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Newgrange and the Winter Solstice

The passage tomb at Newgrange is probably Ireland’s most iconic archaeological site and it is indelibly linked with the winter…

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Roman contacts with Ireland

That Ireland was reasonably well known in the classical world is demonstrated by Ptolemy’s Geography. This is a list of…

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Irish bog bodies, some recent discoveries

Another ancient body has just been recovered from the depths of an Irish bog. This time the remains consist of a partial…

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Archaeological excavations at Rossnaree, Bru na Boinne, Co. Meath

Last year I stumbled across an excellent blog detailing the archaeological excavations being carried out at Rossnaree, Co. Meath. The…

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Dublin’s Viking warrior burials

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Irish corn-drying kilns, their Bronze Age origins?

A number of recent archaeological excavations have shed light on the possible ancient origins of corn-drying kilns in Ireland. These…

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Dublin, The Prehistoric City

  When we think about the archaeology of Dublin the first things that comes to mind are the extensive Viking…

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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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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…