Category: History

  • The Heritage Card

    The Heritage Card

    The Heritage Card is a fantastic tool for those looking to explore several of Ireland’s state-managed Heritage Sites whilst saving money on admission fees. Over 45 sites are included, from Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in the capital, to the Rock of Cashel and the Hill of Tara around Ireland (full list below) Is it…

  • Dunluce Castle

    Dunluce Castle

    Nestled atop a dramatic cliff on County Antrim’s stunning coastline, the ruins of Dunluce Castle are calling! The ruins of this formidable castle is a highlight along the Causeway Coastal Route, and offers a window into the region’s history. The castle’s story is intertwined with a mix of reality and mythology, and its striking appearance…

  • Lady Gregory

    Lady Gregory

    Lady Gregory’s captivating life story is one of passion, resilience, and a steadfast commitment to the arts. As a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and co-founder of the iconic Abbey Theatre, she left an indelible mark on the world of literature and theatre. In this article we first look at some of the…

  • W.B. Yeats

    W.B. Yeats

    William Butler Yeats, a towering figure in Irish literature and one of the foremost poets of the 20th century, left an indelible mark on Ireland’s cultural landscape. His profound connection to the country and its rich history is woven into the tapestry of his work, which continues to resonate with readers worldwide. This article will…

  • Brian Boru

    Brian Boru

    When it comes to Irish history, few names evoke as much reverence and awe as Brian Boru, the legendary High King of Ireland. Known for his strategic military prowess and tireless efforts to unite the island’s warring factions, his life was a fascinating tapestry of battles, politics, and culture. In this article, we’ll explore some…

  • Kilmainham Gaol

    Kilmainham Gaol

    As a Dubliner, I’ve always been aware of the rich history that surrounds us in this vibrant city. One place that I believe captures the essence of Ireland’s past is Kilmainham Gaol. Despite being a local, it took me a while to finally visit this historical site. Now that I have, I’d like to share…

  • Molly Malone

    Molly Malone

    Molly Malone is an iconic figure in Irish folklore, immortalized in the popular song “Molly Malone,” also known as “Cockles and Mussels” or “In Dublin’s Fair City.” This folk song tells the tale of a young woman named Molly Malone, a fishmonger by day and a part-time lady of the night, who tragically dies young…

  • Exploring Ireland’s Ancient Sites

    Exploring Ireland’s Ancient Sites

    Steeped in a tapestry of rich history and captivating legends, Ireland’s ancient sites offer a mesmerizing journey through the annals of time. Embark on an exploration of Ireland’s most remarkable and significant archaeological treasures, where each location reveals a unique story of the country’s fascinating past.

  • Irish Surnames

    Irish Surnames

    Irish surnames are rich in history and cultural significance, reflecting the country’s long and complex past. From ancient Gaelic clans to Viking invaders, from English colonization to the Great Famine, the evolution of Irish surnames is intertwined with the story of Ireland itself. Despite the challenges of migration and assimilation, many Irish surnames have survived…