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Some 76 medical graduates from University College Cork answered the call of duty during World War 2. Their remarkable stories of sacrifice, bravery and resilience on the frontlines have never before been told.
Dublin’s Frank Stoker excelled in tennis and rugby. We relive his sporting achievements and explore his link with Bram Stoker of Dracula fame, as well as his life as a dental surgeon and family man.
Askeaton Friary was founded by the Earl of Desmond for the Franciscans. Read how the abbey and its friars suffered great hardships during the Desmond Rebellion and Cromwellian Invasion but endured.
Michael Collins’ mother was Mary Anne O’Brien, born in August 1852 at Sam’s Cross, near Clonakilty in West Cork. The O’Briens were Catholic tenant farmers who lived in a small cottage, still standing today.
We explore the documentary, archaeological and folkloric evidence relating to the Irish early medieval female saint Gobnait and take a look at the popular pilgrimage dedicated to her in Ballyvourney.
Could Church Island on Lough Gill have inspired W.B. Yeats’ most famous poem? We explore the region’s geography and look at other romantic literary references to this place.
In the medieval period, an ecclesiastical site was founded on Church Island, the largest island on Lough Gill, Co. Sligo. The island preserves the ruins of a late medieval church, a cemetery and a reliquary structure.
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