Norman warlords arrived in Ireland in 1169 in search of land in fortune. In 1171 King Henry II of England laid claim to Ireland, starting a long and conflicted relationship between the two countries.
The word 'whiskey' (or whisky) comes from the Gaelic uisce beatha, meaning water of life. This gives you an idea of the importance of whiskey to Irish culture. Whiskey (we spell it with an 'e' in Ireland!) was first invented by medieval Irish monks,...
Ireland has some beautiful castles. Many are now in ruins.
The legend of St. Patrick banishing the Snakes from Ireland has inspired generations of Irish craftsman and poets. The story has been embraced by the Irish and is part of their national identity.
Easter Rising 1916. Tom Clarke shot by firing squad at Kilmainham Jail. Kathleen Clarke in prison too.
President John F Kennedy at Arbour Hill Memorial Park in 1963 Ireland. The 1916 Easter Rising leaders are executed and buried in Dublin. JFK visits Arbour Hill on 28 June and lays a wreath in Stoneybatter Dublin 7.
Ireland has a large collection of prehistoric, Bronze Age musical horns which are now believed to be from the Middle to Late Bronze Age. Approximately from 1100 BC to 700Bc. One such find is a musical instrument from 800BC which was during late Bronze Age. It is a bronze musical horn, known as the...
Tucked away in the Dingle Peninsula of South West Ireland, Gleann na nGealt hides a mysterious secret. The spring waters are supposed to be able to heal the mad. Is there any truth to the folk tales?
Many tons of untapped gold reserves may exist in the British Isles. Recent years have seen increased efforts to find untold riches in both the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.