News categorised 'History'
Banksy is one of the most famous graffiti artists in the world...
Many films and TV programmes have been made about the Easter Rising.
The Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh is regarded as one of the world’s greatest artists.
Mary King was born in Ferbane, County Offaly, on 27 April 1827.
William Parsons (1800-1867) built the biggest telescope in the world in 1845 at Birr Castle.
Alfred Nobel was born in Stockholm in 1833 and moved with his family to St. Petersburg in Russia when he was nine years old.
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 is the official residence of the U.S. President and is probably one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.
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.
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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 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 is perhaps the most famous scientist of all time.
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.
A Victorian diving bell used to build Dublin's quays is being revamped to honour its part in the capital's architectural history.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.