At the end of May 2000 the Jeanie Johnston, a full size sailing replica of the famous Irish emigrant ship, sets sail from Fenit, County Kerry. It took two and […]

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To commemorate the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Irish Famine last year, Norma Smurfit commissioned Rowan Gillespie to create a work of art in honour of all those […]

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When the potato crop failed due to blight in 1846 it was obvious, in Ireland at any rate, that a major catastrophe was about to occur. The first failure in […]

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In 1845, the Irish Constabulary, which was organized in its permanent form in 1836, was deployed countrywide to control agrarian crime. Even though fears of violence were high in provincial […]

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So ran an ad for The O’Donohoe Shell Fish Tavern in Abbey Street in the Freeman’s Journal, 9 January 1847. The Dublin Heritage Group have used it as the title […]

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