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False burials and dangerous water: Whit Sunday in Irish Folklore

Whit Sunday (or Whitsun) is an important Christian festival that celebrates the Pentecost. It normally falls on the seventh Sunday…

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Viking Age Utensils from Waterford city

This fantastically preserved collection of household utensils was discovered during archaeological excavations in Waterford city. It includes two wooden spoons,…

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Muiredach’s High Cross, Monasterboice, Co. Louth

The magnificent Muiredach’s cross at Monsterboice, Co. Louth. Standing at over over 5m tall, it represents one of the finest…

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An Unusual Medieval Grave Marker from Clonmacnoise

A rotary quern stone (hand-mill) for grinding grain which was reused as a grave marker at Clonmacnoise during early medieval…

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Beautiful Roman Mosaic Uncovered in France

French archaeologists working in the town of Uzes in southern France have uncovered the remains of a well preserved Roman…

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Raven Born & Wolf Singer: Some Old Irish Names from Ogham Stones

These Old Irish names are taken from the country’s corpus of ogham stones. Consisting of a series of incised linear lines,…

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New Fund to Safeguard Coastal Heritage Sites

More than €4m of European Union funds has been awarded to help safeguard heritage and coastal tourism sites in Wales…

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Skeleton found in Clare cave reveals tragic life story

A human skull discovered by cavers in a cave outside Ballyvaughan village in the Burren in 2011 prompted a rescue…

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Hoard of Islamic silver coins found in Sweden

An interesting find from Uppland in Sweden where archaeologist working for Arkeologikonsult have uncovered a hoard of 163 Islamic coins….

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A Traditional Irish Woven Straw Hen’s Nest

Woven out of plaited straw, this hen’s nest represents an object that was once commonly seen on Irish farms. Typically…