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#Archaeology

# archaeology - Saturday 26 July, 2014

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 27,747 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.

# archaeology - Sunday 20 July, 2014

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 178 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.

# archaeology - Saturday 12 July, 2014

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 20,118 Views 14 Comments

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

# archaeology - Saturday 14 June, 2014

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 11,871 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.

# archaeology - Saturday 31 May, 2014

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 9,678 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.

# archaeology - Thursday 29 May, 2014

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 37,109 Views 144 Comments

The criminal damage has been widely condemned today.

# archaeology - 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 24,972 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.

# archaeology - Thursday 8 May, 2014

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 9,981 Views 14 Comments

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

# archaeology - Saturday 3 May, 2014

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 14,050 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.

# archaeology - Thursday 1 May, 2014

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 23,924 Views 18 Comments

But peeing outside is STILL rude, OK?

# archaeology - 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 13,181 Views 13 Comments

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

# archaeology - Friday 18 April, 2014

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 18,405 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.

# archaeology - 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 13,389 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.

# archaeology - 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 16,057 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.

# archaeology - Saturday 8 March, 2014

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 16,114 Views 41 Comments

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

# archaeology - Monday 3 March, 2014

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 13,034 Views 25 Comments

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

# archaeology - Saturday 8 February, 2014

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 19,564 Views 23 Comments

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

# archaeology - Saturday 11 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 11th 2014, 10:00 AM 8,005 Views 7 Comments

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

# archaeology - Thursday 2 January, 2014

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 15,903 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.

# archaeology - Thursday 26 December, 2013

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 17,883 Views 18 Comments

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

# archaeology - Sunday 8 December, 2013

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 7,510 Views 8 Comments

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

# archaeology - Saturday 23 November, 2013

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 16,454 Views 12 Comments

This week, Neil Jackman captures the Wicklow site at a point when its beauty is matched only by its archaeological significance.

# archaeology - 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 11,763 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.

# archaeology - 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 18,419 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.

# archaeology - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

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 7,852 Views 16 Comments

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

# archaeology - 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 14,844 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.

# archaeology - Saturday 31 August, 2013

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 13,231 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.

# archaeology - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

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 9,175 Views 4 Comments

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

# archaeology - Sunday 18 August, 2013

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

Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too

Aug 18th 2013, 5:30 PM 16,801 Views 77 Comments

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

# archaeology - 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 8,682 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!

# archaeology - 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 13,452 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.

# archaeology - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

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

Illegal treasure-hunters targeted by metal detector guidelines

Jul 31st 2013, 4:52 PM 27,550 Views 62 Comments

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

# archaeology - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Spanish dig seeks prehistoric ancestors of Europeans
# Evolution
# Evolution

Spanish dig seeks prehistoric ancestors of Europeans

Jul 28th 2013, 10:30 AM 7,732 Views 38 Comments

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

# archaeology - Friday 19 July, 2013

Archaeologists find ancient fish trap at Dublin quays site
# Discovery
# Discovery

Archaeologists find ancient fish trap at Dublin quays site

Jul 19th 2013, 6:30 AM 15,588 Views 29 Comments

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

# archaeology - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

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

Free history lectures to shed light on Ireland's past

Jul 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,902 Views 18 Comments

The initiative was launched by Minister Jimmy Deenihan last night.

# archaeology - Saturday 6 July, 2013

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

Hidden Ireland: Mystery island, ruined fortress and Braveheart daydreams

Jul 6th 2013, 9:15 AM 11,902 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.

# archaeology - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Laser technology reveals ancient city under Cambodian earth
# Ancient Earth
# Ancient Earth

Laser technology reveals ancient city under Cambodian earth

Jun 18th 2013, 9:28 AM 12,018 Views 17 Comments

Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temples.

# archaeology - Monday 10 June, 2013

Column: Proposed road through Kilkenny shows the lack of value placed on heritage
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Proposed road through Kilkenny shows the lack of value placed on heritage

Jun 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 139 Views 61 Comments

Building a central access road in the heart of historic Kilkenny while simultaneously trying to encourage tourism based on the city’s architectural heritage makes no sense, writes Geni Murphy.

# archaeology - Saturday 8 June, 2013

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

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth

Jun 8th 2013, 9:15 AM 14,544 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.

# archaeology - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Going for gold: 400 year-old coins go on display at National Museum
# Gold Rush
# Gold Rush

Going for gold: 400 year-old coins go on display at National Museum

May 30th 2013, 5:58 PM 7,383 Views 13 Comments

Eighty one gold coins belonging to a seventeenth century merchant have gone on display at the National Museum of Ireland. Very little chocolate is said to be inside them.