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

Jun 12th 2015, 8:00 PM 28,078 Views 30 Comments

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

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

May 15th 2015, 8:15 PM 31,682 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Apr 17th 2015, 9:30 PM 39,272 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Apr 4th 2015, 9:15 AM 13,057 Views 9 Comments

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.

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

Mar 21st 2015, 9:15 AM 26,144 Views 5 Comments

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

Did you ever climb 121 steps up through Irish history? You should
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Did you ever climb 121 steps up through Irish history? You should

Mar 7th 2015, 9:30 AM 21,159 Views 25 Comments

St Canice’s Cathedral – and its fantastically-preserved round tower – is a jewel in the centre of medieval Kilkenny.

This dramatic Derry clifftop estate was a magnet for high society
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This dramatic Derry clifftop estate was a magnet for high society

Feb 21st 2015, 9:15 AM 12,299 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Feb 7th 2015, 9:15 AM 19,599 Views 19 Comments

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.

Uncovering another Ireland... by cycling 1000kms along an old railway line
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Uncovering another Ireland... by cycling 1000kms along an old railway line

Jan 18th 2015, 9:15 AM 27,268 Views 19 Comments

Artist Pamela de Brí found lots of interesting people and places during her trip.

Five incredible things we discovered about Ireland's hidden history in the last year
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Five incredible things we discovered about Ireland's hidden history in the last year

Jan 3rd 2015, 10:15 AM 18,697 Views 6 Comments

Take some time out to read all about these pockets of Ireland’s past.

Many Irish 'ghost stories' are untrue... except these ones
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Many Irish 'ghost stories' are untrue... except these ones

Oct 27th 2014, 9:15 AM 54,288 Views 46 Comments

And this man has written a book about them.

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

Oct 18th 2014, 9:45 AM 19,242 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Oct 4th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,473 Views 4 Comments

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…

What's being done about historic gravestones at the 'Cabbage Gardens' being vandalised?
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What's being done about historic gravestones at the 'Cabbage Gardens' being vandalised?

Sep 21st 2014, 11:15 AM 16,171 Views 30 Comments

The burial site is located in a park, but even CCTV hasn’t deterred people from vandalising them.

Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast
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Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast

Sep 6th 2014, 9:15 AM 17,977 Views 8 Comments

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

Where in Ireland was the 'Doll's House'?
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Where in Ireland was the 'Doll's House'?

Aug 30th 2014, 9:45 AM 15,241 Views 14 Comments

It was immortalised in a Frank O’Connor story.

Here's how graves were protected from bodysnatchers in 1800s Cork...
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Here's how graves were protected from bodysnatchers in 1800s Cork...

Aug 17th 2014, 9:15 AM 32,535 Views 29 Comments

‘Bodysnatching grilles’ were not an uncommon sight.

Here's who worried about prostitutes, thieves and riots in Irish cinemas in 1910...
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Here's who worried about prostitutes, thieves and riots in Irish cinemas in 1910...

Aug 16th 2014, 5:30 PM 12,000 Views 9 Comments

Worries on the big screen.

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

Aug 9th 2014, 9:45 AM 50,811 Views 14 Comments

Dunmore Cave has a chilling tale to tell visitors.

These handbags held the precious belongings of asylum patients
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These handbags held the precious belongings of asylum patients

Aug 9th 2014, 9:15 AM 22,792 Views 14 Comments

A new exhibition by artist Alan Counihan tells their story.

The mysterious young doctor who captured Ireland in black and white
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The mysterious young doctor who captured Ireland in black and white

Aug 4th 2014, 7:00 PM 28,483 Views 9 Comments

John J Clarke loved taking photographs of the world around him – and luckily for us, 200 of his photos have been digitised.

