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From TheJournal.ie A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list Heritage Ireland

A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores the historical treasures of Achill Island as part of his new book on the Wild Atlantic Way.

From TheJournal.ie One for the weekend: A trip around the historic Beara peninsula Easter Trip

One for the weekend: A trip around the historic Beara peninsula

Exclusive extract from archaeologist Neil Jackman’s new book about the historical treasures of the Wild Atlantic Way.

From TheJournal.ie 9 essential tips for surviving this summer with kids The Longest Days

9 essential tips for surviving this summer with kids

From green fingers to the Lazy Day Rule.

From TheJournal.ie Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires Improving Ireland

Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires

Several sites around Ireland are being ‘adopted’ by their local communities.

From TheJournal.ie No plans for the long weekend? Here's 16 brilliant Irish things to see Heritage Ireland

No plans for the long weekend? Here's 16 brilliant Irish things to see

No matter where in the country you are…

From TheJournal.ie Poisoned by a priest or an unknown illness? The mysterious death at Lough Oughter Heritage Ireland
From TheJournal.ie The king in 'high spirits' who arrived to Ireland stuffed with goose pie and Irish whiskey Heritage Ireland

The king in 'high spirits' who arrived to Ireland stuffed with goose pie and Irish whiskey

Plus: Being young in the1980s and coveting a football-shaped radio.

From TheJournal.ie The bizarre way this castle protected itself from deadly attackers Heritage Ireland

The bizarre way this castle protected itself from deadly attackers

Plus: a group of aristocratic playboys who drank, caroused and got up to all manner of blasphemy and badness in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Brian Boru's 'Island of Churches' is the perfect place to relax and unwind Heritage Ireland

Brian Boru's 'Island of Churches' is the perfect place to relax and unwind

Plus: the ancient monastery of Iniscealtra.

From TheJournal.ie The widowed Máire Rua married Cromwell's junior officer to keep her Burren house Heritage Ireland

The widowed Máire Rua married Cromwell's junior officer to keep her Burren house

Plus: The tomb effigy of Conor O’Brien, King of Munster, who was killed in a battle in 1267.

From TheJournal.ie The doctor who wanted to turn a castle into a mental asylum but blew it up with dynamite Heritage Ireland

The doctor who wanted to turn a castle into a mental asylum but blew it up with dynamite

Plus: The castle owner and King’s manin Carlow who married the Pirate Queen’s granddaughter

From TheJournal.ie One of Ireland's best medieval castles was the scene of a bitter showdown between two brothers Heritage Ireland

One of Ireland's best medieval castles was the scene of a bitter showdown between two brothers

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores Cahir in Tipperary, home to one of Ireland’s best-preserved medieval castles.

From TheJournal.ie One of Ireland's best high crosses is 1,200 years old and hidden in a small Kildare village Hidden Heritage

One of Ireland's best high crosses is 1,200 years old and hidden in a small Kildare village

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores a medieval house in Cork and a remarkable high cross in Kildare.

From TheJournal.ie The best medieval statue in Ireland is 8ft tall and in a ruined church in Kilkenny... Heritage Ireland

The best medieval statue in Ireland is 8ft tall and in a ruined church in Kilkenny...

Want to explore Ireland’s history? Archaeologist Neil Jackman has two suggestions for you to visit in Kilkenny.

From TheJournal.ie The huge 17th century fort in Cork where a key battle between two English kings was fought Heritage Ireland

The huge 17th century fort in Cork where a key battle between two English kings was fought

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores a huge fort in Kinsale and one of the most exquisite romantic gardens in the country.

From TheJournal.ie "A place of sacrifice": Tour the stone circle that freaked out a 1930s psychic Heritage Ireland

"A place of sacrifice": Tour the stone circle that freaked out a 1930s psychic

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores one of the country’s finest stone circles and the quiet final resting place of a remarkable penal times priest.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's largest Norman castle was built by a womaniser who ended up being decapitated Heritage Ireland

Ireland's largest Norman castle was built by a womaniser who ended up being decapitated

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores two of Ireland’s most beautiful castles – Emo Court in Laois and Trim Castle in Meath.

From TheJournal.ie These mysterious caves in a Sligo hillside carry secrets from the Ice Age Heritage Ireland

These mysterious caves in a Sligo hillside carry secrets from the Ice Age

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores two of Ireland’s most intriguing ancient sites – the Caves of Keash and Dun Aonghasa.

From TheJournal.ie Step from Ireland's pre-Famine past to life in the New World in the Sperrins Heritage Ireland

Step from Ireland's pre-Famine past to life in the New World in the Sperrins

Fancy stretching the legs over the Easter weekend? Archaeologist Neil Jackman has more suggestions for great historical sites to visit around the island of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie See the house built by Clonmel schoolmasters to show off their love of history Heritage Ireland

See the house built by Clonmel schoolmasters to show off their love of history

The Careys had a round tower, a medieval Norman-style hall and Gothic and Romanesque arches in their palatial 19th century pad.

