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THE LOCK HOSPITAL – KEEPING DUBLIN’S DIRTY SECRETS

Dublin had a terrible problem with sexual disease from the 1790s and onwards. And it was the Lock Hospital that struggled to help people. The Westmoreland Lock Hospital for Incurables

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STOLEN TREASURE: THE COGGALBEG HOARD

The journey these valuables have taken to get into our museum is utterly remarkable.    This story begins in March 1945 when a Roscommon farmer, Mr Hubert Lannon, was cutting

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THE BRAZEN HEAD – A SECRET HISTORY

  It is the oldest Tavern in Ireland and maybe Europe. And here’s what you need to know about it.   The Brazen Head on Dublin’s Bridge Street is a

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THE LIMBLESS LANDLORD

  Arthur MacMurrough Kavanagh was a fascinating figure in Irish history. He was a 19th century Landlord who was born with no legs or arms, but this didn’t hold him

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THE DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT, DUBLIN, 1681

  It is mind-boggling to think that an elephant lived in Dublin over 330 years ago. As you can imagine, it was probably a tortured soul. Colm Moriarty tells us