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Evidence for prehistoric human dismemberment found at Carrowkeel

A new analysis of bones taken from a century-old excavation at Carrowkeel in County Sligo has revealed evidence of the…

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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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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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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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Brownshill Portal Tomb, Co. Carlow

Dating from the Early Neolithic period (4000-3000 BC), Brownshill dolmen in Co. Carlow is one of the most impressive megalithic…

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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…

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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…

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A violent death in Early Medieval Meath

The Irish Annals indicate that during the early medieval period (c. AD 450 -1150) Ireland was at times a very…

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Beautiful photos of Irish Heritage Sites/Wiki Loves Monuments

The winners of this year’s¬†Irish Wiki Loves Monuments photo¬†competition have just been announced and as usual the standard is exceptionally…

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Medieval burials discovered at Cabinteely, Co. Dublin

A recent archaeological excavation at Cabinteely in Co. Dublin has uncovered a number of human skeletons of probable early medieval…