#IrishHistory


Looking Back At Dublin Street Criers

Looking Back At Dublin Street Criers – In this article, Craig O Reilly discusses the history of Dublin’s famous street cryers If you were walking through Dublin in the run up to Christmas, you may have seen street vendors selling gifts. You might even have heard them before you had seen... 

The Gunpowder Explosion of 1597

The Gunpowder Explosion of 1597 – Craig O Reilly recounts this explosive little known story of Dublin  On 11th March 1597, disaster struck the quays of Dublin when 140 barrels of gunpowder exploded bringing terror and destruction. The blast led to the death of about 1/10th of the population... 

Dueling In Ireland – A History

Dueling In Ireland – A History – Craig O’ Reilly takes an interesting look into the history and weirdly gentleman etiquette of dueling in Ireland  While the phrase “pistols at dawn” may bring to mind a Hollywood movie, or “dueling with a rapier” makes you think of the film... 

Rising In the Union Exhibition Online Part 1

As requested by many visitors, the “Rising in the Union” exhibition will now go online.  In this installment, the historic context of the Rising is discussed. The Road to the Rising Part 1 An Uneasy Relationship with the Neighbouring Island The story of the Irish struggle for Independence... 

Dicky Bird – Ireland’s War Horse

  Dicky Bird – Ireland’s War Horse  – In this article David Carr recants the strange story of an Irish Horse in the Crimea, Ireland’s War Horse. The Crimean War a mess of the modern and the antiquated  The tale of Dickie Bird, Ireland’s very own war horse, brings us... 
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