Cead míle fáilte. Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland will take you on an enchanting journey populated with figures from myth, steeped in its turbulent history, culture, ancient secrets and thousands of places that link us to our past and the present. With insight to folklore, literature, art, and music of Ireland, you’ll experience an irresistible tour through the remarkable Emerald Isle. Culturally, Ireland has produced beautifully illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells, The Book of Leinster, Annals of the Four Masters, etc, and stunning pieces of early medieval gold work.

Ireland’s cultural heritage, with its diverse customs, traditions, folklore, mythology, music, and dance, is one of the richest and most distinctive in Europe. She has given the world numerous thought-provoking authors and poets, captivating and humorous playwrights, lively music and dancers.

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Photos used on this site with permission by Gareth Wray Photography and Fiachra Mangan Photography

A special thank you to Joe Canning for exclusively sharing his poetry with us, it is with great honour.


This site promotes the study of Irish history, tourism and music. We also showcase some of the best photographers’ in Ireland. If you’re a photographer and would like us to feature any of your photos, please contact us.

Photos used on this site with permission by Gareth Wray Photography and Fiachra Mangan Photography

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  1. Glad my cousin Jack posted this. Please inform me when website is available and URL.
    Keep up the inspiring work!

  2. I have lived in Dublin for two years and have traveled a few parts around the country. There’s always something enchanting Ireland has to offer 🙂 And many more reasons to fall in love with the magical land 🙂
    I wish I came across to this blog during my stay in Ireland. I am aware that there are always great stories behind those castles, within the celtic music, among the streets; and a wealth of history in every corner of Ireland. You have put in a lot of effort in reliving it through your posts 🙂
    I am sure all your readers are grateful to the information you provide that cannot be found otherwise on the web.
    Thank you again for following me back.
    Warmest Regards

  3. Interesting that you claim copyright on photo’s taken from Wikipedia. Although they are free to use, you have no copyright on them. And to be true: you have to give credit to them. As for now, the picture of the monument used at https://stairnaheireann.net/2016/09/22/1920-rineen-ambush-six-ric-men-were-killed-by-the-ira-in-an-ambush-co-clare/ is a breach of copyright, as you did not gave proper credit to the source of the photo.

    Please correct that as soon as possible.

    1. Good evening, Mr. Landzaat:

      It’s unfortunate that you felt the need to take the tone that you did in your message. While we always credit photographers, sometimes it can be an oversight. I apologise that your photo was used without credit, however, rest assured we have removed the photo from all posts and have used another photo giving credit to the source with a link, as we always do when we have the source. See post: https://wp.me/p3XCMr-6yR

      We DID NOT claim copyright on your photo, it was simply used with no credit given. Going forward you’d be best advised not to make false accusations! In looking at the photo you submitted to Wikipedia, you did not tag the photo as Fair use, which you might want to consider if you are going to go after individuals/websites for using the photo. You should tag the photo with the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License – where an individual or website will have to include a link back to the wikipage for that picture or to the creator’s website and license any modified version you create under the same license as the original.

      There is a ‘Disclaimer’ asking folks to let us know if they find something wrong, we don’t always get things right, but we do our best.

      Have a brilliant evening.

      Warm regards,
      Pádraig Keane

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