April 3, 2022

Burning the Big House looks like a really interesting exhibition at the Irish Architectural Archive in Dublin (45 Merrion Square). We haven't had a chance to see it yet but hope to soon. Their very striking poster is featured above and the exhibition runs in Dublin until 29 April when it will move to Maynooth University and will then tour various locations around the country. There is an associated online lecture series - find out more here.

The Wartime NI website now has a series of podcasts - including a fascinating one on the Women of the Belfast Blitz, the anniversary of which falls on 7 April.

Abarta Heritage are doing a weekly newsletter called Monument Monday, featuring a different heritage site each week. This week it was Kells Priory in Kilkenny, one of the most impressive medieval monasteries in Ireland. You can sign up via their website here and there is lots of other fascinating content there too.

Finally, the Dictionary of Irish Biography has recently added 36 new entries including some really intriguing figures - Val Doonican, Maureen O'Hara and Jackie Healey-Rae (what a combination) - you can read them all here.