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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…

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Archaeological events this weekend (Sept 23rd to 25th)

Just a quick post to publicise a number of archaeological events that are taking place this weekend and which are open to…

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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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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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On-line RMP database mapping updated

Just a quick post to let everyone know that the on-line RMP database mapping (a list of recorded archaeological monuments) at Archaeology.ie…

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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…

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Mayday and the Celtic festival of Bealtaine

In Ireland Mayday is surrounded by a rich folklore tradition, most of which dates from 19th century. These beliefs give…