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Dublin Castle was built in the beginning of the 13th century , this castle was for seven hundred years the centre of English control in Ireland. It has been the headquarters of viceroys and Lord Lieutenants , and has often been the venue for State...

Referred to in the patriotic ballad as ‘the Blackbird of sweet Avondale’ , Charles Stewart Parnell (1846- 1891) was one of the most brilliant and romantic figures in Irish political history. His residence was Avondale House , just South of the village of Rathdrum and...

The horse was the most vulnerable animal in traditional Ireland , and accordingly many folk beliefs and superstitions centred on it. As well as sickness and injury , other dangers threatened the horse , for it was thought that an envious neighbour could harm it...

The Irish people have always had a special devotion to the Virgin Mary. Many songs told of her desolation and unbearable sorrow as she saw her son Jesus put to death , and she has always been regarded as a special sympathiser in times of...