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James Dickson: The second youngest MP since the Great Reform Act

James Dickson: The second youngest MP since the Great Reform Act Copyrighted image Credit: Susanaaraujo | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 11 May 2015
The story of the youngest MP elected between The Great Reform Act and 2015 is a twisty one of parental wrongdoing and self-sacrifice.

Whizzing in all directions: A history of cycling in Ireland

Whizzing in all directions: A history of cycling in Ireland Copyright free image Credit: via Wikimedia Commons
Updated 29 Apr 2014
The Giro D'Italia's Big Start in Ireland is a fitting event for a place always quick to adopt the latest cycling trends.

Upper Buckingham Street, Dublin, Ireland: from speculative landowners to multi-tenanted tenements

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Upper Buckingham Street, Dublin, Ireland: from speculative landowners to multi-tenanted tenements Copyrighted image Credit: G&T Crampton Limited Archive
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 08 Jul 2012
The story of Upper Buckingham Street, from its initial layout in 1788 to the present day, reflects the ups and downs of Dublin city and its people.

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...

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The Arts Past and Present: Ireland

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The Arts Past and Present: Ireland Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 09 Feb 2010
Do we use our buildings to declare who we are? How far does our heritage influence our collective identity? This insightful album reveals Ireland's...

Rocks in the field

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Rocks in the field Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 07 Aug 2009
Geology is the scientific study of the Earth, its origin, structure, processes and composition. This album features The Open University's Glynda...

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BA (Honours) Youth Work

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Duration 3600 hours Updated 26 May 2015
There are few things more important or rewarding than making a positive difference to the lives of young people. This degree will help you develop...