Tag Archives: Irish History

History of Islam in Ireland

There are 63,400 practising Muslims living in Ireland and approximately 50 mosques and prayer centres within the State, with five Muslim clergymen or qualified imams. There is more than one mosque or prayer centre in each province. According to Census … Continue reading

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Study finds Travellers ‘genetically different’ from settled Irish

Study finds Travellers emerged as distinct group up to 200 years before Great Famine. The emergence of Irish Travellers as a distinct group occurred long before the Great Famine, a genetic analysis shows. The DNA study also indicates that while … Continue reading

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Memorial commemorates Cork’s 1916 Irish Volunteers

The monument, at the South Mall’s junction with Parnell Bridge was commissioned and donated to the city by the family of Seán Murphy, battalion vice commandant and brigade quarter master, who is believed to have been the sole surviving brigade … Continue reading

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New approach needed to save Irish language

Our national approach to Irish as a spoken language is in urgent need of a rethink. Given the pending demise of the Gaeltacht, the status quo is clearly not working. Without vision and innovation, Irish will not survive as a community … Continue reading

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Thousands turn out to remember ‘great Irish patriot’ Roger Casement

Thousands turned out to remember Roger Casement on Banna Strand this afternoon for a State ceremony to mark the 100 year anniversary of his capture near the North Kerry beach. In the early hours of Good Friday morning on April … Continue reading

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Humans in Ireland 2,500 years earlier than thought

In one of the most significant archaeological discoveries here in decades, radiocarbon dating of a butchered brown bear’s knee bone found in a cave in Clare over a century ago has pushed the date of the first human occupation of … Continue reading

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Court rules wider Moore St area should be national monument

The High Court has declared that the area of Moore Street in Dublin that should be declared a national monument is wider than that designated by the Minister for Arts and Heritage. Mr Justice Max Barrett gave his ruling in … Continue reading

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