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#Hidden Ireland

# hidden-ireland - Friday 12 June, 2015

The best medieval statue in Ireland is 8ft tall and in a ruined church in Kilkenny...
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The best medieval statue in Ireland is 8ft tall and in a ruined church in Kilkenny...

Jun 12th 2015, 8:00 PM 28,054 Views 30 Comments

Want to explore Ireland’s history? Archaeologist Neil Jackman has two suggestions for you to visit in Kilkenny.

# hidden-ireland - Friday 15 May, 2015

"A place of sacrifice": Tour the stone circle that freaked out a 1930s psychic
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# Heritage Ireland

"A place of sacrifice": Tour the stone circle that freaked out a 1930s psychic

May 15th 2015, 8:15 PM 31,586 Views 25 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores one of the country’s finest stone circles and the quiet final resting place of a remarkable penal times priest.

# hidden-ireland - Friday 17 April, 2015

These mysterious caves in a Sligo hillside carry secrets from the Ice Age
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These mysterious caves in a Sligo hillside carry secrets from the Ice Age

Apr 17th 2015, 9:30 PM 39,025 Views 21 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores two of Ireland’s most intriguing ancient sites – the Caves of Keash and Dun Aonghasa.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Step from Ireland's pre-Famine past to life in the New World in the Sperrins
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Step from Ireland's pre-Famine past to life in the New World in the Sperrins

Apr 4th 2015, 9:15 AM 13,048 Views 9 Comments

Fancy stretching the legs over the Easter weekend? Archaeologist Neil Jackman has more suggestions for great historical sites to visit around the island of Ireland.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 21 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 21st 2015, 9:15 AM 26,061 Views 5 Comments

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

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 7 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 7th 2015, 9:30 AM 21,126 Views 25 Comments

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

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 21 February, 2015

This dramatic Derry clifftop estate was a magnet for high society
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# Heritage Ireland

This dramatic Derry clifftop estate was a magnet for high society

Feb 21st 2015, 9:15 AM 12,290 Views 12 Comments

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

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Ever heard of Darby's Bed? Diarmuid and Gráinne 'slept' here...
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# Heritage Ireland

Ever heard of Darby's Bed? Diarmuid and Gráinne 'slept' here...

Feb 7th 2015, 9:15 AM 19,562 Views 19 Comments

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.

# hidden-ireland - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Uncovering another Ireland... by cycling 1000kms along an old railway line
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# Hidden Ireland

Uncovering another Ireland... by cycling 1000kms along an old railway line

Jan 18th 2015, 9:15 AM 27,265 Views 19 Comments

Artist Pamela de Brí found lots of interesting people and places during her trip.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Five incredible things we discovered about Ireland's hidden history in the last year
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# Hidden Ireland

Five incredible things we discovered about Ireland's hidden history in the last year

Jan 3rd 2015, 10:15 AM 18,678 Views 6 Comments

Take some time out to read all about these pockets of Ireland’s past.

# hidden-ireland - Monday 27 October, 2014

Many Irish 'ghost stories' are untrue... except these ones
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# Spooky

Many Irish 'ghost stories' are untrue... except these ones

Oct 27th 2014, 9:15 AM 54,166 Views 46 Comments

And this man has written a book about them.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Heritage Ireland: This may be the most stunning location for a castle
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# Winter Is Coming

Heritage Ireland: This may be the most stunning location for a castle

Oct 18th 2014, 9:45 AM 19,238 Views 28 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman tours Dunluce Castle in Antrim, the ‘least-understood’ of the Boyne Valley tombs, and the wonderful Drumcliff in Sligo.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 4 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 4th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,468 Views 4 Comments

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…

# hidden-ireland - Sunday 21 September, 2014

What's being done about historic gravestones at the 'Cabbage Gardens' being vandalised?
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# Hidden Ireland

What's being done about historic gravestones at the 'Cabbage Gardens' being vandalised?

Sep 21st 2014, 11:15 AM 16,153 Views 30 Comments

The burial site is located in a park, but even CCTV hasn’t deterred people from vandalising them.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast
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# Hidden History

Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast

Sep 6th 2014, 9:15 AM 17,921 Views 8 Comments

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

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Where in Ireland was the 'Doll's House'?
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# Hidden History

Where in Ireland was the 'Doll's House'?

