1980 The Derrynaflan hoard (eighth and ninth centuries), consisting of a chalice, a paten, a paten stand, a strainer and a large bowl, was discovered by a father and son using metal-detectors on the ancient monastic site of Derrynaflan, Co. Tipperary.
1867 ‘When we look down into the fathomless depths of the Fenian conspiracy we must acknowledge that eternity is not long enough nor hell hot enough for such miscreants’—sermon by David Moriarty, bishop of Kerry (1814–77).
That field of glory. The story of Clontarf, from battleground to garden suburb Read More
Darkest Dublin: The story of the Church Street disaster and a pictorial account of the slums of Dublin in 1913 Read More
Personal Histories is an initiative by History Ireland,
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people both in Ireland and around the world. It is hoped
to build an extensive database reflecting Irish lives,
giving them a chance to be heard, remembered and to
add their voice to the historical record.
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1914 The Britannic, the third and largest ocean liner of the White Star Line and sister ship to RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, was launched in Belfast. She was sunk by an underwater mine in the Aegean Sea in November 1916—the biggest ship lost during the First World War.
1962 The IRA announced the termination of their campaign, ‘Operation Harvest’, in Northern Ireland. Over a period of almost six years, twelve IRA volunteers and six RUC officers had been killed.
1930 The National Monuments Act, providing for the protection and preservation of national monuments and the preservation of archaeological objects in Saorstát Éireann, was passed. The act was extended to include underwater archaeological sites in 1987.