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# neil-jackman - Sunday 1 April, 2018

A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list
# Heritage Ireland
# Heritage Ireland

A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list

Apr 1st 2018, 8:45 AM 24,072 Views 19 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores the historical treasures of Achill Island as part of his new book on the Wild Atlantic Way.

# neil-jackman - Saturday 25 March, 2017

This man has your childhood dream job: Neil the archaeologist
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From The Daily Edge
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This man has your childhood dream job: Neil the archaeologist

Mar 25th 2017, 6:00 PM 5,173 Views 1 Comment

DailyEdge.ie speaks to the people who have the jobs you wanted as a kid.

# neil-jackman - Monday 31 October, 2016

Five thousand years of death: The secrets uncovered at Hellfire Club site
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# Montpelier Hill

Five thousand years of death: The secrets uncovered at Hellfire Club site

Oct 31st 2016, 8:15 AM 58,560 Views 24 Comments

TheJournal.ie was invited to explore the first archaeological dig into a passage tomb on Montpelier Hill. How could we resist?

Watch: Archaeologists explore an ancient tomb beside the Hellfire Club
# Passage Grave
# Passage Grave

Watch: Archaeologists explore an ancient tomb beside the Hellfire Club

Oct 31st 2016, 8:14 AM 18,334 Views 5 Comments

A team led by Neil Jackman are attempting to uncover the site’s secrets.

# neil-jackman - Friday 4 September, 2015

The bizarre way this castle protected itself from deadly attackers
# Heritage Ireland
# Heritage Ireland

The bizarre way this castle protected itself from deadly attackers

Sep 4th 2015, 9:15 PM 33,354 Views 22 Comments

Plus: a group of aristocratic playboys who drank, caroused and got up to all manner of blasphemy and badness in Ireland.

# neil-jackman - Friday 21 August, 2015

Brian Boru's 'Island of Churches' is the perfect place to relax and unwind
# Heritage Ireland
# Heritage Ireland

Brian Boru's 'Island of Churches' is the perfect place to relax and unwind

Aug 21st 2015, 9:15 PM 18,483 Views 6 Comments

Plus: the ancient monastery of Iniscealtra.

# neil-jackman - Friday 24 July, 2015

The doctor who wanted to turn a castle into a mental asylum but blew it up with dynamite
# Heritage Ireland
# Heritage Ireland

The doctor who wanted to turn a castle into a mental asylum but blew it up with dynamite

Jul 24th 2015, 8:15 PM 28,643 Views 17 Comments

Plus: The castle owner and King’s manin Carlow who married the Pirate Queen’s granddaughter

# neil-jackman - Friday 17 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 17th 2015, 9:30 PM 38,508 Views 22 Comments

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

# neil-jackman - Saturday 4 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 4th 2015, 9:15 AM 13,031 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.

# neil-jackman - Saturday 7 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 7th 2015, 9:30 AM 21,071 Views 25 Comments

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

# neil-jackman - Saturday 21 February, 2015

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

This dramatic Derry clifftop estate was a magnet for high society

Feb 21st 2015, 9:15 AM 12,276 Views 12 Comments

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

# neil-jackman - Saturday 7 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 7th 2015, 9:15 AM 19,459 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.

# neil-jackman - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Heritage Ireland: The church at the crossroads of Dublin's ancient past
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# Hidden History

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

Sep 20th 2014, 9:15 AM 13,720 Views 7 Comments

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.)

# neil-jackman - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world
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# Hidden History

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

Jul 26th 2014, 9:45 AM 26,553 Views 20 Comments

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.

# neil-jackman - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Heritage Ireland: A magnificent doorway into Laois's sacred past
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# Heritage Ireland

Heritage Ireland: A magnificent doorway into Laois's sacred past

Jun 28th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,177 Views 6 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us to an ancient monastery with breathtaking sculpture, a medieval fortress built by an Irish lord – and a manor house fit for a queen…

# neil-jackman - Saturday 31 May, 2014

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

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

May 31st 2014, 9:15 AM 9,658 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.

# neil-jackman - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Dig this: How we plan to get to heart of one of Ireland's most mysterious sites
# Heritage Ireland
# Heritage Ireland

Dig this: How we plan to get to heart of one of Ireland's most mysterious sites

May 17th 2014, 9:45 AM 24,941 Views 15 Comments

The first in a series of three articles which follows the discoveries being made at Tlachtga – one of Ireland’s most enigmatic archaeological sites.

# neil-jackman - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Heritage Ireland: Discovering the ancient Slí Mhór among the bluebells
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# Take A Walk

Heritage Ireland: Discovering the ancient Slí Mhór among the bluebells

May 3rd 2014, 9:45 AM 13,998 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.

# neil-jackman - Saturday 19 April, 2014

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

Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend

Apr 19th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,162 Views 13 Comments

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

# neil-jackman - 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 13,330 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.

# neil-jackman - Saturday 22 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:15 AM 15,817 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.

# neil-jackman - 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 11,863 Views 67 Comments

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

# neil-jackman - 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 17,864 Views 18 Comments

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

# neil-jackman - Saturday 9 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 9th 2013, 9:45 AM 11,673 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.

# neil-jackman - 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 30,278 Views 41 Comments

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

# neil-jackman - Saturday 12 October, 2013

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

Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn

Oct 12th 2013, 9:45 AM 18,288 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.

# neil-jackman - Saturday 28 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 28th 2013, 9:15 AM 14,659 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.

# neil-jackman - 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 13,192 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.

# neil-jackman - 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 8,624 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!

# neil-jackman - Saturday 3 August, 2013

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

Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey

Aug 3rd 2013, 9:15 AM 13,391 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.

# neil-jackman - Saturday 8 June, 2013

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

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth

Jun 8th 2013, 9:15 AM 14,252 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.

# neil-jackman - 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 24,791 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.

# neil-jackman - 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 28,136 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.

# neil-jackman - 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 17,587 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.

# neil-jackman - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Archaeologist brings Ireland's heritage to life in new audio guide
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# Abarta

Archaeologist brings Ireland's heritage to life in new audio guide

Jul 15th 2012, 6:00 PM 5,465 Views 6 Comments

Irish archaeologist Neil Jackman says wanted to “create something positive” when he found himself unemployed – and so he rounded up a talented team to bring Ireland’s history to life.