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Glasnevin Cemetery – the resting place of presidents

'Water' Strange Way

The Man behind the Magic

Earthquakes Threaten Colosseum

No Lá na Poblachta

Megalithic Art Find

1916 Executions

May 1916

1916 Elizabeth O'Farrell

1916 Roger Casement

1916 Leader Eamon de Valera

1916 Leader Dr. Kathleen Lynn

1916 Leader Countess Markievicz

1916 Leader Eamonn Ceannt

1916 Leader Joseph Mary Plunkett

1916 Leader James Connolly

1916 Leader Pádraig Pearse

1916 Leader Thomas MacDonagh

1916 Leader Seán Mac Diarmada

1916 Leader Tom Clarke

Woz Banksy 'Ere?

Banksy is one of the most famous graffiti artists in the world...

1916: The Lego Movie

Many films and TV programmes have been made about the Easter Rising.

An Artist in Turmoil

The Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh is regarded as one of the world’s greatest artists.

First Person Ever Killed in a Car Accident

Mary King was born in Ferbane, County Offaly, on 27 April 1827.

Offaly Scientific

William Parsons (1800-1867) built the biggest telescope in the world in 1845 at Birr Castle.

Alfred Nobel (1833-1896)

Alfred Nobel was born in Stockholm in 1833 and moved with his family to St. Petersburg in Russia when he was nine years old.

Billy the Kid

A photograph thought to be only the second known image of Irish-American outlaw, Billy the Kid, could fetch up to $5 million in auction.

The White House

The White House is the official residence of the U.S. President and is probably one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.

Éamonn Ceannt

The Great fire of London

The city of London was just recovering from the Great Plague of 1665, which claimed thousands of lives, when it was struck with another disaster the following year. The Great Fire of London started in a small bakery on Pudding Lane which was owned by a man called Thomas Farriner.

The Conquest of Everest

From the early part of the 20th century there were many attempts by various expeditions to conquer the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest...

The Lusitania

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The Wooden Horse of Troy

The legend of the “Wooden Horse of Troy” is one of the most famous stories in ancient history. If you’ve seen the film “Troy” starring Brad Pitt then you are probably familiar with the story.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is perhaps the most famous scientist of all time.

Gerbils May Have Caused Plague

New research has shown that a deadly disease that killed millions of people across Europe in the Middle Ages may have been carried by gerbils. It has long been thought that the bubonic plague was spread by rats.

Victorian Diving Bell

A Victorian diving bell used to build Dublin's quays is being revamped to honour its part in the capital's architectural history.

Armada Wreckage

More wreckage from the Spanish Armada has washed up on a beach at Streedagh, Co. Sligo. Two pieces of oak wood have been taken to a secure location and are awaiting further investigation.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island, which is situated in New York Harbour, was the biggest and busiest immigration station in America. It first opened its doors on Jan. 1st 1892.

Attack on Pearl Harbour

The Hawaiian Islands, which are situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, are one of the most peaceful and beautiful places on earth. However, on December 7th 1941 that peace and beauty was shattered when the Japanese air-force launched a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbour.

The Discovery of Tutankhamun

In November 1922, one of the most amazing discoveries of the 20th century was made when Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the lost tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun. In doing so, they became the first people to enter the tomb in almost 3000 years.

This Month in History-The Great Chicago Fire

Who would ever think that a simple act of milking a cow could lead to a terrible disaster that would devastate a city? Well, we are led to believe that this is exactly what caused The Great Chicago Fire which started on October 8th 1871.

National News: Ancient Remains Under College Green

Remains found underground by workers in central Dublin during the summer could date back to the Viking period. The skeletons of at least four people were discovered under College Green just outside Trinity College on July 16, 2014.

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