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An unusual Ogham and Runic inscription from Killaloe, Co. Clare

This circa 11th century cross fragment from Killaloe, Co Clare is highly unusual as it contains two inscriptions, one written in Norse runes and the other in Irish ogham…..

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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…

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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…

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Spanish Armada Burial Site to be Investigated in Co. Clare

An interesting project is about to commence in Co. Clare which will investigate a potential mass grave associated with the…

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The Gleninsheen Gold Collar, a Bronze Age Treasure

Nearly three thousand years old, the Gleninsheen collar represents one of the great treasures of the Irish Bronze Age. Fashioned…

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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…

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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…