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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…

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A 12th century dog collar from Waterford city

This rare 12th century dog collar was found by archaeologists working in Waterford city. Fashioned out of bronze, it originally…

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Animal ‘Sacrifice’ and Blood Letting, Saint Martin’s Feast in Ireland

Today, the 11th of November, is the feast of St. Martin of Tours. He was a particularly popular saint in…

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Excavating a Prehistoric Tomb at the Hell Fire Club, Dublin

Last week I visited a fascinating archaeological dig in the Dublin mountains, where Neil Jackman of Abarta Heritage is excavating…

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Earliest Depiction of a Witch on a Broomstick

This colourful illustration is the earliest know depiction of a witch riding a broomstick. It is taken from an enormous,…

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Heritage Council welcomes €1 million in extra funding

There was welcome news in yesterday’s budget, when an additional €1 million in funding was allocated to the Heritage Council….

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Badger uncovers ancient human remains in Co. Cavan

Interesting news from Cavan where ancient human remains have been unearthed by a badger digging close to a prehistoric tomb….