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Multiple human remains found outside Trinity College
# Archaeology
# Archaeology

Multiple human remains found outside Trinity College

Aug 14th 2014, 3:40 PM 37,069 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 6,479 Views 2 Comments

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

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 51,611 Views 14 Comments

Dunmore Cave has a chilling tale to tell visitors.

The mystery of the 6,500-year-old skeleton found in a museum basement
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# Dem Bones Dem Bones

The mystery of the 6,500-year-old skeleton found in a museum basement

Aug 9th 2014, 7:30 AM 13,767 Views 11 Comments

The skeleton, nicknamed Noah, is believed to be of a muscular man who was at least 5’8″ tall.

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

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

Jul 26th 2014, 9:45 AM 29,702 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.

The road to Petras: Why I gave up my job and became an archaeologist
# Traces Of The Past
# Traces Of The Past

The road to Petras: Why I gave up my job and became an archaeologist

Jul 20th 2014, 12:00 PM 201 Views 8 Comments

In my mid twenties, I began to yearn for a change. A recurring voice at the back of my head kept whispering about the possibility of another path.

Heritage Ireland: Who is this man with the frightfully fancy tomb?
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

Heritage Ireland: Who is this man with the frightfully fancy tomb?

Jul 12th 2014, 9:15 AM 20,255 Views 14 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman brings us on a round tower with a view and a fantastically flamboyant neo-gothic mansion.

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

Digging Tlachtga: Discovering secrets from Ireland's past

Jun 14th 2014, 9:15 AM 12,060 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.

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

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

May 31st 2014, 9:15 AM 9,716 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.

The famous standing stone on the Hill of Tara was vandalised last night
# Lia Fáil
# Lia Fáil

The famous standing stone on the Hill of Tara was vandalised last night

May 29th 2014, 3:20 PM 37,644 Views 144 Comments

The criminal damage has been widely condemned today.

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 25,061 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.

Kilkenny 'heritage houses' are not Medieval, but the council are still going to keep them
# Saved
# Saved

Kilkenny 'heritage houses' are not Medieval, but the council are still going to keep them

May 8th 2014, 8:40 PM 10,013 Views 14 Comments

Two archaeological reports were carried out on the houses which are near a road development.

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

Heritage Ireland: Discovering the ancient Slí Mhór among the bluebells

May 3rd 2014, 9:45 AM 14,134 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.

Man discovers ancient Chinese relic while peeing by the roadside
# Piss Easy
From The Daily Edge
# Piss Easy

Man discovers ancient Chinese relic while peeing by the roadside

May 1st 2014, 6:00 PM 23,950 Views 18 Comments

But peeing outside is STILL rude, OK?

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 13,214 Views 13 Comments

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

Houses to be knocked - because they're not medieval
# Archaeology
# Archaeology

Houses to be knocked - because they're not medieval

Apr 18th 2014, 11:01 AM 18,438 Views 20 Comments

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.

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 13,512 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: 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 16,474 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: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland
# Boyne Valley
# Boyne Valley

Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland

Mar 8th 2014, 9:15 AM 16,202 Views 41 Comments

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

Heavy rains cause wall and arch collapse in Pompeii
# Ruined
# Ruined

Heavy rains cause wall and arch collapse in Pompeii

Mar 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 13,060 Views 25 Comments

Deterioration in state of ancient Roman site described as “dramatic”.

Storm damages 350-year-old fort on Valentia Island
# Kerry
# Kerry

Storm damages 350-year-old fort on Valentia Island

Feb 8th 2014, 7:15 AM 19,596 Views 23 Comments

A Cromwellian Fort was damaged in recent storms on the island, with a large section of wall collapsing.

Dine like the Romans? Then try some giraffe legs and sea urchins...
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# Diet

Dine like the Romans? Then try some giraffe legs and sea urchins...

Jan 11th 2014, 10:00 AM 8,030 Views 7 Comments

We don’t think it will be the new Atkins.

Mexican archaeologists find Aztec dog skull displayed like a human sacrifice
# Aztec Dog
# Aztec Dog

Mexican archaeologists find Aztec dog skull displayed like a human sacrifice

Jan 2nd 2014, 7:00 AM 15,923 Views 10 Comments

The dog skull looks like it was displayed on a skull rack usually reserved for the severed heads of captured warriors from rival groups.

Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen's Day walk
# Walk It Off
# Walk It Off

Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen's Day walk

Dec 26th 2013, 9:15 AM 18,010 Views 18 Comments

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

Here's a museum that tells blind visitors: Please touch!
# Seeing By Touch
# Seeing By Touch

Here's a museum that tells blind visitors: Please touch!

Dec 8th 2013, 5:30 PM 7,550 Views 8 Comments

Blind and visually impaired visitors are encouraged to get up close to items during their special tours.

Glorious: See Glendalough in all its autumnal technicolour
# Heritage Ireland
# Heritage Ireland

Glorious: See Glendalough in all its autumnal technicolour

Nov 23rd 2013, 9:45 AM 16,520 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: 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 11,913 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: 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 18,581 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.

Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’

Oct 9th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,878 Views 16 Comments

A local group has opposed the plans for a new roadway at the site, claiming that medieval remains should be protected.

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 15,084 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: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley
# Heritage
# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley

Aug 31st 2013, 9:45 AM 13,338 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.

Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week
# History Alive
# History Alive

Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week

Aug 20th 2013, 9:30 PM 9,209 Views 4 Comments

Free events around the country have been introducing every age to the hidden treasures in their locality.

Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too
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# Peru

Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too

Aug 18th 2013, 5:30 PM 16,820 Views 77 Comments

The spy craft are not just being used in war and military surveillance – in Peru, they are studying ancient ruins.

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 8,757 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!

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

Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey

Aug 3rd 2013, 9:15 AM 13,580 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.

Illegal treasure-hunters targeted by metal detector guidelines
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# National Treasure

Illegal treasure-hunters targeted by metal detector guidelines

Jul 31st 2013, 4:52 PM 27,716 Views 62 Comments

Metal detector users are being warned by Government that they may not be aware their actions are illegal.

Spanish dig seeks prehistoric ancestors of Europeans
# Evolution
# Evolution

Spanish dig seeks prehistoric ancestors of Europeans

Jul 28th 2013, 10:30 AM 7,777 Views 38 Comments

Site at caves of Atapuerca has been yielding secrets about evolution of mankind.

Archaeologists find ancient fish trap at Dublin quays site
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# Discovery

Archaeologists find ancient fish trap at Dublin quays site

Jul 19th 2013, 6:30 AM 15,704 Views 29 Comments

The item – found at Diageo construction site on Victoria Quay – is believed to date back to the mesolithic age.

Free history lectures to shed light on Ireland's past
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# History

Free history lectures to shed light on Ireland's past

Jul 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,916 Views 18 Comments

The initiative was launched by Minister Jimmy Deenihan last night.

Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams
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# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams

Jul 6th 2013, 9:15 AM 12,071 Views 15 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Carlow, Tipperary and Meath.