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The Archaeology of 1916

A very interesting new project exploring the 1916 Rising from an archaeological point of view is about to commence in Dublin city. It will see a team of archaeologists, lead by Franc Myles and Professor Aidan O’Sullivan, investigating the legacy of the Easter Rebellion using a range of archaeological survey techniques. It is hoped that this work will […]

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New Discovery Pushes Back Date of Human Existence in Ireland by 2500 years

A remarkable archaeological discovery in a Co. Clare cave has pushed back the date of human existence in Ireland by 2,500 years. This discovery re-writes Irish archaeology and adds an entirely new chapter to human colonisation of the island – moving Ireland’s story into a new era. Radiocarbon dating of a butchered brown bear bone, […]

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Invitation to the Archaeology 2025 Assembly

Do you want to help re-position archaeology in a meaningful way in Ireland’s future? If so, you should think about attending the Archaeology 2025 Assembly. This free event is taking place in the lovely surroundings of the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Thursday, April 7th. It will allow members of the public as well as professionals working […]

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The beautiful 12th century church at Ullard, Co. Kilkenny

Located in the shadow of the Blackstairs Mountains, Ullard church, County Kilkenny contains a fine 12th century doorway, which is well worth visiting. This impressive entrance utilises a series of chevron and dot designs as decorative motifs, while further embellishments included at least three carved human heads. Although it has been somewhat modified over the […]

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Remarkable Old Photos of Ireland

This wonderful selection of photographs illustrates Ireland at the very start of the 20th century. Concentrated in Co. Galway, the images depict thatched cottages, shawl clad women, small farms and barefoot children. Indeed, the poverty shown in some of the photos is striking. All of the pictures are taken from the United States Library of Congress […]

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Heritage Council Announces Community Grants Programme

The Heritage Council have just announced that this year it will run a €500,000 community grants scheme as well as supporting 70 full time jobs. Maintaining the community grants initiative has been made possible by the provision of a supplementary estimate of €500,000 by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms. Heather Humphreys in […]

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