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Archaeology

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# archaeology - Sunday 20 July, 2014

The road to Petras: Why I gave up my job and became an archaeologist

In my mid twenties, I began to yearn for a change. A recurring voice at the back of my head kept whispering about the possibility of another path.

# archaeology - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Heritage Ireland: Who is this man with the frightfully fancy tomb?

Archaeologist Neil Jackman brings us on a round tower with a view and a fantastically flamboyant neo-gothic mansion.

# archaeology - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Digging Tlachtga: Discovering secrets from Ireland’s past

Archaeologist Neil Jackman with the final part of his three-part series on the momentous dig on the ancient site of Tlachtga in Meath.

# archaeology - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Digging Tlachtga: Getting into the trenches with Ireland’s past

Archaeologist Neil Jackman with part two of his three-part series on the momentous dig on the ancient site of Tlachtga in Meath.

# archaeology - Thursday 29 May, 2014

The famous standing stone on the Hill of Tara was vandalised last night Lia Fáil This post contains images

The famous standing stone on the Hill of Tara was vandalised last night

The criminal damage has been widely condemned today.

# archaeology - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Dig this: How we plan to get to heart of one of Ireland’s most mysterious sites

The first in a series of three articles which follows the discoveries being made at Tlachtga – one of Ireland’s most enigmatic archaeological sites.

# archaeology - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Kilkenny ‘heritage houses’ are not Medieval, but the council are still going to keep them

Two archaeological reports were carried out on the houses which are near a road development.

# archaeology - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Heritage Ireland: Discovering the ancient Slí Mhór among the bluebells

Archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us through an ancient roadway that traversed Ireland, a fine medieval priory and an intriguing hermit cell hidden in a church.

# archaeology - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man discovers ancient Chinese relic while peeing by the roadside Piss Easy

Man discovers ancient Chinese relic while peeing by the roadside

But peeing outside is STILL rude, OK?

# archaeology - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend

Lovely Doneraile Park, ancient Derrynaflan and iconic Clonmacnoise – archaeologist Neil Jackman guides you through these magical sites.

# archaeology - Friday 18 April, 2014

Houses to be knocked – because they’re not medieval

Experts found that the front and rear walls of the two houses date mostly from 1881 and 1908, with no evidence they date to medieval times.

# archaeology - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Hidden Ireland: Where was St Brigid’s firehouse and why did the flame go out?

This week, archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us through a mysterious and massive Bronze Age complex in Tyrone and medieval treasures in Kildare and Kilkenny.

# archaeology - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Hidden Ireland: Were these giant tombs a big show of oneupmanship?

This week, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Tipperary, Kerry and the Dublin mountains.

# archaeology - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland

Archaeologist Neil Jackman takes us on a guided tour of the treasures of one of Ireland’s most important historical hotspots.

# archaeology - Monday 3 March, 2014

Heavy rains cause wall and arch collapse in Pompeii

Deterioration in state of ancient Roman site described as “dramatic”.

# archaeology - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Storm damages 350-year-old fort on Valentia Island

A Cromwellian Fort was damaged in recent storms on the island, with a large section of wall collapsing.

# archaeology - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Dine like the Romans? Then try some giraffe legs and sea urchins…

We don’t think it will be the new Atkins.

# archaeology - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Mexican archaeologists find Aztec dog skull displayed like a human sacrifice

The dog skull looks like it was displayed on a skull rack usually reserved for the severed heads of captured warriors from rival groups.

# archaeology - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen’s Day walk

Archaeologist Neil Jackman picks fascinating sites nationwide for a stroll today.

# archaeology - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Here’s a museum that tells blind visitors: Please touch!

Blind and visually impaired visitors are encouraged to get up close to items during their special tours.

# archaeology - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Glorious: See Glendalough in all its autumnal technicolour

This week, Neil Jackman captures the Wicklow site at a point when its beauty is matched only by its archaeological significance.

# archaeology - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Ready to meet Ireland’s very first farmers?

This week, archaeologist Neil Jackman is awed by the Neolithic treasures of Lough Gur, as well as a stunning Kerry fort complex and a Galway medieval cathedral.

# archaeology - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn

Archaeologist Neil Jackman leads us through a mystical stone circle in Donegal, an abbey with a bloody past in Mayo and a medieval village in Cork.

# archaeology - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’

A local group has opposed the plans for a new roadway at the site, claiming that medieval remains should be protected.

# archaeology - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Have you seen this ancient carving of a hurley and sliotar?

For the All-Ireland hurling replay day that’s in it, check out that historic gem (in Donegal!) and others in Tipperary and Tyrone as part of Neil Jackman’s bi-weekly series.

# archaeology - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley

Highest waterfalls, venerable mansions, ancient tombs, rare bog flora, proud forts of lost chieftains. Head to Co Derry if all that tickles your fancy.

# archaeology - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It’s Heritage Week

Free events around the country have been introducing every age to the hidden treasures in their locality.

# archaeology - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Drones not just for spying – they spot ancient ruins too

The spy craft are not just being used in war and military surveillance – in Peru, they are studying ancient ruins.

# archaeology - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Heritage Week and the treasures of Waterford

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman focuses on the historical gems of Waterford – and what you can see in Heritage Week, kicking off today!

# archaeology - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three fascinating places to visit this weekend in Wexford, Galway and Meath.

# archaeology - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Illegal treasure-hunters targeted by metal detector guidelines

Metal detector users are being warned by Government that they may not be aware their actions are illegal.

# archaeology - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Spanish dig seeks prehistoric ancestors of Europeans

Site at caves of Atapuerca has been yielding secrets about evolution of mankind.

# archaeology - Friday 19 July, 2013

Archaeologists find ancient fish trap at Dublin quays site

The item – found at Diageo construction site on Victoria Quay – is believed to date back to the mesolithic age.

# archaeology - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Free history lectures to shed light on Ireland’s past

The initiative was launched by Minister Jimmy Deenihan last night.

# archaeology - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Carlow, Tipperary and Meath.

# archaeology - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Laser technology reveals ancient city under Cambodian earth

Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temples.

# archaeology - Monday 10 June, 2013

Column: Proposed road through Kilkenny shows the lack of value placed on heritage

Building a central access road in the heart of historic Kilkenny while simultaneously trying to encourage tourism based on the city’s architectural heritage makes no sense, writes Geni Murphy.

# archaeology - Saturday 8 June, 2013

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman shines a spotlight on a town chock-full of interesting sites for you to visit this weekend.

# archaeology - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Going for gold: 400 year-old coins go on display at National Museum

Eighty one gold coins belonging to a seventeenth century merchant have gone on display at the National Museum of Ireland. Very little chocolate is said to be inside them.

# archaeology - Monday 13 May, 2013

Ancient log boat found on banks of River Boyne

The find was made by members of the Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service as they cleaned up the river.

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