By Fiona Fitzsimons In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries some Huguenots fled the religious wars in France and settled in England and Ireland. As a group they had diverse social […]

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Images of the Irish in a revolutionary painting. By Royston Spears Between 1815 and 1845 perhaps half a million men and women left Ireland to escape economic hardship and famine, […]

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Rathdowney, Co. Laois www.donaghmoremuseum.ie By Tony Canavan Situated between the M7 and M8, near the town of Rathdowney, the Donaghmore Workhouse and Agricultural Museum is worth leaving the motorway for […]

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The First World War correspondence of Michael Bourke, Garvey’s Lane, Limerick. By Tadhg Moloney During the First World War, letters allowed soldiers in training or at the front to keep […]

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Westtown, Co. Waterford By Brendan Wright   Tragedy at sea in the early nineteenth century brought about a defining feature of the County Waterford coastline. On the morning of 30 […]

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