A view of the  archaeological site discovered at Liopa Thoir in Co Galway

An archaeologist has said a site recently discovered in Connemara, Co Galway may have been a crannóg dating back over 4,000 years. Michael Gibbons sa(...)

Ireland’s shortest day of the year will not fall on December 21st this year. Photograph: John Lalor/NMS

A group of competition winners arrived in Newgrange on Saturday morning hoping to see the chamber fill with light for the winter solstice, which this (...)

A GIS generated terrain model of the Newgrange flood plain at Brú na Bóinne showing the principal archaeological sites from the 2018 aerial survey.

The full scale of archaeological discoveries at Newgrange revealed by the summer drought has been described as “staggering”. A series of “immense” ti(...)

The record dry spell has been credited with the discovery of a previously unknown monument beside Newgrange, Co Meath. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson/Anthony Murphy

The National Monuments Service (NMS) received 66 reports of newly identified monuments during the months of July and August 2018, it has confirmed. M(...)

RMS Lusitania: the main ship’s telegraph has been recovered from the wreck site, off the Head of Kinsale. Photograph: Department of Heritage

Divers have recovered the telegraph from the Lusitania, which many had feared was lost after a failed recovery operation last year. Divers had alrea(...)

When the Mitchell family bought a plot of land on the exclusive Carton Demesne estate in Co Kildare, they thought they had secured their dream home. T(...)

Mayo shipwreck: the twisted timbers after storms exposed them at Thallabawn in 1983. Painting: Michael Viney

On a lean, worn coastline so open to Atlantic storms it can be hard for human history to keep its story intact. The big strand below us at Thallabawn,(...)

 The Skellig Michael site after the removal of Lucasfilm’s tents and equipment. Photograph: An Taisce

A report into the Star Wars filming on Skellig Michael in early September has found that Lucasfilm’s presence had “no adverse impact on seabirds, thei(...)

For 600 years Skellig Michael  was a centre of monastic life for Irish Christian monks. The Celtic monastery, which is situated almost at the summit of the 230-metre-high rock, became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1996. File photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

A senior University College Cork archaeology lecturer has criticised Government’s “sidelining” of State agencies responsible for the Unesco world heri(...)

Scaffolding surrounds the 16th century O’Flaherty Castle on Ballynahinch Lake in Connemara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Management at the Connemara hotel owned by businessman Denis O’Brien says it has full authorisation for survey work currently being undertaken on a 16(...)