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The Upcoming Inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)

“The Grand Egyptian Museum is the most important cultural project in the world in the twenty-first century. It will be the greatest and largest museum in the world, and the interior design and display of...

Irish Female Artists You Should Know

Ireland has a rich creative history. From literature to theatre, from music to art, Ireland’s innovative and imaginative output has had a major impact on the world. Art, in particular, is one of the Emerald...

Charlotte Riddell: The Queen of Ghost Stories

Christened Charlotte Eliza Lawson Cowan and known as Mrs J. H. Riddell in her later years, Charlotte Riddell (30th September 1832 – 24th September 1906) was a Victorian-era writer born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. Publishing...

The Extraordinary Irish Giant: Charles Byrne

    Gigantism, or giantism, is a rare medical condition characterised by excessive height and growth significantly above average human height. While the average human male is 1.7m tall, those suffering from gigantism tend to average between...

Chetham’s Library: Britain’s Oldest Free Public Reference Library

Chetham’s Library, in the heart of Manchester’s Medieval Quarter, is the oldest free public reference library in the United Kingdom. A former hospital, it is a beautiful sandstone building dating from 1421, originally built to...

Best Irish Literature: Authors Who Shaped the Island

The island of Ireland has had an assortment of nicknames over the years. From the Emerald Isle to the Land of Saints and Scholars, there is one thing that has become synonymous with the latter...

Sir Ernest Shackleton: The Great Irish Antarctic Explorer

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874 – 1922) was an Irish explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic over one hundred years ago. He is one of the most important figures in the Heroic...

Irish Born Actresses of the Silent Cinema

  Silent Cinema was the earliest era of cinema, lasting approximately from 1895 - with early experimentations from French scientist, physiologist and chronophotographer Étienne-Jules Marey to Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope, from French artist and inventor Louis Le...

Celtic Mythology on TV: American Gods’ Mad Sweeney

American Gods is a fantasy-drama television series based on British author Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name, published in 2001. Its premise is unique. The show opens with Shadow Moon, the protagonist, who is told...

Best Online Museums: No Need To Fly

Travel sometimes isn’t an option, but that doesn’t mean culture cannot be absorbed through different methods. Some of the best online museums feature online museum tours to experience from the comfort of home. With incredible...

Best Egyptian Destinations in 2020

The New Year is upon us and Egypt has been on every list of the best destinations in 2020. The country offers a multitude of activities and destinations from stunning beaches to historical sites, from...

Belfast History: The Origins of a City

Belfast or, in Irish, Béal Feirste means “river mouth of the sandbanks”. It is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, and the second largest on the island of Ireland. By population, it is...