Irish History and Family History
Irish Newspaper Archive
Good News ! We have been given a free trail of the Irish Newspaper Archive at www.irishnewsarchive.com This free trial is for about 4 months from August 2011.
This photo is by Sir Benjamin Stone, probably from 1899. The harp is in Trinity College Dublin. For a long time it was rumoured to be the harp of Brian Boru, an Irish king and hero from around 1000 AD; the label on the Stone photo says this. However, it is now thought to date from the fifteenth century. It is the harp which appears on Irish coins.