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To mark the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, we publish below the DIB entry on Sir Charles Burton Barrington (1848–1943), integral to the establishment of Rugby Football in Ireland, by Shaun Boylan.
For this weekend's All-Ireland camogie final we are revisiting the life of Kathleen 'Kay' Mills who won fifteen All-Ireland senior medals. Read her entry below by Mary Moran.
Archrivals Dublin and Kerry are facing off in a much-anticipated all-Ireland final. To mark that event we are publishing the biographies of two GAA titans of these counties.
It’s All Ireland Final weekend, find out about the inspiration for the Sam Maguire cup……
Join the authors of our forthcoming book Ireland: a voice among the nations and explore how Ireland has engaged with the wider world over the past century.
On what would have been his 70th birthday, read about the life of one of Ireland's famous rockers, Phil Lynott, by Dr James Quinn.
To mark the start of the 2019 Dublin Horse Show and an exhibition celebrating 100 years of women showjumpers at the RDS, we are publishing the DIB entry on Iris Kellett, one of Ireland’s most celebrated, and...
Dungannon born Margaret Noble is better known in India as Sister Nivedita, educator and political activist. Read the DIB entry for her by Maurice Hayes.
Read about the life of Elizabeth Jackson, the mother of America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson, who hailed from Co. Antrim, by Dr Linde Lunney.
To mark Pride 2019 we are publishing our recent entry on celebrated musician and activist Philip Chevron (1957–2013), writer of the heartfelt 'Under Clery's clock' about his experience as a gay man in 1980s Dublin.