David Trimble and John Hume

David Trimble, one of the architects of the Good Friday Agreement, has died

Trimble's family confirmed his passing in a statement via the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) on Monday, July 25: “It is with great sadness that the family of Lord Trimble announce that he passed away peacefully earlier today following a short illness.”

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Photograph of the first woman graduates at the Michaelmas Commencements of 1906

Celebrating 100 Years of Trinity Woman Graduates

In this year of Ireland’s centenary celebrations, Trinity College Dublin’s latest exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the alumni association for Trinity Women graduates. 

Entitled ‘If a female had once passed the gate … ’: Trinity Women Graduates Centenary Exhibition 1922-2022, the exhibition is now on display in the Long Room. It is also available as an online exhibition on the Trinity Library website and on Google Cultural Institute.

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Castle Leslie, Glaslough

Monaghan launches 5-year plan to boost tourism

Sinéad Hussey - RT News - 02 June 2022:  Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin has said that a major plan to drive the development of tourism across Monaghan is another opportunity to build on regional tourism.  Fáilte Ireland and Monaghan County Council have come together to launch a five-year tourism development plan for the county.  

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Fenian attack in Canada

The Irish Fenian invasion of Canada began 156 years ago today

Dan Murphy – Irish Central – 01 Jun 2022:  On June 1, 1866, the Irish Fenian raid of Canada launched. A three-pronged invasion with the goal of capturing Quebec and making it the seat of the Irish Republic-in-exile.

In the sleepy town of Ridgeway, Ontario there stands an unobtrusive stone memorial cairn, a reminder of a defining moment in the Canadian Confederation and a political hot potato that sparked tensions between the governments of the United States and Britain.

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amazing find in County Meath

13th Century Cistercian ruins found in Co. Meath

Irish Central  01 Jun 2022:  A Co. Meath farmer had a hunch that there was something special about the land his family has worked for over 200 years.  He was right:  archaeologist have confirmed that it is the remains of a 13th century Cistercian monks' settlement, likley unique to Ireland.  

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