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Using the chairlift to deliver Coca Cola to the Eagle’s Nest restaurant on Bray Head in 1963

Bray once had a unique tourist attraction, an aerial chairlift that whisked passengers up to the Eagle’s Nest on the heights of Bray Head, but it’s th(...)

The front page of ‘The Irish Times’ on December 28th, 1962.

With the anticipated arrival of a severe cold snap, Met Éireann’s synopsis of some of the most severe snow storms on record in Ireland gives a sense o(...)

Prisoners on board the Neptune included Irish nationalist John Mitchell, who preached social revolution in Ireland during the Famine. He later became a proponent of slavery in America and supported the Confederate States  during the American Civil War. Photograph: Wikicommons

Towards the end of 1847, the worst year of the Great Irish Famine known as “Black 47”, an exhibition opened at the Rotunda in Dublin depicting the Bos(...)

There was an interesting juxtaposition of events involving public commemoration this week, first at Dublin Castle, then Leinster House.   In the(...)

A statue of Prince Albert on the grounds of Leinster House will not be removed. The Oireachtas Petitions Committee said on Wednesday a petition seeki(...)

‘Elephants Watering Amongst Water Lilies, Ceylon’

Two watercolour paintings of 19th century Ceylon – today known as Sri Lanka – by an Irish artist, are to go under the hammer in a travel-related aucti(...)

It’s 240 years ago today since a fleet of ships sailed into a cove in Sydney and a vision that must have suggested the Garden of Eden. The harbour wa(...)

Boxer Moran (left) pictured in 2015 with and Simon Coghill in Athlone as they shore up the flood defences on the Eastern side of the River Shannon. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State Kevin “Boxer’’ Moran has insisted any tensions within the Independent Alliance are in the past but said he was “maddened” and “embar(...)

The statue of Queen Victoria outside the Queen Victoria building in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Irish Embassy in Australia received “threatening and abusive phone calls” about the propriety of an Irish government giving a statue of Queen Vict(...)

Ruth Monahan of Appassionata Flowers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The phrase “Christmas tree” conjures images of a lush, green tree, decorated with bountiful tinsel, baubles and twinkling lights. However, for Ruth (...)

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