Tag Archives: Irish History

The Archaeological Research Pop-Up Museum at Muckross House

July
17th,
2014

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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Who you gonna call?: The Killarney Ghost Tour

June
19th,
2014

Killarney Ghost Tour If you’re a fan of horror, scary stories or spooky folklore, the Killarney Ghost Tour could be just the ticket for you. This innovative tour was launched only five years ago and has gone on to become a firm favourite among tourists and locals alike. It takes you on a night time journey, by bus and by foot, through some of Killarney’s most famous (or infamous) spots associated with ghostly apparitions, spirited history and local folklore. And in Killarney, being a town ...

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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 Hurling event to be held in Muckross

April
07th,
2014

History of Hurling Are you visiting Ireland from another country and want to acquaint yourself with some Irish culture? Or are you Irish and want to learn more about the country you inhabit? Whatever the story, this day-long seminar could be just the event for you. A History of Hurling, Our National Game is being held in The Schoolhouse in Muckross on Saturday the 26th April. The aim of the event is to promote the game of Hurling and showcase it’s colourful and varied history. There will be a n ...

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Spotlight: Killarney statues and monuments

Killarney statues and monuments Killarney isn’t just about lakes, mountains and national parks. Oh no. There is a rich history here and the town has produced many eminent figures in areas as diverse as music, art, war,sport and humanitarian issues. There are a number of statues and monuments around Killarney commemorating these peoples’ lives and the events that have shook the town. Let me be your guide to help with your understanding of our grand little town and its intriguing story. Stat ...

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History of early 20th Century Ireland exhibition in Muckross

March
20th,
2014

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

February
23rd,
2014

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. Kay Caball, a gene ...

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