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Ancient Tomb Captured both Sun and Moon __ "An ancient Irish tomb may have been built with a light chamber aligned not only to the Sun, but to the Moon as well." Read about the discovery and the archaeological evidence in this BBC article. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/313720.stm

Archaeoastronomy __ An excellent website about archaeoastronomy and the megalithic monuments of Ireland. Many articles, charts and more. - illustrated - From Paul Griffin - http://www.bluhorizonlines.org/

The Céide Fields of North Mayo __ "The Céide Fields are an important Stone Age land use site in Ireland." - illustrated - By University College Dublin - http://www.ucd.ie/~ucdnews/feb96/feature.html

The Discovery Programme, Archaeological Research... __ "The Discovery Programme is an organization dedicated to researching Ireland's past from the most ancient times." - photos and other illustrations - By the discovery Programme Ltd. - http://www.discoveryprogramme.ie/

 

Dunamase __ About the archaeological research at the medieval castle of Dunamase in County Laois, Ireland- http://homepage.eircom.net/~dunamase/Dunamase.html

Excavations.ie. Searchable Database of Irish Excavation Reports__ "This database contains summary accounts of all the excavations carried out in Ireland – North and South – from 1985 to 1999. It has been compiled from the published Excavations Bulletins from those years, with a similar format. The Excavations Bulletin was started by Tom Delaney in the early 1970s, and was revived by Claire Cotter in 1985. Since 1986 it has been compiled by Isabel Bennett and published by Wordwell, with support from the Office of Public Works, latterly Dúchas The Heritage Service, Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands." - http://www.excavations.ie/Pages/HomePage.php
 
Glinsk Survey __ "Learn about the village of Glinsk, Ireland archaeological survey as part of the effort to restore Ballinakill Abbey in Galway. The abbey dates from the 13th century which was the earliest Irish Gothic period." - photos - http://homepages.iol.ie/~sec/glinsk.htm

Irish Archaeological Sites __ "This page is intended as a brief introduction to some of the many types of archaeological monuments which can be seen in Ireland." - illustrated - By the Heritage Council - http://www.iol.ie/~sec/sites.htm

Irish National Heritage Park __ "This unique park in Ireland contains reconstructions of archaeological monuments from various periods of Irish history." - photos and other illustrations - From Irish National Heritage Park - http://www.inhp.com/

Neolithic Houses in Corbally, Co. Kildare __ Read about research on prehistoric houses in Ireland. "In 1998, three Neolithic houses and associated features were identified and fully excavated in Corbally, Co. Kildare, on the site of a modern quarry. Six radiocarbon dates for very small samples of charred organic remains, either cereal grains or hazelnut shell, returned from Groningen, the Netherlands, ranged from approximately 3625 BC to 3800 BC." - illustrated - From Margaret Gowen & Co Ltd. - http://www.mglarc.com/projects/corballyfinal.htm

 

 

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