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# archaeology - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

These bird's-eye views of Newgrange from above are jaw-dropping
# Winter Solstice
# Winter Solstice

These bird's-eye views of Newgrange from above are jaw-dropping

Dec 21st 2016, 7:00 AM 19,548 Views 19 Comments

You can also catch a glimpse of its neighbours Knowth and Dowth.

# archaeology - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Major megalithic art find at Hellfire Club passage tomb
# Well Stone Me
# Well Stone Me

Major megalithic art find at Hellfire Club passage tomb

Nov 3rd 2016, 10:13 AM 59,425 Views 53 Comments

The motifs are similar to those found at the major passage tombs in the country, such as Newgrange.

# archaeology - Monday 31 October, 2016

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 18,406 Views 5 Comments

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

# archaeology - Saturday 1 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 1st 2016, 7:00 PM 13,162 Views 7 Comments

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

# archaeology - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Someone has just worked out what the Irish ate for breakfast over 2,000 years ago
# Historic Eatin
# Historic Eatin

Someone has just worked out what the Irish ate for breakfast over 2,000 years ago

Aug 20th 2016, 8:30 AM 35,822 Views 23 Comments

A new UCC-based project has been looking into the mysteries of what our forefathers ate each day.

# archaeology - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Four medieval skeletons have been found in Kilkenny
# Bone Idols
# Bone Idols

Four medieval skeletons have been found in Kilkenny

Aug 9th 2016, 4:24 PM 21,330 Views 50 Comments

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

# archaeology - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Bones of victims of 6,000 year old massacre discovered in France
# Human Remains
# Human Remains

Bones of victims of 6,000 year old massacre discovered in France

Jun 11th 2016, 1:00 PM 19,690 Views 26 Comments

Experts believe the attack was likely carried out by “furious ritualised warriors”.

# archaeology - Sunday 20 March, 2016

This bear bone discovery in Sligo could re-write Irish history
# Big Find
# Big Find

This bear bone discovery in Sligo could re-write Irish history

Mar 20th 2016, 6:30 PM 40,859 Views 50 Comments

The examination of a bear patella shows that humans were in Ireland 2,500 years earlier than thought.

# archaeology - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Here's what it takes to remake a mysterious Iron Age vessel by hand in 2015
# Pallasboy Vessel
# Pallasboy Vessel

Here's what it takes to remake a mysterious Iron Age vessel by hand in 2015

Sep 13th 2015, 9:45 AM 10,771 Views 8 Comments

A team from Ireland and England are trying their hand – with impressive results.

# archaeology - Thursday 10 September, 2015

New species of human discovered in South African cave
# Family Tree
# Family Tree

New species of human discovered in South African cave

Sep 10th 2015, 2:35 PM 23,030 Views 54 Comments

“Today will be written into the history books as one of those moments in which the world learnt something new and remarkable.”

# archaeology - Monday 7 September, 2015

Stonehenge researchers discover 'one of the largest stone monuments in Europe'
# Superhenge
# Superhenge

Stonehenge researchers discover 'one of the largest stone monuments in Europe'

Sep 7th 2015, 9:50 AM 15,362 Views 19 Comments

The stones are thought to have been erected about 4,000 years ago.

# archaeology - Friday 28 August, 2015

A Nazi train filled with gold has almost certainly been found buried in Poland
# Treasure Trove
# Treasure Trove

A Nazi train filled with gold has almost certainly been found buried in Poland

Aug 28th 2015, 8:42 PM 41,503 Views 32 Comments

And everyone’s getting awfully excited.

# archaeology - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

The oldest 'modern' hand in the world has been discovered
# Hands Off
# Hands Off

The oldest 'modern' hand in the world has been discovered

Aug 18th 2015, 7:07 PM 8,534 Views 5 Comments

A 1.85 million-year-old bone from the little finger of a human ancestor has been discovered.

# archaeology - Friday 5 June, 2015

Why we should support the Heritage Council for another 20 years
# Column
# Column

Why we should support the Heritage Council for another 20 years

Jun 5th 2015, 9:30 PM 117 Views 13 Comments

Its funding has been decimated but it preserves our historical gems and pulls in tourists – what’s not to love?

# archaeology - Friday 15 May, 2015

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

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

May 15th 2015, 8:15 PM 31,765 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.

# archaeology - 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 13,063 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.

# archaeology - Friday 3 April, 2015

A digger driver has stumbled across a thousand-year-old tunnel in Kerry
# Holey Cow
# Holey Cow

A digger driver has stumbled across a thousand-year-old tunnel in Kerry

Apr 3rd 2015, 4:48 PM 41,538 Views 68 Comments

It’s happened to us all…

# archaeology - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

A Spanish Armada cannonball just showed up on an Irish beach

A Spanish Armada cannonball just showed up on an Irish beach

Mar 31st 2015, 2:29 PM 38,442 Views 17 Comments

Bit more interesting than crushed up cans of Dutch Gold anyway.

