Title

Why Does Ireland Have a Problem Preserving the Past?

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Other

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

6.1 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY, History

Publication Details

RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Tuesday, 3 Nov 2020 09:40

Abstract

An awareness of the past is crucial in order to have a critical outlook on the present and, indeed, the future. Buildings and archives are material forms of heritage that have endured and are physical gateways to the past, allowing us to gain more informed interpretations of our history. However, their survival is often vulnerable to man-made disruption and Ireland has demonstrated a shameful tradition of eradicating its tangible past.


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