From TheJournal.ie This dramatic Derry clifftop estate was a magnet for high society Heritage Ireland

This dramatic Derry clifftop estate was a magnet for high society

Archaeologist Neil Jackman finds medieval magic in Limerick and a splendid demesne in Derry.

From TheJournal.ie Ever heard of Darby's Bed? Diarmuid and Gráinne 'slept' here... Heritage Ireland

Ever heard of Darby's Bed? Diarmuid and Gráinne 'slept' here...

Discover this magical ancient site in Co Limerick, and a monastic complex that saved locals from slaughter in Kilkenny as Neil Jackman’s Heritage Ireland returns.

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: Deserted medieval towns, the Hellfire Club and Lady Rohesia's gem Discover Ireland

Heritage Ireland: Deserted medieval towns, the Hellfire Club and Lady Rohesia's gem

Archaeologist Neil Jackman leaves us for the winter with a bumper trip around Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: This may be the most stunning location for a castle Winter Is Coming

Heritage Ireland: This may be the most stunning location for a castle

Archaeologist Neil Jackman tours Dunluce Castle in Antrim, the ‘least-understood’ of the Boyne Valley tombs, and the wonderful Drumcliff in Sligo.

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: A born fighter, bloody battles and the castle at the heart of it Hidden Ireland

Heritage Ireland: A born fighter, bloody battles and the castle at the heart of it

Archaeologist Neil Jackman criss-crosses the country to bring you a massive cairn in Sligo, a castle in Antrim with a bloody past, and a dolmen with an interesting supersition…

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: The church at the crossroads of Dublin's ancient past Hidden History

Heritage Ireland: The church at the crossroads of Dublin's ancient past

St Audoen’s in Dublin city centre stands by the most ancient road into Dublin. (And learn, too, about where the monks from Skellig Michael fled from their lonely rock in the sea.)

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast Hidden History

Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast

Archaeologist Neil Jackman transports us to another batch of wonderful Irish historical gems in Sligo, Dublin – and that incredible southerly Copper Coast.

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Week: Here's how to kick off your weekend Heritage Ireland

Heritage Week: Here's how to kick off your weekend

In this special edition of our Heritage Ireland series, Neil Jackman takes his pick of Heritage Week events and fun…

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1,000 people Hidden History

Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1,000 people

Dunmore Cave has a chilling tale to tell visitors.

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world Hidden History

Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world

Let archaeologist Neil Jackman lead you through the amazing past and present of Hook Lighthouse as well as trips to a major ancient monastery and Georgian splendour.

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: Who is this man with the frightfully fancy tomb? Hidden History

Heritage Ireland: Who is this man with the frightfully fancy tomb?

Archaeologist Neil Jackman brings us on a round tower with a view and a fantastically flamboyant neo-gothic mansion.

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: A magnificent doorway into Laois's sacred past Heritage Ireland

Heritage Ireland: A magnificent doorway into Laois's sacred past

Archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us to an ancient monastery with breathtaking sculpture, a medieval fortress built by an Irish lord – and a manor house fit for a queen…

From TheJournal.ie Digging Tlachtga: Discovering secrets from Ireland's past Heritage Ireland

Digging Tlachtga: Discovering secrets from Ireland's past

Archaeologist Neil Jackman with the final part of his three-part series on the momentous dig on the ancient site of Tlachtga in Meath.

From TheJournal.ie Digging Tlachtga: Getting into the trenches with Ireland's past Heritage Ireland

Digging Tlachtga: Getting into the trenches with Ireland's past

Archaeologist Neil Jackman with part two of his three-part series on the momentous dig on the ancient site of Tlachtga in Meath.

From TheJournal.ie Dig this: How we plan to get to heart of one of Ireland's most mysterious sites Heritage Ireland

Dig this: How we plan to get to heart of one of Ireland's most mysterious sites

The first in a series of three articles which follows the discoveries being made at Tlachtga – one of Ireland’s most enigmatic archaeological sites.

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: Discovering the ancient Slí Mhór among the bluebells Take A Walk

Heritage Ireland: Discovering the ancient Slí Mhór among the bluebells

Archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us through an ancient roadway that traversed Ireland, a fine medieval priory and an intriguing hermit cell hidden in a church.

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend History

Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend

Lovely Doneraile Park, ancient Derrynaflan and iconic Clonmacnoise – archaeologist Neil Jackman guides you through these magical sites.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Where was St Brigid's firehouse and why did the flame go out? Heritage

Hidden Ireland: Where was St Brigid's firehouse and why did the flame go out?

This week, archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us through a mysterious and massive Bronze Age complex in Tyrone and medieval treasures in Kildare and Kilkenny.

From TheJournal.ie Glorious: See Glendalough in all its autumnal technicolour Heritage Ireland

Glorious: See Glendalough in all its autumnal technicolour

This week, Neil Jackman captures the Wicklow site at a point when its beauty is matched only by its archaeological significance.

From TheJournal.ie What’s your favourite heritage site? Ireland This post contains images

What’s your favourite heritage site?

Heritage Week begins today. There are many sites to choose from, but what do you think is the best?

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