The 19th century is commonly referred to as the Age of Progress as Europe witnessed dynamic advancements in industry, technology and science. While Ireland did not experience an industrial revolution on a scale to that of Britain, which was at the height of its empire building at the time, it still made considerable advancements in […]
The known history of the postal service in the town of Carrick on Suir stretches back to the late 18th century with the opening of the first recorded post office in the town in 1799. It was located on Main Street in a building which is Mary Fashion’s today across from the New Bridge. Before […]
Japanese knotweed is currently one of the most widespread invasive species in Ireland.
It takes more than soil, water, and sunshine to make the world green. At least 30% of the world’s crops and 90% of all plants require cross-pollination to spread and thrive, and here in Ireland, bees are our most important pollinators. Unfortunately, bee populations here and around the world are in decline. Climate change causes […]