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Cursing Stones, the mysterious altar for revenge in Ireland

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Cursing stones have been used to exact revenge throughout Ireland for centuries. CHRIS RUSH takes a closer look.

Murder and Martyrdom, 7 Saints and Sinners of Ireland

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ANN MASSEY O'REGAN celebrates St Patrick's Day by selecting seven of the best and worst historical figures Ireland has to offer

Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen of Ireland

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ANN MASSEY O’REGAN explains why being Ireland’s most feared and successful pirate was not a job for the faint hearted – or a man

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England’s 5 Most Lethal Hangmen

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Hangmen dished out the ultimate punishment for centuries in England, CHRISTINE MILLER profiles that most prolific