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St Patrick's Cathedral, tower and roof tour

By Juliana Adelman

I was lucky enough to accompany some of the winners of our competition on the prize tour of the tower and roof of St Patrick’s Cathedral.   533 more words

Museums, Galleries, Etc

Top Five: Museums (a personal choice)

By Kevin O’Sullivan

I am, I must admit, not the biggest fan of museums. Monuments, yes. Galleries, certainly. But there’s something about museums that often seems, well, too wordy, unfocussed, or over-done. 626 more words

Museums, Galleries, Etc

Strokestown Famine Museum Project

Contributed by Joanne McEntee

‘Twas the black potatoes the scattered
our people
Facing the poorhouse or overseas
emigration.
And in the mountain cemetery do they… 604 more words

History

Most popular tourist attractions

By Lisa Marie Griffith

As a tour guide I am always interested in what history attractions  people visit while they are visiting Ireland. If you thought Dublin’s most popular attraction was the Guinness storehouse you were wrong. 367 more words

History

Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century Ireland

By Lisa Marie Griffith

This week I have been reading James Kelly & Martyn Powell (ed) Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century Ireland (Four Courts, 2010). The image attached is of the Limerick Hellfire Club and was painted by James Worsdale. 169 more words

Books

Heritage week at St Patrick's Cathedral

Contributed by Andrew Smith

St Patrick’s Cathedral have a fantastic Heritage Week line up this year (19th-23rd August), events include; talks on Jonathon Swift, the British Legion in Ireland, tours of the Cathedral, family trails, free organ recitals and a historical re-enactment of a fight which took place between medieval knights and which gave rise to the expression “to chance your arm”. 15 more words

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The National Print Museum

By Lisa Marie Griffith

The National Print Museum’s permanent exhibition was re-opened last week by Minister Deenihan following a revamp. It is joined by a photographic exhibition called… 109 more words

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