Archaeologists are leaving the field because of poor pay
# Digging For Gold
# Digging For Gold

Archaeologists are leaving the field because of poor pay

Mar 31st 2015, 6:03 AM 15,528 Views 17 Comments

They want the living wage.

# archaeology - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Archaeology has had an amazing month: Here are 7 of the most exciting discoveries
# Wonders Of The World
# Wonders Of The World

Archaeology has had an amazing month: Here are 7 of the most exciting discoveries

Mar 22nd 2015, 5:00 PM 44,653 Views 13 Comments

The corner of a lost civilisation, a secret fortress and a 250-year-old pretzel.

# archaeology - Saturday 21 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 21st 2015, 9:15 AM 26,179 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.

# archaeology - Monday 16 March, 2015

(Saint) Patrick - The Bits They Left Out
# Super Saint
# Super Saint

(Saint) Patrick - The Bits They Left Out

Mar 16th 2015, 9:30 PM 28,693 Views 42 Comments

Documents and archaeological evidence paint a picture of the man behind the legend.

# archaeology - 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 21,179 Views 25 Comments

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

# archaeology - 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 12,302 Views 12 Comments

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

# archaeology - 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 19,641 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.

# archaeology - Thursday 29 January, 2015

The cave where western humans got it on for the first time...
# Gettin' Jiggy With It
# Gettin' Jiggy With It

The cave where western humans got it on for the first time...

Jan 29th 2015, 3:15 PM 17,963 Views 27 Comments

Scientists seems to think they’ve found the place.

# archaeology - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

It seems that the Celtic Tiger was good for something...
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

It seems that the Celtic Tiger was good for something...

Nov 18th 2014, 6:45 AM 11,515 Views 9 Comments

Archaeology. It was good for archaeology.

# archaeology - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ancient Waterford site reveals Vikings moved from raiding to trading
# Lay Down Your Arms
# Lay Down Your Arms

Ancient Waterford site reveals Vikings moved from raiding to trading

Nov 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 8,210 Views 7 Comments

New publication and guide uncover the 9th century power of a settlement at Woodstown on the River Suir.

# archaeology - Friday 31 October, 2014

Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?

Oct 31st 2014, 3:57 PM 29,313 Views 37 Comments

An archaeologist in Sligo has identified 35 used to hide people and ammunitions and needs your help to find more.

# archaeology - Monday 6 October, 2014

No evidence of graves found at new Children's Hospital site
# Famine
# Famine

No evidence of graves found at new Children's Hospital site

Oct 6th 2014, 10:43 PM 5,682 Views 0 Comments

The Development Board for the new hospital confirmed that a study has found “no evidence of a grave or any other features of archaeological significance”.

# archaeology - Saturday 4 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 4th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,479 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…

# archaeology - Saturday 20 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 20th 2014, 9:15 AM 13,741 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.)

# archaeology - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Here's the ancient bog body discovered in Co Meath
# Human Remains
# Human Remains

Here's the ancient bog body discovered in Co Meath

Sep 16th 2014, 6:17 PM 16,836 Views 12 Comments

Part of a leg and foot were discovered by Bord na Mona workers.

Danish archaeologists uncover ringed Viking fortress for first time in 60 years
# Discovery
# Discovery

Danish archaeologists uncover ringed Viking fortress for first time in 60 years

Sep 16th 2014, 6:45 AM 10,095 Views 11 Comments

The fortress was a genuine military facility and was probably the scene of fighting as well.

# archaeology - Saturday 6 September, 2014

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

Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast

Sep 6th 2014, 9:15 AM 18,002 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.

# archaeology - Sunday 24 August, 2014

The Trinity Skeletons: The archaeological quest to find out who they were
# View From The Trenches
# View From The Trenches

The Trinity Skeletons: The archaeological quest to find out who they were

Aug 24th 2014, 12:00 PM 203 Views 29 Comments

Medieval human remains found in Dublin city centre have thrown up many questions for archaeologists.

# archaeology - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Heritage Week: Here's how to kick off your weekend
# Heritage Ireland
# Heritage Ireland

Heritage Week: Here's how to kick off your weekend

Aug 23rd 2014, 9:15 AM 9,615 Views 1 Comment

In this special edition of our Heritage Ireland series, Neil Jackman takes his pick of Heritage Week events and fun…

# archaeology - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Multiple human remains found outside Trinity College
# Archaeology
# Archaeology

Multiple human remains found outside Trinity College

Aug 14th 2014, 3:40 PM 37,022 Views 39 Comments

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

Kilkenny 'pop-up' museum lets you uncover Ireland's past
# Free To Learn
# Free To Learn

Kilkenny 'pop-up' museum lets you uncover Ireland's past

Aug 14th 2014, 8:10 AM 6,452 Views 2 Comments

The project will run in the Parade in Kilkenny city today.

# archaeology - Saturday 9 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 9th 2014, 9:45 AM 50,901 Views 14 Comments

Dunmore Cave has a chilling tale to tell visitors.