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Winsor McCay's "Sinking of the Lusitania" is probably the first animation ever made. Twenty-five thousand hand painted drawings had to be individually photographed to create it. It is also the very first cinematic account of the sinking of the…

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Dr Fearghal McGarry from Queen's University Belfast discusses how Joseph Plunkett became involved with the 1916 Easter Rising.

To learn about the other signatories of the Proclamation, check out our playlist:…

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The Story of Frank Hill and the wonderful collection of PostCards depicting the life of a LightkeeperAs Told by Audrey Arthure, Frank's GranddaughterA Seafaring Family Francis Joseph Hill was born on 4th March 1878 at Ballydonegan, on the Beara…

The Irish National Anthem "Amhrán na bhFiann" was originally written in 1907, in English by Peadar Kearney for Cumann na nGaedheal: "A Soldier's Song". The music was composed by Patrick Heeney.

By 1912 it had gained sufficient popularity to be…

"My Grandfather Peter Heslin was stationed in Fort Elizabeth, my uncle as well, John Heslin. Both were in the Barracks. John went to Portugal, Peter went Peacekeeping in the Congo. Unfortunatelly he was shell-shocked and suffered a lot of trauma. …

"I used to come here when the Fort was derelict. Aidan Wrenne's Dad my neighbour, was stationed here. "

"I was stationed in Fort Camden during the years 1966, 1967 / 1968 for 2 weeks during the summers. We'd spend Wednesday nights in Collins' Barracks doing Practicals. We'd go on manoeuvres and stay in the billets here.

I remember coming back…
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