Tag Archives: History

The Archaeological Research Pop-Up Museum at Muckross House


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The Archaeological Research Pop-Up Museum at Muckross House Archaeology is one of the few romantic sciences. It conjures up images of vast excavations in Egypt revealing mummies and tombs. Ireland has long been a favourite for archaeologists as, thanks to our large tracts of peat bog which are good for preserving materials over a long period of time, loads of ancient artifacts, tools, weapons and even bodies have been discovered here. So it’s great that Muckross House are hosting an Archaeologic ...

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Interesting historical sites in Killarney

Killarney Historical Sites People generally visit Killarney for its stunning natural beauty and world famous lakes but there’s much more to the town than just its aesthetic qualities. Killarney is a town that is steeped in history and has been the site of many famous battles, sieges and excavations. The area now known as Killarney National Park has enthralled and fascinated centuries of scholars and soldiers and has been a home for both too. If you’re a history buff and want some primary s ...

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History of early 20th Century Ireland exhibition in Muckross


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History of early 20th Century Ireland exhibition in Muckross Calling all history buffs – if you’re free on Saturday 29th March and out and about in Killarney, you should definitely consider checking out the Revolutionary Decade Roadshow the UCC History Society will be putting on in the Schoolhouse in Muckross. The exhibition will be looking at Ireland’s revolutionary decade between 1912 and 1923 that saw The Easter Rising, The War of Independence and the Civil War ravage the country ...

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The Great Irish Famine – Public Talks


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The Great Irish Famine Calling all history aficionados – doing anything on Friday the 7th March? No? Great. Because on that very day in The Garden Restaurant, Muckross House there’s going to be a couple of public talks on that still oh-so prickly subject, The Great Irish Famine. Yes, you know the one. It involved potatoes, or more accurately, a great lack of potatoes. Speaking on the night will be a pair of intellectuals who are more than qualified for the task at hand.┬áKay Caball, a gene ...

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Lesser Spotted Killarney: The Copper Mines


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If you’re a bit sick of the crowds around Muckross House or you want to avoid the throngs of people that engulf Ross Castle on a busy day, you should nip down to the Copper Mines. The Copper Mines are one of Killarney’s best kept secrets. They’re nestled in the bosom of a dense, deciduous forest that seems very removed from the usual hustle and bustle of Killarney. They’re only a short distance from Ross Castle however so you should have no problems finding them. There are two ...

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