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The Founder of Old Moore’s Almanac Appears in Old Irish Folklore

Old Moore’s Almanac is a very important part of Irish history, and hopefully always will be. The folkloric story below has been reprinted from the Comet newspaper (dated around 1833).

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Fake News is as Old as the U.S.A Itself

Scandals involving fake news have clogged up our newsfeeds for months. But it is not a new phenomenon by any stretch of the imagination. By Nicole Buckler For those of

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Where Did the Story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Come From?

Now this is a story you can tell at Christmas! It is amazing just how many of our Christmas traditions are actually quite recent! Just 70 years ago, the Montgomery

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Why Did the Vikings Keep on Attacking Irish Monks?

The 8th Century Viking hit-and-run raids on monastic communities such as Iona are now the stuff of legends. The Vikings were getting rather cocky by this stage: they experienced a

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The Horribly Misleading (And Dangerous) Advertising of 1916

How humans have got this far without all collectively dropping dead is a miracle. By Nicole Buckler Every now and again, we look through our back issues (we have them