill of Tara. Notably, the route goes about 1km north of the Blundelstown Interchange, between the N3 and M3 motorway. However, last week Meath County Councillors were told to freeze planning on a 2km corridor on either side of the route. So, it is possible the route will pass directly through the Blundelstown Interchange, the Hill of Tara complex and the proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site. In fact, it appears that this was the plan all along, and that the route has been chosen before the public consultation even begins. read full story / add a comment
Archaeoastronomy lecture
meath / history and heritage / event notice Sunday November 01, 2009 17:10 by Martin   text 1 comment (last - sunday november 01, 2009 19:00)   image 1 image
The Winter Solstice rising sun alignment into the chamber of Newgrange is now one of the best known archeo-astronomical phenomena in Ireland. But this event is one of many that take place across the world. Places also seem linked together with mythologies and names. read full story / add a comment
meath / history and heritage / event notice Sunday November 01, 2009 17:00 by Martin
A non demoninational ritual celebration of the Samhain festival at the great mound of Dowth. We will be gathering for an hour or so to remember our dead, release the mental clutter comming into winter and connecting with the web of life through simple ritual and symbolic acts.
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Excavation 1950's
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Sunday November 01, 2009 14:51 by Tara Tara Tara   text 25 comments (last - thursday march 25, 2010 15:14)   image 30 images
The Mound of the Hostages... read full story / add a comment
it may be time to udpate the icon & milk it for what's its worth.
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday October 31, 2009 15:26 by ipsiphi .:. (ipsi)(phi...) / i(psi...)(phi)   text 30 comments (last - friday december 21, 2012 18:58)   image 9 images
As I write thousands of people, the vast ,majority of them Irish are assembling at the largest public worship building on this island in eager expectation of a Marian apparition. The Roman Catholic church runs Knock and played a vital role in the building of the basilica, local economy, airport & marian cult.

Mary is thought by Catholics to have made her first apparition within a generation of the death of Paul and the apostles on a column perhaps more apt for a sceptic philosopher in what is now the Aragonese city of Zaragossa. Since then she has been held to appear on a roughly bicentianeal basis throughout Europe with some notable gigs in Latin America, none in Africa or Asia.

This might tell us more about the kind of people who see, expect to see or have thought they have seen her than it would indicate any particular favouritism on her part. Each time she has appeared she has been reported as bringing news for the world, after all & not just the typically poor communities. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / news report Monday October 19, 2009 13:51 by Ned Stapleton   text 4 comments (last - wednesday october 21, 2009 19:39)
Between defending Junket John O’Donoghue and propping up the sales of Bertie Ahern’s biography, Eoghan Harris, has taken time out to fall out with his old UCC history professor, John A Murphy.

What is the spat about?

Eoghan thinks that 140,000, 60,000 or 40,000 Protestants (take your pick) were driven out of Ireland during or after the War of Independence. John A thinks it a fine old theory, but devoid of evidence, essentially codswallop. It is a view Eoghan has been peddling without fear of contradiction in the Sunday Independent, which is presumably why John A has tackled the appointed (by Bertie) Senator in the Irish Times. There, Murphy can get the former Karl Marxist and Rupert Murdochite, now Tony O’Reillyist, on a more even scribbling field.
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'Beer Mats' gig , Saturday 17th October 2009 , Ballyfermot, Dublin.
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Tuesday October 13, 2009 15:20 by Sharon.   text 6 comments (last - sunday october 18, 2009 22:40)   image 3 images
'The Beer Mats' will be playing a gig in Ballyfermot on Saturday 17th October 2009. read full story / add a comment
Diamonds are forever: Mothers of the Believers
international / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday October 07, 2009 13:30 by RCSI ISOC   text 1 comment (last - wednesday october 07, 2009 13:32)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
A one day course for Brothers & Sisters that will exploring the lives of some of the greatest women of all time. It seeks to enlighten the hearts, minds and souls of students, youth, parents & elders in the West. It is through the wonderful examples of the Mothers of the Believers that we can achieve a correct and balanced understanding when approaching issues such as building the Islamic family, social life, working, parenting and raising children. read full story / add a comment
Surely this is evidence of a sickened sociopathic mind?
national / history and heritage / other press Wednesday October 07, 2009 11:06 by € = £   text 5 comments (last - friday october 16, 2009 12:48)   image 3 images
The most mendacious and shameful of any of the Cinn Comhairlí to supposedly serve the Irish state is about to pass into history celebrated by Brian Cowen as someone who served Ireland well. Today's Irish Independent reveals that whilst celebrating Robbie Burns night in Scotland last January, John O'Donoghue claimed 1 sterling pound in expenses for a donation he had made through the goodness of his heart to UNICEF. As we most probably remember the average exchange rate for one sterling pound to one euro in January 2009 was a whopping 1.0768.You could probably have rounded those three farthings to a penny and lodged them in an AIB account with nobody asking questions. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / event notice Tuesday October 06, 2009 15:30 by PAT WALSH   text 43 comments (last - thursday april 15, 2010 19:05)   image 2 images
This is the first history of Ireland’s War on Turkey and explains why Britain really made war on the Ottoman Empire. It explains the reasons for the establishment of Palestine and Iraq and why the US was repelled from the League of Nations by the behaviour of the British Empire. It describes the rise of Ataturk and the successful Turkish War of Independence. read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Tuesday October 06, 2009 15:16 by HERBERT REMMEL
An account of the experiences of a German boy in a suburb of wartime Cologne with graphic descriptions of life there and further afield in Germany. After the war one of the German children brought to Ireland by the Red Cross and he describes his life in Ireland which he thoroughly enjoyed. He stayed with different families but with a family in Ballinlogh, Co. Mayo, for the most part. This is a very well written memoir with a fresh and informative view of rural Ireland in the 1940s. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / event notice Monday October 05, 2009 17:23 by T R Eason   text 14 comments (last - thursday october 15, 2009 02:08)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Bertie Ahern will launch his autobiography "I got away with it" at Eason, Donegall Place, Belfast
on Wednesday, October 7th at 2009 at 1 PM. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / other press Saturday October 03, 2009 14:16 by Blazes Boylan   text 25 comments (last - sunday january 23, 2011 05:56)   image 3 images   video 2 video files
An ignored outcome of the Lisbon II referendum; a new role for Tony Blair, our next über-President. Move over Mary Mac, and be glad that he is a convert. read full story / add a comment
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