A journeyman sea captain made exceptional picture-charts of Irish harbours almost 400 years ago.   By Arnold Horner A little-noticed survey of many of Ireland’s harbours, made in the 1630s, […]

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A new calendar of documents, commissioned by the Irish Jesuits for the bicentenary of the order’s restoration in 1814. By Vera Moynes An anti-clerical edict proclaimed by the president and […]

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SEPTEMBER 03 Mon 7.30pm Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S. Music, dancing and country house culture in mid-nineteenth century Ireland, Dr Mullaney-Dignam. 11 Tues 8pm Skerries […]

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The object that became a museum.   By Jim Kelleher   This 90-ton diving-bell, built in 1866 in Drogheda, was designed by Bindon Blood Stoney, who was a port engineer […]

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By Joseph E.A. Connell Jr In 1895 the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company ordered four steamers for Royal Mail service, named for the four provinces of Ireland: RMS Leinster, […]

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