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#medieval

# medieval - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Maps show distribution of wealth in 14th-century Ireland

They suggest a more complex Gaelic economy than often believed.

# medieval - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Column: How has a major medieval abbey in the centre of Dublin been forgotten?

The Abbey of St Thomas the Martyr was founded in 1177, under the orders of King Henry II, writes Dr Ruth Johnson.

# medieval - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Why was this medieval Roscommon village abandoned centuries ago?

Heritage Week kicks off today, and a talk in Kilkenny on the abandoned medieval village of Rindoon is just one great example of what’s on.

# medieval - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires

Several sites around Ireland are being ‘adopted’ by their local communities.

# medieval - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Four medieval skeletons have been found in Kilkenny

They were all found at a new museum in the city.

# medieval - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

A Welsh town has just appointed its first resident jester in 700 years

Job requirements: Juggling daggers blindfolded, balancing a sword on your chin and making a gold coin disappear.

# medieval - 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.

# medieval - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Why are people protesting against a bridge being built in Kilkenny?

The protests have been going on for five weeks.

# medieval - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Multiple human remains found outside Trinity College

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

# medieval - Saturday 28 June, 2014

These medieval Irish manuscripts are to be made public for the first time

TCD received the funding for the special preservation work from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

# medieval - Friday 16 May, 2014

Are these Kilkenny buildings Medieval, Renaissance or just kind of old? No one seems to agree

They won’t be demolished but An Taisce want a national monument on the site.

# medieval - 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.

# medieval - 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.

# medieval - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Column: What was Christmas food like in medieval Ireland?

Pottage, cheap pies and lethal take-aways; medieval spreads weren’t too appetising for commoners, writes Fin Dwyer.

# medieval - 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.

# medieval - 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.

# medieval - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Tonight's Evening Fix... now with added thumbs up (and down)

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# medieval - Saturday 1 December, 2012

‘Baby boxes’: what they are, and why the UN wants them banned Society This post contains images

‘Baby boxes’: what they are, and why the UN wants them banned

Revival of medieval ‘foundling’ boxes in which abandoned babies were placed send “bad message to society”.

# medieval - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Bones found at English car park may belong to medieval king

Remember Richard III? From the Shakespeare play? Archaeologists think they’ve found his skeleton…

# medieval - Monday 27 August, 2012

Medieval church deterioration accelerated by ivy - and Ireland's bad weather

Survey of Co Clare’s medieval churches finds differences in building materials and techniques across the county.

# medieval - Friday 11 May, 2012

Pics: Medieval documents damaged in 1922 Four Courts bombardment restored Have A Look This post contains images

Pics: Medieval documents damaged in 1922 Four Courts bombardment restored

It has taken a team of researchers 40 years to reconstruct the documents, which trace back to the time following Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. Have a look…

# medieval - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Was King Arthur an Irishman?

New book claims it has strong evidence to ground the Arthurian legend in a real-life high king of Ireland.