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Skeleton found in Clare cave reveals tragic life story

A human skull discovered by cavers in a cave outside Ballyvaughan village in the Burren in 2011 prompted a rescue archaeological excavation funded by the National Monuments Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.The full scientific investigations of the skeleton have just been published revealing incredible details about the boy’s […]

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Clare County Council purchase historic Holy Island

Clare County Council has announced a comprehensive plan relating to the future tourism development and visitor management of Holy Island (Inis Cealtra) on Lough Derg, County Clare. The Local Authority has confirmed that it acquired 41 acres on the island which, together with the 2 acres already in the ownership of the Office of Public Works […]

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Plans to make historic Inis Cealtra island more accessible to the public

  Plans are afoot to make the historic monastic site on Inis Cealtra (Holy Island), Lough Derg more accessible to the public. The Chief Executive of Waterways Ireland has said her organisation would be delighted to work in partnership with Clare County Council to develop improved access to Inis Cealtra/Holy Island. Dawn Livingstone was speaking following a […]

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The Derreen bucket

The elaborate, stave-built Derreen bucket was discovered in a peat bog in Kilmurry parish, Co. Clare in 1938.  It formed part of small hoard of objects that were either hidden or lost in the bog sometime in the 8th or 9th centuries AD. The other items found included a turned wooden vessel[i], decorated with three […]

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