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In 1903, cars in Ireland were exempted from the statutory speed limits for the Gordon Bennett Motor Cup Race.
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Children playing games in Moate Co. Westmeath
A group of children playing games in Moate Co. Westmeath
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Fort Dunree is located about seven miles north of Buncrana in the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal. The site is situated along the shores of Lough Swilly commanding a majestic view of the Lough and its shorelines.
(c) Fort Dunree, Buncrana, Inishowen, Co Donegal.
Courtesy of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
The Liffey Swim (1923) by Jack Yeats (1871-1957)
The Liffey Swim (1923) by Jack Yeats (1871-1957) records a popular annual event that still takes place today. Yeats captures the sense of excitement as the local people gather together to witness the event. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland
© Estate of Jack B Yeats. All rights reserved, DACS 2009
From the third century BC, found at Ardnaglug (Co. Roscommon)
Courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland
Map of Ireland
Map of Ireland, taken from Atlas to the Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1801.
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Connemara Cradle Song
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Chris Wilson Wildlife Ranger
Chris Wilson discussing his work as a Wildlife Ranger in Co. Wexford
Courtesy of Wexford County Library
Wexford County Library
John Kelly: 'The ballad of P.W. Nally'
'The ballad of P.W. Nally is taken from the album "Songs of past and present 1", catalogue number Dreoilin 003 and appears here courtesy of Joe Byrne, Dreoilin.
Mayo County Library
Macalister, R.A. Stewart. The memorial slabs of Clonmacnoise, King's County. Dublin: University Press, 1909
The Memorial Slabs Of Clonmacnoise by R.A. Stewart MacAlister published in 1909 on behalf of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland describes the hundreds of memorial slabs and grave stones surrounding the ruins of the monastery of Clonmacnoise. The monastery also features two round towers, chapels and churches, high crosses and other archaeological features such as the famous Whispering Arch.
Offaly County Library
O'Brien, Henry, O'Brien: The Round Towers Of Ireland Or The History Of The Tuatha-De-Danaans, London: W. Thackery & Co., 1898
The Round Towers Or The History Of The Tuatha De Danaans by Henry O'Brien was published in 1834. The book was controversial at the time because O'Brien claimed that the round towers which were a common feature of early Irish Christian monastic sites were in fact built by pre-Christian pagans. According to O'Brien the towers were phallic symbols built by the Tuatha De Danann as part of an ancient cult he linked with ancient Greece, Egypt, India and Buddhism.
Boulger, Demetrius Charles, The Battle Of The Boyne, London: Martin Secker, 1911
The Battle of the Boyne by Demetrius Charles Boulger is an account of the war between two rival British Kings, James II and William III of Orange. The Williamites scored an important victory over the Jacobites at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The outcome would have a profound effect on the future history of Ireland.
Meath County Library
Gregory, Lady Augusta, Gods And Fighting Men: The Story Of The Tuatha De Danaan And Of The Fianna Of Ireland, Arranged And Put Into English BY Lady August Gregory With A Preface By W.B. Yeats, London: John Murray, 1904
This volume of Gaelic Irish legends and myths collected by Lady Augusta Gregory first published in 1904 draws from The Book Of Leinster, The Annals of the Four Masters and Eugene O’Curry’s Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish among other sources.
History of Ireland | Galway County Library
12 Statistical Survey County Clare
Clare County Library
325 The History of the Theatres Vol2
222 A Copy of Register Deeds in County Donegal
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246 Natural History of Ireland III
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