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Saturday 5 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 5th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,378 Views 8 Comments

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

Saturday 22 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:15 AM 16,047 Views 32 Comments

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

Saturday 8 March, 2014

Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland
# Boyne Valley
# Boyne Valley

Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland

Mar 8th 2014, 9:15 AM 16,106 Views 41 Comments

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

Sunday 12 January, 2014

Neil Jackman's guide to the historical gems of Waterford
# Waterford 1100
# Waterford 1100

Neil Jackman's guide to the historical gems of Waterford

Jan 12th 2014, 10:30 AM 11,912 Views 67 Comments

That’s 1100 years of history in the making, you know.

Thursday 26 December, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen's Day walk
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# Walk It Off

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

Dec 26th 2013, 9:15 AM 17,882 Views 18 Comments

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

Saturday 23 November, 2013

Glorious: See Glendalough in all its autumnal technicolour
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# Heritage Ireland

Glorious: See Glendalough in all its autumnal technicolour

Nov 23rd 2013, 9:45 AM 16,451 Views 12 Comments

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

Saturday 9 November, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Ready to meet Ireland's very first farmers?
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# Heritage

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

Nov 9th 2013, 9:45 AM 11,746 Views 9 Comments

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.

Saturday 26 October, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Step into the site where Halloween began
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# Spooky Sites

Hidden Ireland: Step into the site where Halloween began

Oct 26th 2013, 9:45 AM 30,359 Views 41 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman steers us around some spooky ancient Samhain spots in Roscommon, Dublin, Meath and Wexford. Hold us.

Saturday 12 October, 2013

Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn
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# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn

Oct 12th 2013, 9:45 AM 18,403 Views 48 Comments

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.

Saturday 28 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 28th 2013, 9:15 AM 14,830 Views 26 Comments

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.

Saturday 14 September, 2013

Hidden Ireland: The passage tomb that predates Newgrange by 700 years
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# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: The passage tomb that predates Newgrange by 700 years

Sep 14th 2013, 9:15 AM 24,780 Views 25 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three fascinating places to visit this weekend in Sligo, Kildare and Fermanagh.

Saturday 31 August, 2013

Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley
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# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley

Aug 31st 2013, 9:45 AM 13,230 Views 17 Comments

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

Saturday 17 August, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Heritage Week and the treasures of Waterford
# Heritage Week
# Heritage Week

Hidden Ireland: Heritage Week and the treasures of Waterford

Aug 17th 2013, 9:15 AM 8,676 Views 27 Comments

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!

Saturday 3 August, 2013

Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey
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# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey

Aug 3rd 2013, 9:15 AM 13,445 Views 27 Comments

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

Saturday 20 July, 2013

Hidden Ireland: The mystery of the 5,000-year-old empty tomb on top of a Wicklow mountain
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# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: The mystery of the 5,000-year-old empty tomb on top of a Wicklow mountain

Jul 20th 2013, 9:15 AM 37,222 Views 35 Comments

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

Saturday 6 July, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams
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# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams

Jul 6th 2013, 9:15 AM 11,886 Views 15 Comments

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.

Saturday 22 June, 2013

Hidden Ireland: A deserted medieval town, Ireland's Alcatraz, and a round tower
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Hidden Ireland: A deserted medieval town, Ireland's Alcatraz, and a round tower

Jun 22nd 2013, 9:15 AM 33,984 Views 24 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at 3 off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Roscommon, Cork and Laois.

Saturday 8 June, 2013

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth

Jun 8th 2013, 9:15 AM 14,510 Views 18 Comments

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.

Saturday 25 May, 2013

Time on your hands this weekend? Here's 3 off-the-beaten-track places to visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Time on your hands this weekend? Here's 3 off-the-beaten-track places to visit

May 25th 2013, 9:15 AM 14,830 Views 18 Comments

The weather is (finally) getting better so why not go explore one of Ireland’s many historic sites? Here’s three more to visit in Meath, Cork and Sligo.

Saturday 11 May, 2013

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

May 11th 2013, 12:00 PM 28,897 Views 55 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests four more heritage sites to visit in Offaly, Roscommon, Meath and Tipperary.

Saturday 4 May, 2013

Ever wondered where medieval Dubliners went for a pint?
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Ever wondered where medieval Dubliners went for a pint?

May 4th 2013, 9:45 AM 25,031 Views 40 Comments

A bloody massacre at a picnic in Ranelagh, mass graves of Black Death victims in Dublin 8: this and more in our illustrated guide of Viking and medieval Dublin.

Saturday 27 April, 2013

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

Apr 27th 2013, 9:45 AM 28,226 Views 27 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests four (free) heritage sites to visit in Cork, Galway, Louth and Laois.

Saturday 13 April, 2013

3 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

3 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

Apr 13th 2013, 11:30 AM 28,594 Views 26 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests three (free) heritage sites to visit in Waterford, Cork and Kildare.

Saturday 30 March, 2013

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

Mar 30th 2013, 9:45 AM 20,000 Views 27 Comments

There is no entry fee to any of these sites in Kilkenny, Mayo, Wicklow and Meath – so what are you waiting for?

Saturday 16 March, 2013

4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology

Mar 16th 2013, 9:45 AM 17,678 Views 17 Comments

Follow in the footsteps of St Patrick this weekend… or at least to the places he’s reputed to have visited for special events.

Sunday 3 March, 2013

3 more off-the-beaten track places you really should visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

3 more off-the-beaten track places you really should visit

Mar 3rd 2013, 9:45 AM 28,980 Views 42 Comments

There is no entry fee to any of these sites in Westmeath, Mayo and Wexford – so what are you waiting for?

Saturday 16 February, 2013

5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit

Feb 16th 2013, 9:15 AM 91,958 Views 125 Comments

There is no entry fee to any of these sites – so what are you waiting for?

Friday 21 December, 2012

Top 5 heritage Irish sites to escape the apocalypse*
# Hidey Holes
# Hidey Holes

Top 5 heritage Irish sites to escape the apocalypse*

Dec 21st 2012, 6:45 AM 11,687 Views 18 Comments

*If you are reading this, it probably hasn’t happened so far this morning.