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As the country’s longest running magazine, Ireland’s Own has weathered many recessions and withstood turbulent changes to the media landscape, and has even seen an increase in readership since the Covid-19 pandemic. But why has the magazine’s popularity endured when others haven’t?
In 1805, the scale of wind force – which is still in use today – was developed on board the HMS Woolwich by its Irish-born Commander Francis Beaufort. Read the full story.
Padraic Colum was a key figure in the Irish literary revival, but he also played a role in preserving Hawaiian folklore. So how did a writer fascinated with life in Ireland’s Midlands end up recording local legends on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? Read the full story.
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