The recovery of one of the world’s most famous shipwrecks will be one of the topics of discussion at a conference taking place at University College Cork (UCC) this week.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2016
Tue, 24 May, 2016
We shouldn’t ignore the rich history of other eras that surrounds us at the expense of
Sat, 26 Mar, 2016
Early results from a technical examination of a suspected mass grave in Co Clare have revealed “significant” evidence of underground disturbances, consistent with the presence of human remains.
Mon, 10 Aug, 2015
As part of his rather excellent YouTube series on Irish and world history, Jon D Ruddy has made this handy video exploring the Wild Atlantic Way.
Fri, 31 Jul, 2015
Reports that paddle-boarders encountered a humpback whale off West Cork on June 17 have made east coast dwellers green with envy.
Mon, 29 Jun, 2015
Priceless Spanish Armada cannons have been found off the coast of Sligo.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015
Brendan O’Carroll delves into the killing of his grandfather by British forces in Who Do You Think You Are?, tomorrow on RTÉ One.
Sat, 02 May, 2015
A maritime historian has warned that one of three Spanish Armada wrecks off the coast of Streedagh in Sligo may be under threat following the discovery of what appears to be ballast from one of the galleons on the beach.
Thu, 26 Feb, 2015
Dermot Bannon is back with a new series of Room To Improve tomorrow.
Sat, 24 Jan, 2015
The Battle of Kinsale in 1601 was the highlight of a three-month siege of Spanish forces in the town and ended their hopes of conquest.takes a look at a new book on this landmark moment in Irish history.
Fri, 02 Jan, 2015
SINCE the EU introduced regulations leading to a huge reduction of sheep on the hills we’ve been hearing complaints about uncontrolled vegetation that can result in fires that sometimes get out of control. At certain times of the year, farmers set fires to burn off scrub to allow fresh grass grow.
Mon, 06 Oct, 2014
Fiann Ó Nualláin is on a campaign to reassert the high nutritional value of one of the world’s top five super foods — the humble potato.
Sun, 28 Sep, 2014
Leitrim based Benbo Productions recently won the Gold Medal for Best Drama Special for their music-drama serial ’Francisco’ and have dedicated the award to US Army whistle blower Chelsea Manning.
Wed, 25 Jun, 2014
The traditional view of Ireland as the home of red-haired cailíní is out of step with new research.
Mon, 26 Aug, 2013
MARGARET THATCHER was the most forceful and influential post-war British prime minister.
Tue, 09 Apr, 2013
Sunken ships in our waters are heritage sites. The work of preserving their artifacts is chronicled in a new pictorial guide by the geological survey, says Noel Baker
Thu, 15 Nov, 2012
Despite its fatal role in the Famine, our love for the ‘humble spud’ continues, says Louise Roseingrave
Mon, 10 Sep, 2012
A KINSALE island linked to property developer Gerry Gannon is to be sold by tender next month, likely to make a quarter of the sum it last sold for in the mid-2000s.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2012
WRITER and actor Dónal O’Kelly is looking forward to bringing his play, The Cambria, to Cork’s Everyman Palace Theatre from November 1-3.
Mon, 31 Oct, 2011
THE wreckage of a sunken vessel believed to be from the Spanish Armada has been discovered off the Donegal coast.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2011
The wreckage of a sunken vessel believed to be from the Spanish Armada has been discovered off the Donegal coast.
Fri, 05 Aug, 2011
THE Pope’s visit to Britain will not be affected by the disclosure of a Foreign Office document mocking the Catholic Church, the Vatican said.
Tue, 27 Apr, 2010
The Pope’s visit to Britain will not be affected by the disclosure of a Foreign Office document mocking the Catholic Church, the Vatican said today.
Mon, 26 Apr, 2010
THE Foreign Office was forced to issue a public apology after an official document suggested Britain should mark the Pope’s visit this year by asking him to open an abortion clinic, bless a gay marriage and launch a range of Benedict-branded condoms.
Mon, 26 Apr, 2010
A WOMAN who walked free from court a decade ago after the attempted mercy killing of her husband has ended her own life in a Swiss clinic, it emerged yesterday.
Fri, 12 Mar, 2010
AN IMPORTANT part of the work of a responsible, professional journalist such as myself is research. Or, as we like to call it in the trade: Talking To A Local Taxi Driver On The Day Of The Game.
Sat, 14 Mar, 2009
WHAT we laughably call our garden is so overgrown with every kind of ‘weed’, from ragged robin to red campion to tutsan and sanicle, all in flower, that it must be home to countless creatures such as shrews, wood mice, hedgehogs and stoats.
Mon, 02 Jun, 2008
IT is appropriate that the national potato conference and trade show should be held in Dublin today, St Valentine’s Day, because the Irish people have had a love affair with the humble spud for hundreds of years.
Thu, 14 Feb, 2008
Sergio Garcia and Jose Maria Olazabal beat Phil Mickelson and Chris DiMarco 3&2 in today's Ryder Cup fourballs match at the K Club.
Sat, 23 Sep, 2006
If Cork’s forward line is considered a liability, then the Rebels’ three-in-a-row bid is firmly on track, says Michael Moynihan.
Mon, 29 May, 2006
I’VE mentioned him in this column before, my friend the Long-Suffering Liverpool Supporter.
Sat, 06 Nov, 2004
THE sturdy Connemara Pony, a breed with origins going back 2,500 years to the days of the Celtic warriors, was celebrated in style at Clifden, Co Galway, yesterday.
Fri, 20 Aug, 2004
Indian director Shekhar Kapur is ecstatic about his plans for a sequel to Elizabeth with Hollywood beauty Cate Blanchett reprising her Oscar-nominated role as the virgin Queen of Britain.
Wed, 09 Jun, 2004
FRANCIS DRAKE is said to have hidden from the pursuing Spanish Armada around the wending and wooded sections of the Owenabue river in Cork harbour many centuries ago.
Sat, 27 Mar, 2004
ALBERT COSTA retained his position at the head of the Spanish Armada when he became one of four Spaniards to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open yesterday.
Tue, 03 Jun, 2003
World number one Lleyton Hewitt may be the top seed, but the Australian faces a massive task to claim his first French Open title.
Thu, 22 May, 2003
GIVING Spanish fishermen unrestricted access to Irish waters would have disastrous repercussions, not only upon rapidly dwindling fish stocks but primarily on the livelihoods of thousands of people in maritime communities around Ireland’s coastline.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2002