All Blog Posts Tagged 'Archaeology' (9)

Digging Up Graves at Duffy's Cut

(We would ordinarily would not reprint an entire article from another publication, but I'm sure our friends at the Irish American News won't object to us doing it in this case. Please if you can, help this cause. These ancestors call out for the support of every Irishman and Irish-American from across the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 22, 2016 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments


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Facebook Competition (Best Picture of a Cillin)

Our thanks to Colm of http://irisharchaeology.ie for his donation (the first) of a prize for our ongoing "Best Photo of a Cillin" competition -- cillin description …

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on October 16, 2016 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Clare's Quin Abbey, Among Ireland's Hidden Sacred Ground

Throughout Ireland's lovely and storied countryside, visitors can find magnificent religious sites that are a testament to Ireland's glorious and tragic history. Some of the best known include the Rock of Cashel, St. Kevin's Monastery at Glendalough, and the ancient university of Clonmacnoise.

But in addition to these…

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Added by Michael Quane on August 2, 2015 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

The Bog Road

“The Bog Road” as it is know is a three mile stretch of road between Athlone and the village of Clonown. The village has the unusual distinction of not having a pub - for Ireland this is quite an anomaly!…

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Added by Bog Buddies on May 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Irish Bog Archaeology: Fadden More Psalter

The Fadden More Psalter, a book of psalms as old as the Book of Kells, was found by turf cutters in a Tipperary bog in 2006.  It is written in Latin and includes illuminated letters and other decoration.  Dr. Eamonn Kelly and his team at The National Museum of Ireland dated the book to around 800 AD, and spent five years restoring it. 

The find was very exciting to Irish…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on May 5, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Exploring Ireland's Bogs in The Virtual Síbín

On Wednesday, May 6th 2015, we were joined by two special guests: World renowned archaeologist and "bog bodies" specialist Dr. Eamon…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Irish Bog Archaeology: Meet the Bog Bodies

Turf cutters have unearthed more than home heating fuel from Ireland's bogs.  Bog bodies - naturally preserved human remains - are a fascinating study.  The chemical composition of the bog has antibiotic properties which kill the bacteria that would normally break down the flesh.  The…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on May 4, 2015 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Caiseal a' Bhaoisgin -- Often Overlooked, Not To Be Missed

Creevykeel Court Tomb is made up of a long, trapeze shaped cairn which encloses an oval court, and a burial chamber that is…

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Added by Bit Devine on July 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments


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'Let's Get Back to Focus': A Letter From Toni Maguire to Members

To Whom It May Concern,

The revelations surrounding the potential burial of infants and children at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in Galway has resonated around the world and shocked our global community. We protest at the horror of it and demand justice for those who were the most vulnerable in Irish society at a time when such violation of basic civil rights…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on June 28, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

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