Archaeologists have discovered a significant number of Viking-era artifacts and architectural remains during the building of Dublin’s new Hodson Bay Hotel in the Coombe. Among the architectural findings were the ruins of 11th century Hiberno-Norse houses with post-and-wattle fences, as well as later settlements from the 13th to 14th centuries. The team also found a medieval stone well,Read more..
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An Irish American New York University student made a once-in-a-lifetime discovery in July when she spotted what turned out to be a 12th century kite brooch (pictured right) in the sand on Omey Island, near Cleggan, in Connemara, an area long associated with burials and pilgrimage. McKenna McFadden, a film and television production major minoringRead more..
Brian Murray, a retired civil servant from Newtownards, County Down, found two gold Roman rings and a silver belt buckle using a metal detector on the shores of Murlough in Dundrum Bay in June. “I was actually collecting militaria on the shores of Murlough,” the 65-year-old told the BBC. “It was an American training areaRead more..
How many men can say they live with four women and the only woolly mammoth in Ireland? Harris Moore can, because his home in Ventry on the western Dingle Peninsula is also the unique Prehistoric Celtic Museum, whose feature attraction is “Millie,” a 300,000-year-old woolly mammoth. Moore, 41, divides his time between his chores asRead more..