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Heritage

The Heritage of Ireland is rich and varied. One is spoiled for choice with monuments that can be visited that are older than the Egyptian Pyramids and Stonehenge dotted around the country. As well as the Megalithic Monuments there are also an amazing number of Castles, Ancient Monastic Sites, Round Towers, Holy Wells, Museums, etc. that can be visited.

The Tara Brooch - The Irish Place

The Tara Brooch – Mysterious Treasure

The Tara Brooch is so much more than a stunning piece of Irish jewellery. Not only is it a fine example of a beautiful...
St Michan's Church, Dublin - The organ where Handel is reputed to have practised and revised his famous composition The Messiah in St Michan's Church - The Irish Place

St Michan’s Church Dublin: Church of Ages, Home of Mummies

St Michan's Church, Dublin has existed in one form or another for close to a thousand years, from where it has borne witness to...
The last example of the Brennan Torpedo on display in The Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, Kent - The Irish Place

Louis Brennan – Torpedo Man

Irish inventor Louis Brennan (1852-1932) was an engineer who is known best as the brains behind the first ever workable guided missile - a...
The Irish Proclamation of Independence - The Irish Place

The 1916 Easter Rising: The Seven Signatories of the Proclamation of Independence

The Easter Rising took place primarily in Dublin from the 24th April to the 30th April 1916. It was planned in secret by seven...
The Irish Proclamation of Independence - The Irish Place

The Meaning of the Proclamation of Independence

The Proclamation of Independence, as read out on the steps of the GPO by Padraig Pearse during the Easter Rising of 1916, is arguably...
The National Flag of Ireland - The Irish Place

Green, White, Orange: The National Flag of Ireland

The Tricolour, green, white and orange flag only gained its official status relatively recently. A Symbol of Ireland - The Green, White and Orange Flag On...
A statue of St Patrick holding a Shamrock in his right hand with some snakes at this feet - The Irish Place

Patrick the Legend – The Story of St Patrick

The exact date of St Patrick's birth is not known, but it is thought that it was around the year 386 AD. As everyone...
Epworth Cottage the birthplace of Prof Ernest Walton - The Irish Place

Ernest Walton: The Irish Man Who Split the Atom

Nobel Prize winner Ernest Walton is best known for the seminal series of 'atom-smashing' experiments that he carried out in the 1930s at the...
John P Holland - The Irish Place

John P Holland: Submarine Man

Despite facing what sometimes seemed like insurmountable obstacles, the Irish engineer John P Holland refused to give up on his vision of building a...
A view of the magnificent Cahir Castle from the banks of the River Suir - The Irish Place

The History of Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle, once the home of the famed Butler family, sits proudly on a rocky island in the River Suir in the middle of...