Palm Trees in Ireland

Palm trees in Ireland are frost hardy and grow in gardens all over. They decorate our towns and suburbs, they are blasted by the salt air on our seafronts, and they are often seen in pairs guarding the entrances to farmhouses and give a tropical look to any garden. However, they are not palm trees […]

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The Grave of the Yellow Men

It’s said that the blood that flows in all of us; every one of us in the country is blood that came from across the sea. Our identity is best understood from a maritime perspective. For centuries, Ireland has been a haven for explorers, settlers, colonialists, navigators, pirates and traders absorbing goods and people from […]

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The Grave of the Yellow Men

It’s said that the blood that flows in all of us; every one of us in the country is blood that came from across the sea. Our identity is best understood from a maritime perspective. For the past 800 years, Ireland has been a haven for explorers, settlers, colonialists, navigators, pirates and traders absorbing goods […]

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‘The Grave of the Yellow Men’

It’s said that the blood that flows in all of us; every one of us in the country is blood that came from across the sea. Our identity is best understood from a maritime perspective. For the past 800 years, Ireland has been a haven for explorers, settlers, colonialists, navigators, pirates and traders absorbing goods […]

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‘The Grave of the Yellow Men’

It’s said that the blood that flows in all of us; every one of us in the country is blood that came from across the sea. Our identity is best understood from a maritime perspective. For the past 800 years, Ireland has been a haven for explorers, settlers, colonialists, navigators, pirates and traders absorbing goods […]

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1912 – The Titanic, the world’s largest ship built at Belfast’s Harland and Wolfe, hits an iceberg.

Just before midnight in the North Atlantic, the RMS Titanic fails to divert its course from an iceberg, ruptures its hull, and begins to sink. The Titanic was designed by the Irish shipbuilder William Pirrie and spanned 883 feet from stern to bow. Its hull was divided into 16 compartments that were presumed to be […]

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