“Frobisher’s gold” is still washing ashore. Photograph: Courtesy of  The Cherish Project

A number of summers ago, my father Tom Finn and I scrambled down a cliff – we called it abseiling – at Smerwick Harbour in Co Kerry in search of gold.(...)

 From left: the curator of Glendalough: Power, Prayer and Pilgrimage Matthew Seaver. with Minister for  Culture Catherine Martin and  Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A bronze coated iron hand-bell found at a site near Glendalough in Co Wicklow will be on display for the first time as part of a new exhibition at the(...)

The results published in Nature debunk the modern image of the typical Viking both within Scandinavia and across Europe. Photograph: iStock

Some 1,300 years after Viking invaders from Scandinavia set foot in Ireland, DNA technology has enabled scientists to determine their genetic make-up.(...)

A coin from Henry II’s reign. The Battle of Áth an Chip in the summer of 1270 was the biggest reverse the Anglo-Normans suffered since first landing in Ireland a century before.

Irish victories over a foreign foe are rare enough to be revered through the centuries, yet one 750 years ago has been almost completely forgotten. (...)

In April, locals out walking in River Valley Park Swords spotted exposed human skeletal remains.

Skeletal remains of a 12 year old found in a north Dublin park earlier this year in a medieval “plague” burial ground have been removed for analysis f(...)

Newgrange passage tomb. Photograph: Ken Williams

The genetic make-up of an adult male buried in the heart of the ancient Newgrange passage tomb indicates he was among a ruling social elite and in-bre(...)

Baskets have been a part of Irish rural life for centuries

A little DIY could make a real difference for those trying to holiday at home While we all want to get away from it all, after a long confi(...)

Emer Davis and Sean Brady with their daughters Zaira and Iseult at the Taj Mahal during monsoon season.

Flying from Ireland into India five days before 1.3 billion people went into Covid-19 lockdown might sound like jumping from the frying pan into the f(...)

William Rowan Hamilton: In his winning essay, Hayes focuses on the ‘flash of genius’ Hamilton experienced in October 1843 when he carved the equation that had just come to his mind into the stones of Broombridge on the Royal Canal near Cabra, in Dublin

NUI Galway maths student James Hayes (17) is the 2020 winner of the Mary Mulvihill Award, the science media competition for third-level students. The(...)

The second World War photo album of Albert Sutton, who died in 2018 at the age of 96

A photo album from an Irish second World War veteran who was present at the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp has been made public fo(...)

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