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Athlone: A strategic hub

Athlone: A strategic hub Creative commons image Credit: By leigh_east_photoman via Flickr under Creative Commons license
Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 19 Jul 2011
Stradling a river and two counties, Athlone's location has served it well in the past - but now the town has reached a metaphorical crossroads.

What was the Easter Rising?

What was the Easter Rising? Creative commons image Credit: Pammie 76 under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2009
How close did the Easter Rising come to achieving the aims of its leaders?

A reader's guide to The Secret Scripture

A reader's guide to The Secret Scripture Creative commons image Credit: Corrado Fizban Ignoti under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 May 2009
Can Roseanne McNulty be allowed to rejoin the community - and if not, what will happen to her when the hospital she calls home closes?

Debate: Irish Gaels and Scottish history

Debate: Irish Gaels and Scottish history Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jan 2009
Forum member Joe J wondered why a crucial element of Scottish history gets overlooked

Debate: The Irish Plantation

Debate: The Irish Plantation Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jan 2009
Forum member Jimbo wanted to verify some family history

Timewatch: Viking Voyage

Timewatch: Viking Voyage Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Dec 2007
On July 1st 2007, 61 men and women set off on an extraordinary voyage. Their goal - to sail the world's largest reconstructed Viking ship from...

Lenny's Britain - Mind The Gap

Lenny's Britain - Mind The Gap Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jun 2007
In the last of the series, Lenny criss-crosses Britain to discover how humour can draw boundaries between some communities - and how it can also...

Icelandic eruptions

Icelandic eruptions Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Dec 2006
A volcanic eruption in Iceland which started in 1783 may have had a direct effect on the UK and parts of Western Europe.

Wittgenstein

Wittgenstein Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2005
Jonathan Rée introduces the life and work of Ludwig Wittgenstein.