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The destruction of a 3000 year old bog roadway in Co. Westmeath

A disturbing report from An Taisce concerning the destruction of a circa 3000 wooden roadway in Co. Westmeath. ‘While Irish…

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A Bronze Age Axe and Leather Sheath from Kildare

The Brockagh axe is one of my favourite artefacts in the National Museum of Ireland. It dates from the Middle…

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Bronze Age sword found in a Co. Meath Bog

A Middle bronze Age ‘rapier’ blade has been discovered at a bog in Rossan, Co. Meath. It was identified on…

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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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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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A pair of Bronze Age Earrings from Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Although the exact circumstance surrounding the discovery of the Castlerea earrings remains uncertain, it is believed that they were found…

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Bronze Age Houses Uncovered in Co. Wexford

Exciting evidence for Bronze Age activity has been uncovered at Drumgood, near Enniscorthy in Co. Wexford. This newly discovered site…

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Bronze Age Gold: Treasures from the National Museum of Ireland

A selection of some of the wonderful Bronze Age treasures which are are currently on display at the National Museum…

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The Lurgan Canoe, an Early Bronze Age boat from Galway

Over 4000 years old, the Lurgan canoe was discovered in 1901 by Patrick Coen as he worked in a Co….

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The Comerford Crown, a Bronze Age gold ‘hat’ from Tipperary

The Comerford Crown is striking gold artefact, whose origins probably lie in the Late Bronze Age. It was discovered in…