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Viking exhibition and Longphort conference, Dundalk County Museum

  A quick announcement on behalf of Dundalk County Museum about a very interesting looking Viking conference (and exhibition), which is taking…

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Hurling, its ancient history

A history of hurling. On the weekend of the All-Ireland hurling final it seems only fitting that the history of…

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Orkney excavation reveals stunning Neolithic site

Ongoing archaeological excavations, by Nick Card of the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA), have revealed the remains of a stunning…

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Bones of the Vikings: when raiding goes wrong

The ninth and tenth centuries saw the arrival of a new force on the Irish political scene, the Vikings. These…

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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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Some online tools for the amateur archaeologist

The internet provides some excellent tools for people interested in researching the archaeology which surrounds them.  The National Monuments map…

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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

Tales of Medieval Dublin
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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…

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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…