The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: a detail from Daniel Maclise’s vast painting. Copyright National Gallery of Ireland

On May 1st, 1169 the deposed King of Leinster Dermot MacMurrough (Diarmait Mac Murchada) landed at Bannow Bay in Co Wexford with a group of mercena(...)

Historian Catherine Corless. Photograph Reuters/Peter Nicholls

A project aimed at collecting the personal histories of people born at the Tuam mother-and-baby home was launched in Galway on Thursday. President of(...)

File image of cousins Ann  and Maryann during a celebration  of Traveller ethnicity at   Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Racism among teachers towards Traveller children must be addressed as part of any move to teach Traveller culture in schools, a leading expert on dive(...)

Real efforts were made by the sisters of Our Lady of Charity to “do something” for the girls and younger women.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Recent research in Dublin, Caen, Angers and Rome, has put into the public domain new information on the Magdalene laundries of St Mary’s High Park and(...)

Dr Vincent O’Connell (left) of University of Limerick’s history department, and Tom Wall, author of The Last Boy in Glin Industrial School.

The department of history at University Of Limerick has expressed interest in a rare collection of west Limerick historical documents dating from as e(...)