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#Archaeology

# archaeology - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

A Spanish Armada cannonball just showed up on an Irish beach

A Spanish Armada cannonball just showed up on an Irish beach

Bit more interesting than crushed up cans of Dutch Gold anyway.

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# archaeology - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Archaeology has had an amazing month: Here are 7 of the most exciting discoveries

The corner of a lost civilisation, a secret fortress and a 250-year-old pretzel.

# archaeology - Saturday 21 March, 2015

See the house built by Clonmel schoolmasters to show off their love of history

The Careys had a round tower, a medieval Norman-style hall and Gothic and Romanesque arches in their palatial 19th century pad.

# archaeology - Monday 16 March, 2015

(Saint) Patrick – The Bits They Left Out

Documents and archaeological evidence paint a picture of the man behind the legend.

# archaeology - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Did you ever climb 121 steps up through Irish history? You should

St Canice’s Cathedral – and its fantastically-preserved round tower – is a jewel in the centre of medieval Kilkenny.

# archaeology - Saturday 21 February, 2015

This dramatic Derry clifftop estate was a magnet for high society

Archaeologist Neil Jackman finds medieval magic in Limerick and a splendid demesne in Derry.

# archaeology - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Ever heard of Darby’s Bed? Diarmuid and Gráinne ‘slept’ here…

Discover this magical ancient site in Co Limerick, and a monastic complex that saved locals from slaughter in Kilkenny as Neil Jackman’s Heritage Ireland returns.

# archaeology - Thursday 29 January, 2015

The cave where western humans got it on for the first time…

Scientists seems to think they’ve found the place.

# archaeology - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

It seems that the Celtic Tiger was good for something…

Archaeology. It was good for archaeology.

# archaeology - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ancient Waterford site reveals Vikings moved from raiding to trading

New publication and guide uncover the 9th century power of a settlement at Woodstown on the River Suir.

# archaeology - Friday 31 October, 2014

Do you know anything about Ireland’s secret War of Independence caves?

An archaeologist in Sligo has identified 35 used to hide people and ammunitions and needs your help to find more.

# archaeology - Monday 6 October, 2014

No evidence of graves found at new Children’s Hospital site

The Development Board for the new hospital confirmed that a study has found “no evidence of a grave or any other features of archaeological significance”.

# archaeology - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Heritage Ireland: A born fighter, bloody battles and the castle at the heart of it

Archaeologist Neil Jackman criss-crosses the country to bring you a massive cairn in Sligo, a castle in Antrim with a bloody past, and a dolmen with an interesting supersition…

# archaeology - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Heritage Ireland: The church at the crossroads of Dublin’s ancient past

St Audoen’s in Dublin city centre stands by the most ancient road into Dublin. (And learn, too, about where the monks from Skellig Michael fled from their lonely rock in the sea.)

# archaeology - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Here’s the ancient bog body discovered in Co Meath

Part of a leg and foot were discovered by Bord na Mona workers.

Danish archaeologists uncover ringed Viking fortress for first time in 60 years

The fortress was a genuine military facility and was probably the scene of fighting as well.

# archaeology - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast

Archaeologist Neil Jackman transports us to another batch of wonderful Irish historical gems in Sligo, Dublin – and that incredible southerly Copper Coast.

# archaeology - Sunday 24 August, 2014

The Trinity Skeletons: The archaeological quest to find out who they were

Medieval human remains found in Dublin city centre have thrown up many questions for archaeologists.

# archaeology - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Heritage Week: Here’s how to kick off your weekend

In this special edition of our Heritage Ireland series, Neil Jackman takes his pick of Heritage Week events and fun…

# archaeology - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Multiple human remains found outside Trinity College

The remains were found during Luas works in mid-July.

Kilkenny ‘pop-up’ museum lets you uncover Ireland’s past

The project will run in the Parade in Kilkenny city today.

# archaeology - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1,000 people

Dunmore Cave has a chilling tale to tell visitors.

The mystery of the 6,500-year-old skeleton found in a museum basement

The skeleton, nicknamed Noah, is believed to be of a muscular man who was at least 5’8″ tall.

# archaeology - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world

Let archaeologist Neil Jackman lead you through the amazing past and present of Hook Lighthouse as well as trips to a major ancient monastery and Georgian splendour.

# 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”.

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