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John McCullen at the excavations of a 13th-century monastic site on his farm at Beamore, Co Meath.   The excavations are being funded by FBD. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A medieval window found by a farmer in his field has been the key to discovering what is regarded by historians as “hugely significant” remains of a C(...)

Cider can claim to be one of the most ancient Irish drinks of all. Photograph: iStock Cider can claim to be one of the most ancient Irish drinks of all. Photograph: iStock

We hear a lot about local spirit and beer producers, but possibly the most Irish drink of all is cider (and we are talking about craft cider here) whi(...)

Buzz Aldrin, an American engineer and  astronaut, was one of the first two humans to land on the moon. Photograph: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The new film Apollo 11 about the first spaceflight to the moon is due for release in Ireland this coming weekend. It consists solely of high-quality a(...)

 Cyclists taking part in the  Ring of Kerry cycle.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Ring of Kerry Cycle Background: The ROK Charity Cycle has been going for 36 years and brings together 10,000 participants on an annual basis making (...)

Bram Stoker Festival: the Dublin event runs from Friday until Monday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

The final bank-holiday weekend before we give up the ghost for the year has, happily, plenty of ghostcentric events – and a whole lot more besides, ri(...)

Liga Jarovoja (right) and Bronagh Beattie, head chef and sous chef at the new Merrow restaurant in the PÁLÁS Arthouse Cinema in Galway

Merrow restaurant, named after the mermaids of Irish folklore, opened this week at the PÁLÁS Arthouse Cinema in Galway’s Latin Quarter. Latvian-born L(...)

Fish doesn’t need to be cooked by a magician to make it delectable. Photograph: Getty Images

How did we become so infatuated with cod and salmon? We are a beef nation after all. I’m always surprised how little time we give to fish, trying othe(...)

Cherub and sphinx statue in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

If you’ve travelled abroad this summer, you may have handed over some of your hard-earned cash at one of the world’s leading tourist attractions. You (...)

Archaeologists work with Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin at the passage tomb site at Dowth Hall, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Polynesia’s Easter Island, Wiltshire’s Stonehenge and southern Peru’s Nazca desert lines crop up regularly in the “top 10” world’s greatest “archaeolo(...)

It is believed to have been built 500 years after Newgrange. Photograph: Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

The henge discovered near Newgrange, Co Meath last week may be astronomically aligned. Anthony Murphy, who discovered the henge, confirmed on Friday (...)

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