Aug 30th 2014, 9:45 AM 15,229 Views 14 Comments

It was immortalised in a Frank O’Connor story.

# hidden-ireland - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Here's how graves were protected from bodysnatchers in 1800s Cork...
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# Hidden Ireland

Here's how graves were protected from bodysnatchers in 1800s Cork...

Aug 17th 2014, 9:15 AM 32,525 Views 29 Comments

‘Bodysnatching grilles’ were not an uncommon sight.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Here's who worried about prostitutes, thieves and riots in Irish cinemas in 1910...
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# Hidden Ireland

Here's who worried about prostitutes, thieves and riots in Irish cinemas in 1910...

Aug 16th 2014, 5:30 PM 11,998 Views 9 Comments

Worries on the big screen.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 9 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 9th 2014, 9:45 AM 50,726 Views 14 Comments

Dunmore Cave has a chilling tale to tell visitors.

These handbags held the precious belongings of asylum patients
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# Hidden Ireland

These handbags held the precious belongings of asylum patients

Aug 9th 2014, 9:15 AM 22,729 Views 14 Comments

A new exhibition by artist Alan Counihan tells their story.

# hidden-ireland - Monday 4 August, 2014

The mysterious young doctor who captured Ireland in black and white
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# Hidden Ireland

The mysterious young doctor who captured Ireland in black and white

Aug 4th 2014, 7:00 PM 28,454 Views 9 Comments

John J Clarke loved taking photographs of the world around him – and luckily for us, 200 of his photos have been digitised.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 2 August, 2014

This Wexford man walked 10,000 miles through China in 1914 to find his family
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# Hidden Ireland

This Wexford man walked 10,000 miles through China in 1914 to find his family

Aug 2nd 2014, 9:15 AM 16,102 Views 25 Comments

Dr Hadden survived 2,000 people throwing “clods of earth” at him during one point in his journey…

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Digging Tlachtga: Discovering secrets from Ireland's past
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Digging Tlachtga: Discovering secrets from Ireland's past

Jun 14th 2014, 9:15 AM 11,823 Views 6 Comments

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

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 31 May, 2014

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

May 31st 2014, 9:15 AM 9,664 Views 7 Comments

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

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Heritage Ireland: Discovering the ancient Slí Mhór among the bluebells
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Heritage Ireland: Discovering the ancient Slí Mhór among the bluebells

May 3rd 2014, 9:45 AM 14,028 Views 12 Comments

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.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend
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# History

Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend

Apr 19th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,179 Views 13 Comments

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

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 5 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 5th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,364 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.

# hidden-ireland - Sunday 30 March, 2014

David Walsh has been to 503 islands off Ireland's coast. He's now written a book.
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# Hidden Ireland

David Walsh has been to 503 islands off Ireland's coast. He's now written a book.

Mar 30th 2014, 11:30 AM 23,777 Views 16 Comments

“The tide can be flooding past the rock so you only get one shot,” Walsh explains.

# hidden-ireland - 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 15,985 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.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 8 March, 2014

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

Mar 8th 2014, 9:15 AM 16,087 Views 41 Comments

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

# hidden-ireland - Sunday 12 January, 2014

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

Neil Jackman's guide to the historical gems of Waterford

Jan 12th 2014, 10:30 AM 11,892 Views 67 Comments

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

# hidden-ireland - 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 17,874 Views 18 Comments

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

# hidden-ireland - 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 16,442 Views 12 Comments

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

# hidden-ireland - 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 11,722 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.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Hidden Ireland: Ancient Ireland's secrets unveiled
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Hidden Ireland: Ancient Ireland's secrets unveiled

Nov 2nd 2013, 9:45 AM 22,142 Views 19 Comments

You’ll be inspired to take a trip to your local heritage site after reading this.

# hidden-ireland - 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 30,331 Views 41 Comments

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

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive
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Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive

Oct 19th 2013, 9:45 AM 13,674 Views 5 Comments

These top tips from National Library of Ireland’s conservation expert could help you hold onto family memories for longer.

# hidden-ireland - 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 18,365 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.

# hidden-ireland - Saturday 28 September, 2013

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

Sep 28th 2013, 9:15 AM 14,790 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.

# hidden-ireland - 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 24,723 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.

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