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The attractive village green running down the middle of the main street of Summerhill once formed a gracious approach to a Georgian mansion and a castle. The estate was originally owned by the Lynch family , who built the castle around 1600. Forty years later...

There were many small breweries in 18th century Ireland. One such was established in Leixlip , County Kildare , by Arthur Guinness in the year 1756. Guinness was the son of a land-agent , and he proved an able businessman , being owner of a successful flourmill...

Padraic Pearse is the most celebrated of all Irish patriots. As well as a revolutionary leader , he was an accomplished author and educational philosopher. Born in Dublin in 1879 to an English father and an Irish mother , he joined the Gaelic League at...