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    Galway - History on a Postcard

    Galway - History on a Postcard

    This week back in 1869, the Austro-Hungarian postal authorities introduced a new and cheaper way of sending messages – a plain postcard. It was an immediate success and other countries quickly followed suit. These cards got fancier and more decorative until the arrival of picture postcards which have long since been popular collectors’ items. Market Square Tuam c 1903 One long time collector is Paul Duffy and his book, Galway: History on a Postcard illustrates aspects of that county’s history between 1890 and 1930. The book contains a selection from the 3,500 postcards which Paul collected over the last 40 years – ...
    Baldoyle Archaeological Dig

    Baldoyle Archaeological Dig

    Evidence of life in Medieval times has been unearthed by archaeologists in the North Dublin suburb of Baldoyle. The unusual thing about this excavation is that it’s taking place in the grounds of a housing estate. And to be more specific – one of the dig sites is actually located in the garden belonging to the mother of archaeologist Paul Duffy. Moated Site Paul Duffy from Grassroots Archaeology discussed his work, his finds and what they’re still looking for along with Terry Barry, associate professor of Medieval History with Trinity College Dublin.  (from left to right) Tertiary flint flake, split ...
    The History Show Sunday 6 October 2013

    The History Show Sunday 6 October 2013

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email:


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