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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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Mystery artefact sheds new light on Irish Bronze Age weaving

An unusual prehistoric artefact was recovered during the archaeological excavation of one of a pair of Middle Bronze Age structures…

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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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The School of Irish Archaeology

Just a quick heads up about a new heritage business set up by another recently unemployed archaeologist. Mark Kelly, a…

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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…

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Vikings in Co. Louth

  The Midlands Viking Symposium begins in Dublin tomorrow and one of the more interesting talks being presented is by…

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Bog Butter find from Co. Offaly

Two county Co. Offaly men are in the media spotlight this morning after uncovering a large quantity of bog butter….

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Halberds and Crane dances, a new theory.

  Just after reading a very interesting article in the latest issue of Archaeology Ireland (Spring 2011). The article discusses how the…