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Archaeologists discover evidence of prehistoric gold trade route between Britain and Ireland

Archaeologists at the University of Southampton have found evidence of an ancient gold trade route between south-west Britain and Ireland….

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John Derricke’s Images of Ireland, 1581 AD

Below are a selection of images taken from John Derricke’s  The Image of Irelande, with a Discoverie of Woodkarne, which…

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New foundation aims to preserve Irish folklore heritage

The National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), a new UCD company with charitable status, has been set up to preserve, protect…

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Ireland’s Ancient Dairy Past Revealed

New research from the University of Bristol has revealed the antiquity of dairy farming in Ireland. Research published today in the…

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The throne of the quiet man: the Súgán chair

by Alva Mac Gowan. This chair has a story to tell. Its tightly twisted seat is made from straw woven…

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A Barbary Ape Skull from Navan Fort, Co. Armagh

Traditionally associated with the kings of Ulster, the great hilltop enclosure of Eamhain Mhacha (Navan Fort), Co. Armagh is an early…

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Five Ancient Musical Instruments from Ireland

Ireland has rich musical heritage and as these instruments illustrate, it dates back many thousands of years.   [typography font=”Cantarell”…

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Some Irish words with Norse Origins

The year 795 AD  saw a new force arrive on the Irish political scene, the Vikings. These seaborne warriors were…

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A Pair of Late Bronze Age Gold Bracelets from Co. Offaly

The Derrinboy armlets are a pair of magnificent gold bracelets that were found deep within a County Offaly bog in…

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Castles and Abbeys: Medieval Ireland in Photos

Here is a selection of some of the fantastic images that have been entered into our Photography Competition, this time…