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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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Going digital with A history of Ireland in 100 words

Monday, 6 April 2020

Enjoy our exhibition virtually while staying safe at home.

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#RIA100Words: in search of our favourite Irish words

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

A message from our author Sharon Arbuthnot

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Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Cláirseach

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Ever heard of music bringing everything to life? In early Irish tales, it can – with a little help from the Otherworld. Read more in today's entry on the harp.

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Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Caistél

Sunday, 15 March 2020

What have the French got to do with Irish castles? Find out in today's entry on Irish, Viking and Norman architecture.

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Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Loingeas

Friday, 13 March 2020

What was it like to be foreign in medieval Ireland? Find out in today's entry on incomers and exiles.

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Seachtain na Gaeilge: Ernie O'Malley

Friday, 13 March 2020

I gcomhar le Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU agus Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, tá beathaisnéis Ernie O'Malley aistrithe mar chomóradh ar Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2020. 

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