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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.

This man has your childhood dream job: Neil the archaeologist

DailyEdge.ie speaks to the people who have the jobs you wanted as a kid.

From TheJournal.ie Five thousand years of death: The secrets uncovered at Hellfire Club site Montpelier Hill

Five thousand years of death: The secrets uncovered at Hellfire Club site

TheJournal.ie was invited to explore the first archaeological dig into a passage tomb on Montpelier Hill. How could we resist?

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Archaeologists explore an ancient tomb beside the Hellfire Club Passage Grave

Watch: Archaeologists explore an ancient tomb beside the Hellfire Club

A team led by Neil Jackman are attempting to uncover the site’s secrets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Neil Jackman's guide to the historical gems of Waterford Waterford 1100

Neil Jackman's guide to the historical gems of Waterford

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

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen's Day walk Walk It Off

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Ready to meet Ireland's very first farmers? Heritage

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Step into the site where Halloween began Spooky Sites

Hidden Ireland: Step into the site where Halloween began

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

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn Heritage

Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Have you seen this ancient carving of a hurley and sliotar? Hidden Ireland

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley Heritage

Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley

Highest waterfalls, venerable mansions, ancient tombs, rare bog flora, proud forts of lost chieftains. Head to Co Derry if all that tickles your fancy.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: Heritage Week and the treasures of Waterford Heritage Week

Hidden Ireland: Heritage Week and the treasures of Waterford

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman focuses on the historical gems of Waterford – and what you can see in Heritage Week, kicking off today!

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey Heritage

Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three fascinating places to visit this weekend in Wexford, Galway and Meath.

From TheJournal.ie History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth Hidden History

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman shines a spotlight on a town chock-full of interesting sites for you to visit this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Ever wondered where medieval Dubliners went for a pint? Hidden Ireland

Ever wondered where medieval Dubliners went for a pint?

A bloody massacre at a picnic in Ranelagh, mass graves of Black Death victims in Dublin 8: this and more in our illustrated guide of Viking and medieval Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit Hidden Ireland

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman suggests four (free) heritage sites to visit in Cork, Galway, Louth and Laois.

From TheJournal.ie 4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology Hidden Ireland

4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology

Follow in the footsteps of St Patrick this weekend… or at least to the places he’s reputed to have visited for special events.

From TheJournal.ie Archaeologist brings Ireland's heritage to life in new audio guide Abarta

Archaeologist brings Ireland's heritage to life in new audio guide

Irish archaeologist Neil Jackman says wanted to “create something positive” when he found himself unemployed – and so he rounded up a talented team to bring Ireland’s history to life.

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