NED KELLY AND BILLY THE KID: FOLK HEROES OR VILLAINS?

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NED KELLY AND BILLY THE KID: FOLK HEROES OR VILLAINS?

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Part two of the Irish Independent supplement is out today 24/2/2017.  Read Jerome Devitt and Antonia Hart’s perspectives on Ned Kelly and Billy The Kid:    

The Irish made lives in all parts

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The Irish made
lives in all parts

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Pushed and pulled, emigration from Ireland has been the historic norm, with many seeking fortunes abroad, writes Mike Cronin

A woman ahead of his time

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Margaret Bulkley:
A Woman ahead of his time

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The extraordinary Margaret Bulkley lived most of her life as a male surgeon who rose to the top of the British medical establishment, writes Patrick Kelleher

How do we define the Irish Diaspora?

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How do we define
the Irish Diaspora?

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As many as 70 million people around the world claim a connection to Irish identity, more than 10 times the current population of the island. So how do we define what it is to be Irish?

One island, millions of stories

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One Island,
Millions of stories

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Today in the Irish Independent see’s the release of our special magazine that charts the amazing story of Irish emigration. In this extract from part one, Patrick Fitzgerald and Brian Lambkin write about how the Irish Diaspora were often very well prepared for lives at their final destinations.

An alternative love story – Christian Cavanagh

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An alternative love story -
Christian Cavanagh

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The story of Christian Cavanagh is one of love, deception and (mis)adventure, and like all good love stories it contains plenty of drama, a disappearance, adultery and a female soldier masquerading as a man in order to find her husband.

Conor O’Shea

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Conor O'Shea
Irish Caesar in Italy

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As the 6 Nations enters its second weekend we take a closer look at Conor O’Shea, one of Ireland’s first professional rugby players and current coach of Ireland’s opponents today, Italy.

Jack Kyle – Ireland’s Greatest

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Jack Kyle
Ireland's Greatest

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Jack Kyle is remembered as a legend of Irish and World Rugby, but it’s perhaps his achievements away from rugby that he should be remembered for.

Annie Moore – First in line for America

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Annie Moore:
First in line for America

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The true story of Annie Moore, the first person processed through Ellis Island, 125 years ago today.

St. Nicholas & Jerpoint Abbey

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St Nicholas &
Jerpoint Abbey

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Jerpoint Abbey in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny was once a major town in Ireland. But how exactly did the remains of Saint Nicholas, a forerunner to Santa Claus & a 4th century nobleman from Patara in Turkey, come to rest in southeast Ireland?

The American Civil War & The Irish Brigade

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The American Civil War
and The Irish Brigade

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The American Civil War was a defining moment in American history but as many may not be aware, it was also a defining moment in Irish history too. Over 200,000 Irish men and women served in the war, on both sides.

Sir Francis Beaufort

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Francis Beaufort
Blowin' by the Wind

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How did Francis Beaufort, a man from landlocked Navan, go on to become the world’s foremost hydrographer?

Burke and Hare

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Burke & Hare and
the West Port Murders

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The story of William Burke and William Hare, two Irish emigrants living in Edinburgh, who were found guilty of murder and believed to have killed as many as 16 people. 

The Irish Whales: The First Olympic Superstars

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The Irish Whales
The first Olympic Superstars

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The story of how a group of Irish emigrants living in New York became the first global superstars of the Olympics Games.

Saint Cillian’s Day & the Kiliani-Volksfest

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Saint Cillian’s Day &
the Kiliani-Volksfest

St Cillian

Saint Cillian’s Day & the Kiliani-Volksfest

The Battle of the Somme & The Tyneside Irish Brigade

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The Battle of the Somme &
The Tyneside Irish Brigade

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Remembering the Tyneside Irish Brigade, a ‘pals battalion’ consisting of Irishmen living in Newcastle, England.

The Wake by Tom Murphy – Abbey Theatre

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The Wake at the
Abbey Theatre

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SPECIAL OFFER – Book a ticket for EPIC Ireland, Ireland’s new visitor museum together with a ticket for The Wake by Tom Murphy for just €40

On Leaving by David Monahan

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On Leaving by
David Monahan

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The first Dublin showing of the award winning publication ‘ON LEAVING’

Deirdre Gogarty – My Call to the Ring

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Deirdre Gogarty's -
Call to the Ring

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Deirdre Gogarty’s fight to get to the ring.

Annie Besant – A Social Reformer

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Annie Besant -
A Social Reformer

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How the daughter of Irish Famine refugees played a part in India’s drive for independence.

Mari Steed – Exposing Ireland’s Darker Past

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Mari Steed - Exposing
Ireland’s Darker Past

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Mari Steed’s story to trace her Irish roots is unfortunately all too familiar.

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