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Birds of Clare Island: Corncrake

Sunday, 16 August 2020

On Day 2 of Heritage Week we learn about this former inhabitant of Clare Island featuring in New Survey of Clare Island, vol. 9: Birds. 

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Birds of Clare Island: Barnacle Goose

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Every day during Heritage Week (15-23 August) we introduce a different bird that populates Clare Island as it features in New Survey of Clare Island, vol. 9: Birds. 

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New book: New Survey of Clare Island, vol. 9: Birds

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Here's something that might cause a flap: records of birds from Clare Island since 1909 published in a new book to celebrate Heritage Week.

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The importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle the COVID crisis

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Our author Niamh Moore-Cherry reflects on some of the lessons learnt from Ireland's response to the 2008 economic crisis and how they can help face the current crisis.

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Tellus: the largest collaborative cross-border programme of geoscience surveys

Monday, 20 July 2020

Our author Mike Young reflects on the impacts of this unprecedented survey of Northern Ireland and the six northern counties of the Republic of Ireland.

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A gateway for future research in archaeology

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Did you know that Ireland has the richest early medieval archaeological landscape in Europe, if not the world? Learn more in today's episode of 'Meet the authors' featuring Aidan O'Sullivan.

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The importance of washing your hands more than a thousand years before COVID-19

Monday, 13 July 2020

Did you know that there are fourteen different words for 'washing' in early Irish? Learn more in today's episode of 'Meet the authors' featuring Gregory Toner.

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On trespassing sheep and uncontrollable bees in Medieval Ireland

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Our author Máire Ní Mhaonaigh tells us some of the stories behind the illustrations in 'A history of Ireland in 100 words' in today's episode of 'Meet the authors'.  

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Never judge a book by its cover but...

Monday, 6 July 2020

Our author Sharon Arbuthnot tells us the story behind the cover of 'A history of Ireland in 100 words' and more in today's episode of 'Meet the authors'.

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The polymath and genius who inspired Flann O'Brien

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Our author Peter Murray tells us about the life of Irish artist Cecil Ffrench Salkeld in today's episode of 'Meet the authors'.

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