This Wexford man walked 10,000 miles through China in 1914 to find his family
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This Wexford man walked 10,000 miles through China in 1914 to find his family

Aug 2nd 2014, 9:15 AM 16,109 Views 25 Comments

Dr Hadden survived 2,000 people throwing “clods of earth” at him during one point in his journey…

Digging Tlachtga: Discovering secrets from Ireland's past
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Digging Tlachtga: Discovering secrets from Ireland's past

Jun 14th 2014, 9:15 AM 11,842 Views 6 Comments

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

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

May 31st 2014, 9:15 AM 9,673 Views 7 Comments

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

Heritage Ireland: Discovering the ancient Slí Mhór among the bluebells
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Heritage Ireland: Discovering the ancient Slí Mhór among the bluebells

May 3rd 2014, 9:45 AM 14,041 Views 12 Comments

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.

Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend
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Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend

Apr 19th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,180 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Apr 5th 2014, 9:45 AM 13,375 Views 8 Comments

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

David Walsh has been to 503 islands off Ireland's coast. He's now written a book.
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David Walsh has been to 503 islands off Ireland's coast. He's now written a book.

Mar 30th 2014, 11:30 AM 23,794 Views 16 Comments

“The tide can be flooding past the rock so you only get one shot,” Walsh explains.

Hidden Ireland: Were these giant tombs a big show of oneupmanship?
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Hidden Ireland: Were these giant tombs a big show of oneupmanship?

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:15 AM 16,046 Views 32 Comments

This week, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Tipperary, Kerry and the Dublin mountains.

Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland
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Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland

Mar 8th 2014, 9:15 AM 16,104 Views 41 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman takes us on a guided tour of the treasures of one of Ireland’s most important historical hotspots.

Neil Jackman's guide to the historical gems of Waterford
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Neil Jackman's guide to the historical gems of Waterford

Jan 12th 2014, 10:30 AM 11,911 Views 67 Comments

That’s 1100 years of history in the making, you know.

Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen's Day walk
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Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen's Day walk

Dec 26th 2013, 9:15 AM 17,882 Views 18 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman picks fascinating sites nationwide for a stroll today.

Glorious: See Glendalough in all its autumnal technicolour
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Glorious: See Glendalough in all its autumnal technicolour

Nov 23rd 2013, 9:45 AM 16,449 Views 12 Comments

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

Hidden Ireland: Ready to meet Ireland's very first farmers?
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Hidden Ireland: Ready to meet Ireland's very first farmers?

Nov 9th 2013, 9:45 AM 11,740 Views 9 Comments

This week, archaeologist Neil Jackman is awed by the Neolithic treasures of Lough Gur, as well as a stunning Kerry fort complex and a Galway medieval cathedral.

Hidden Ireland: Ancient Ireland's secrets unveiled
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Hidden Ireland: Ancient Ireland's secrets unveiled

Nov 2nd 2013, 9:45 AM 22,153 Views 19 Comments

You’ll be inspired to take a trip to your local heritage site after reading this.

Hidden Ireland: Step into the site where Halloween began
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Hidden Ireland: Step into the site where Halloween began

Oct 26th 2013, 9:45 AM 30,354 Views 41 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman steers us around some spooky ancient Samhain spots in Roscommon, Dublin, Meath and Wexford. Hold us.

Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive
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Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive

Oct 19th 2013, 9:45 AM 13,694 Views 5 Comments

These top tips from National Library of Ireland’s conservation expert could help you hold onto family memories for longer.

Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn
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Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn

Oct 12th 2013, 9:45 AM 18,400 Views 48 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman leads us through a mystical stone circle in Donegal, an abbey with a bloody past in Mayo and a medieval village in Cork.

Hidden Ireland: Have you seen this ancient carving of a hurley and sliotar?
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Hidden Ireland: Have you seen this ancient carving of a hurley and sliotar?

Sep 28th 2013, 9:15 AM 14,823 Views 26 Comments

For the All-Ireland hurling replay day that’s in it, check out that historic gem (in Donegal!) and others in Tipperary and Tyrone as part of Neil Jackman’s bi-weekly series.

Hidden Ireland: The passage tomb that predates Newgrange by 700 years
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Hidden Ireland: The passage tomb that predates Newgrange by 700 years

Sep 14th 2013, 9:15 AM 24,774 Views 25 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three fascinating places to visit this weekend in Sligo, Kildare and Fermanagh.

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