I love this piece of woodland art from Co. Sligo. Inspired by ancient Irish designs, Jim McCabe and his family planted this sylvan Trinity Knot in the 1980s. It is located on...Read More »
Funding of €1.8 million by has been secured from the European Research Council for a project that will date a large number of 7th–10th century Irish texts.
New research from the University of Bristol has revealed the antiquity of dairy farming in Ireland. Research published today in the Journal of Environmental Archaeology shows that dairying on the island goes back approximately 6,000 years,...Read More »
Exciting news from Denmark: archaeologists working on the Fehmarn Belt Tunnel scheme, have uncovered evidence for 5,000-year-old human footprints (source Museum Lolland-Falster). The footprints were identified along the edge of...Read More »
This week’s Friday fun contains a selection of images of famous musicians hanging out at archaeological sites. Hope you enjoy them!
1. A 1961 New York Times photo, showing Read More »
For this week’s Friday fun I’ve shared some ancient sculptures which share an uncanny likenesses with modern day celebrities. See what you think below!
1. Ancient Egyptian Statue/Michael Jackson
Exciting news emerged today about a number of skeletons which were recently discovered outside Trinity College, Dublin, by Rubicon Heritage Services. In total, the partial remains of five individuals were identified at a depth of 1.5m below current street level. According...Read More »
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 of...Read More »
Alva Mac Gowan tells how she spent an enjoyable midsummer’s night in a very unusual location.
This year, after a melancholy, dark and stormy winter, I decided to celebrate the longest day with a few...Read More »
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
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 Prehistoric, Early Medieval, Late Medieval and Foreign Archaeology photos. All of the images used in this...Read More »
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 Late Medieval...Read More »
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 of the images...Read More »
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 31st of...Read More »
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 an...Read More »
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 over-all...Read More »
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 Ireland...Read More »
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...Read More »
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,...Read More »
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 on...Read More »
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 »
The Rathcroghan Legacy Project
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 »
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...Read More »