Monthly Archives: June 2015

High society on Kildare Street

This year marks the two hundredth anniversary of the purchase by the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) of a large, palatial building in the centre of Dublin. The society’s mission was to improve the wretched conditions of the people. It used … Continue reading

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The green fields of orange

History leaves confusing signals in its trail, even for its earnest pupils. Visitors who arrive on this island at this time of year will hear a lot about Northern Ireland’s marching season, but perhaps wonder why the Orange Order commemorates … Continue reading

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