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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# medieval

All time
# papal taxation
Maps show distribution of wealth in 14th-century Ireland
They suggest a more complex Gaelic economy than often believed.
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.
# rindoon
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.
# improving ireland
Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires
Several sites around Ireland are being ‘adopted’ by their local communities.
# Bone Idols
Four medieval skeletons have been found in Kilkenny
They were all found at a new museum in the city.
# silly billy
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.
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.
# Central Access Scheme
Why are people protesting against a bridge being built in Kilkenny?
The protests have been going on for five weeks.
# Archaeology
Multiple human remains found outside Trinity College
The remains were found during Luas works in mid-July.
# on the shelves
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.
# age isn't just a number
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.
# Saved
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
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.
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.
# Kilkenny
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.
# hidden history
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.
# need to know
Tonight's Evening Fix... now with added thumbs up (and down)
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Society
‘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”.
# dem bones dem bones
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…
# History
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.
# Have a look
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…
# Arthur's Day
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.