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Irish Archaeology's Photograph Competition 2014

Last year’s winning entry by Paddy Brennan, ‘Rock of Dunamase, Co. Laois’.

The annual Irish Archaeology.ie photo competition is open once more for entries. Last year’s competition was very successfully and we received loads of fantastic images. You can view some...Read More »


A Viking Midsummer's Night

Alva Mac Gowan tells how she spent an enjoyable midsummer’s night in a very unusual location.

The Viking encampment on the banks of the River Slaney

This year, after a melancholy, dark and stormy winter, I decided to celebrate the longest day with a...Read More »


Viking Ireland, a fantastic series of videos by the National Museum of Ireland

The Vikings in Ireland is a fantastic series of videos, which have been produced by the National Museum of Ireland to celebrate the 1000 year anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. You can...Read More »


Traces of the Past Exhibition, Portumna, Co. Galway

A new and very interesting looking exhibition, Traces of the Past, is taking place in Co. Galway during the month of October. The exhibition, which is highlighting the use of remote sensing in archaeology, will be displayed at the The Gallery in The...Read More »


Through the millennia: Irish Archaeology in photos

Here is another selection of  amazing images from our Photography Competition, this time spanning the entire breadth of Irish archaeology. Don’t forget there are also specific posts showing some of the PrehistoricEarly MedievalLate Medieval and Foreign Archaeology photos. All of...Read More »


Foreign Fields: Photos of World Archaeological Sites

Here is a selection of some of the brilliant images that have been entered into our Photography Competition, this time with an emphasis on World Archaeological Sites. Don’t forget there are also blog posts on the Prehistoric, Early Medieval and Read More »


Castles and Abbeys: Medieval Ireland in Photos

Here is a selection of some of the fantastic images that have been entered into our Photography Competition, this time with an emphasis on Medieval sites. Don’t forget there are also blog posts on the Prehistoric and Early Medieval photos. All...Read More »


Early Medieval Ireland in Photos

Early Medieval Ireland in Photos. A small selection of some of the brilliant images that have been entered into our Photography Competition, this time with an emphasis on Early Medieval sites. You can seen a selection of Prehistoric photos here. The competition runs until the...Read More »


Prehistoric Ireland in Photos

Prehistoric Ireland in Photos. In  case you didn’t know it already, Irish Archaeology.ie are running a photography competition for the month of July. So far there has been an amazing response and the standard of entries has been fantastic.  Below are just a small selection of these photos, with...Read More »


Irish Archaeology Photo Competition

 

For a bit of fun we are running a photographic competition for the rest of July. The images submitted should feature archaeological or historical sites and can be from anywhere in the world. The best photos will be shared on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, while the...Read More »


The Story of the Logo

By Adrienne Corless

I suggested to Colm that it was about time he got a logo for his website – this website, irisharchaeology.ie.

OK then, he told me, (charitably), you can sort it.

OK then, I told him, I will.

But where to start? The entire discipline of archaeology in...Read More »


The Archaeology of Gatherings: Call for Papers

 

A call for papers has been sent out for The Archaeology of Gatherings conference. This thematic international conference will bring together a range of speakers from different disciplines including both academics and professionals.  The aim is to explore the material culture and psychology behind...Read More »


The Lost City of Clonmacnoise

Adrienne Corless

Stopping off with my family on the car-journey between Dublin and Galway recently, I had an opportunity to visit the famous archaeological site of Clonmacnoise. Located right in the centre of the country, where a major east-west route-way met Ireland’s longest river, the north-south running...Read More »


Below the Surface presents: The Fleet of Norse Dublin

Below the Surface presents its sixth talk in the maritime series on board the Jeanie Johnston tall ship. This replica famine ship is currently docked on the Dublin quays and the creaking sounds of its wooden hull will undoubtedly create a very atmospheric location for the lecture series.

Presented by Prof. Poul Holm, Trinity College Dublin...Read More »


Grassroots Archaeology

The location of the possible medieval moated site (after Grassroots Archaeology)

I have just become aware of a very interesting looking community archaeology project that will take place this summer in Baldoyle, Co. Dublin. This initiative, which has been titled, Read More »


Below the Surface presents: The opening of the Atlantic world – English settlement in Ireland and North America in the 17th century

Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, 1612.

Tying in with the upcoming celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day and The Gathering, Below the Surface presents its fifth talk in the maritime series on board the Jeanie Johnston tall ship. This replica famine ship is currently docked on the Dublin quays and the...Read More »


Rathcroghan Conference 2013, call for papers

Rath Croghan

The Rathcroghan Legacy Project

A call for papers has been sent out for the Rathcroghan Archaeological Conference, which takes place in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon, between April 12 and 14, 2013. They are looking for papers in all...Read More »


Tales of Medieval Dublin, lunchtime talks

A quick heads up about the excellent Tales of Medieval Dublin lecture series.

Following its successful run in 2010, Dublin City Council and the Friends of Medieval Dublin are delighted to re-introduce, Tales of Medieval Dublin, a series of seven free lunchtime lectures held monthly between June and December 2011. Former minister for Arts, Culture...Read More »


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. As it happens, last Sunday I spent a very enjoyable day at the Irish National Heritage Park at Ferrycarrig in Co. Wexford.  The park, which is located...Read More »


New Viking houses found in Dublin

Viking house reconstruction by Simon Dick

I see on the news that archaeologists Alan Hayden and Co. uncovered what may be the remains of two Viking houses in Temple bar, Dublin.  Exciting stuff! These structures appear to have been located...Read More »


16th century Irish Hipsters

I recently spotted what appeared to be remarkably modern looking haircuts in Albrecht Druer’s woodcut of 1521 AD[i]. This image […]

Through the millennia: Irish Archaeology in photos

Here is another selection of  amazing images from our Photography Competition, this time spanning the entire breadth of Irish archaeology. Don’t […]

A Mesolithic cemetery: Ireland’s oldest burials

  On a bend of the River Shannon, Ireland’s largest watercourse, a small band of hunter-gathers came to together nearly […]

Images of Newgrange through the ages

The Neolithic  passage tomb at Newgrange is the most visited archaeological site in Ireland. Over 5000 years old it pre-dates the first phase of […]

The Broighter hoard

The remarkable Broighter hoard, arguably the finest treasure trove of the Irish Iron Age, was discovered on a February evening […]

The Oseberg Viking ship burial

  In 1904 a remarkable archaeological site was uncovered at Oseberg, Norway. It consisted of an astonishingly well-preserved Viking ship […]