The poet William Allingham was born in Ballyshannon in County Donegal
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This Sweathouse is located at Cleighranmore, between Drumshanbo and Ballinaglera. This Sweathouse is adjacent to a stream, for occupants to cool off in when they get out.
Courtesy of Leitrim County Library.
Drimnagh Castle and Gardens
Drimnagh Castle was, until 1954 one of the oldest continually inhabited Castles in Ireland and is an outstanding example of an old feudal stronghold. It is the only Irish castle still to be surrounded by a flooded moat. The castle, built of local grey limestone, consists of a restored Great Hall and medieval undercroft, a tall battlement tower with lookout posts and other separate buildings including stables, old coach house, dairy and folly tower. One of the most attractive aspects of Drimnagh Castle is the garden - a formal 17th Century Par-terre layout.
Photograph by Elaine O'Sullivan
National Archives of Ireland
The National Archives, established under the National Archives Act, 1986, is an amalgamation of the Public Record Office of Ireland (founded 1867) and the State Paper Office (founded 1702). It preserves records which warrant preservation as archives, mostly those of central government and the courts. Also held are census returns, land valuation records of the 19th century, wills and related papers, records of national schools from 1832 onwards, Anglican parish registers, estate collections plus other records essential for family or local history research. The National Archives facilitates access to these records by members of the public.
Courtesy of the National Archives of Ireland
The National Science Museum houses the largest collection of scientific instrumentation on public view in Ireland.
Courtesy of National Science Museum at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth
The International Museum of Wine, Desmond Castle, Kinsale, Co. Cork
The International Museum of Wine charts the fortunes of Irishmen who went to France, Spain, Australia and California and became wine producers. The 'Order of the Winegeese' was created whose members of Irish ancestry keep in touch and visit Kinsale.
(c) Office of Public Works
Inauguration of Mary McAleese as President of Ireland
Dublin Castle is the site of the inauguration of Irish Presidents. The ceremony takes palce in St. Patrick's Hall. This photograph shows Mary McAleese bein=g inaugurated as President of Ireland in November 1997.
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Roche Castle, like its sister castle at Carlingford, were both built by the Anglo-Normans as part of the process of taming and colonizing north Louth in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Striking and powerful, it commands a pass northwards and affords wonderful views over the surrounding country.
Image courtesy of Dept. of Environment, Community and Local Government
The Do's And Don't's Of Fitting Lights
The incorrect and correct way of fitting a light. The first light wastes energy by directing most of its light laterally or directly into the sky and needlessly causing light pollution.
(c) Institute of Lighting Engineers
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Larry Duggan in conversation about wildfowl around Rosslare Harbour
Courtesy of Wexford County Library
Wexford County Library
Bussy, F. M., Irish Conspiracies: Recollections of John Mallon (The Great Irish Detective) And Other Reminisences, London: Everett & Co., 1910
Irish Conspiracies: Recollections of John Mallon edited by F.M. Bussy, published 1910, is a biographical account of the colorful police career of Superintendent Joseph Mallon (born 1839) of the Dublin Metropolitan Police.
History of Ireland | Dublin City Public Libraries
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D’Alton, John. Illustrations, Historical and Genealogical of King James’s Irish Army List, Dublin: John D’Alton, 1689.
John D'Alton work contains a vast wealth of family history, including information outlining the lineage, honours and achievements of families connected with Ireland, either through birth, rank, title or alliance. As many of the sources used in compiling the two volumes are now lost they stand as a highly valuable tool for Irish family research.
History of Ireland
Joyce, Weston St. John. The Neighbourhood of Dublin: Its Topography, Antiquities and Historical Associations. Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, 1921
Weston St. John Joyce 'The Neighbourhood of Dublin: its topography, antiquities and historical associations' 1921
Fingal County Library
National Inventory report 2007
Energy in Ireland 1990-2005
242 The Irish Element in Medieval Culture
229 Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Ireland