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Historic Irish videos now available to all online

Historic Irish videos now available to all online

Hundreds of videos of historic Irish events and characters have been made available to the public after the British news company Pathé transferred the recordings from old news reels to digital videos. Key figures from Ireland’s past such as Michael Collins and Countess Markievicz are among the many historic characters …

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Bones from our Stone Age ancestors found in Sligo

Bones from our Stone Age ancestors found in Sligo. Photo copyright GeographBot CC2

Human bones from 5,000 years ago have been discovered by archaeologists in a cave in County Sligo. The discovery was made by Thorsten Kahlert, during an investigation inside one of the caves, which experts currently know very little about. Kahlert, a graduate of the Institute of Technology (IT) Sligo, said: …

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Did the Irish reach America before Columbus?

Irish reached America before Columbus. Image copyright Ireland Calling

While Christopher Columbus is credited with being the first European to discover America, there are many scholars who believe there may have already been Irish people living there. A book that was published in 1526, just 34 years after Columbus arrived in America, provides compelling evidence that this may be …

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Memorial for Irishman who saved 6,500 from Nazis

Hugh O'Flaherty. Photo copyright Moliere CC3

A memorial to an Irish priest who helped to rescue over 6,500 people from the Nazis has been unveiled in Killarney. Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty who is dubbed ‘Ireland’s Oskar Schindler’ was in Italy at the time of the collapse of the Italian government during the Second World War. The Germans …

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Chance find sheds new light on Irish settlers

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A chance discovery has shown that hunter-gatherer tribes were living in Ireland hundreds of years earlier than was previously thought. In 2009, Elaine O’Malley from Co Clare was walking along Fanore Beach in the Burren area when she discovered a midden – a place where nomad hunters would cook their …

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