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Archaeology showcase at Ferrycarrig, The Irish National Heritage Park

In the week the Irish government announced a new tourism drive, I’d better give a plug to the heritage sector….

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The School of Irish Archaeology

Just a quick heads up about a new heritage business set up by another recently unemployed archaeologist. Mark Kelly, a…

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New Viking houses found in Dublin

I see on the news that archaeologists Alan Hayden and Co. uncovered what may be the remains of two Viking…

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Mayday and the Celtic festival of Bealtaine

In Ireland Mayday is surrounded by a rich folklore tradition, most of which dates from 19th century. These beliefs give…

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Vikings in Co. Louth

  The Midlands Viking Symposium begins in Dublin tomorrow and one of the more interesting talks being presented is by…

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Bog Butter find from Co. Offaly

Two county Co. Offaly men are in the media spotlight this morning after uncovering a large quantity of bog butter….

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Halberds and Crane dances, a new theory.

  Just after reading a very interesting article in the latest issue of Archaeology Ireland (Spring 2011). The article discusses how the…

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Hillfort excavation and community archaeology

Details of an intriguing excavation at a British hillfort can be seen in the links below.  Although the the excavation findings were…

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Neolithic house, Enniscorthy

Recent excavations by TVAS  archaeology have uncovered the remains of a large neolithic house just outside Eniscorthy. Details below.   http://www.enniscorthyecho.ie/news/mhsngbidid/ Wexford’s oldest house’…

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Midlands Viking Conference

  The Midlands Viking Symposium will take place in Dublin this year on Saturday 30th. April! Viking Age Ireland has become…