Children aged 5-12 years are invited to explore the Viking world through a simulated and controlled archaeology dig at Glendalough.

Archaeology digs, medieval festivals, a pollinator party and a recreation of Traveller life in the 1950s are just some of the events taking place duri(...)

When we speak in Ireland of “skin and hair flying”, it’s usually just an exaggerated description of a row. But there was a time, thanks to hurling, wh(...)

Sculptor Helen O’Connell at work carving limestone.
Warrior women at work

They have spent years training to become a bronze sculptor, a stone carver, a dedicated goldsmith or a tapestry weaver with patience and incredible fo(...)

Dr Andrew Halpin of the National Museum. Photograph: YouTube.

A senior employee of the National Museum of Ireland, who has been suspended for more than a year following complaints of sexual harassment, has brough(...)

The Great Yellow Bumblebee. Photograph: John Breen

In 2004, two scientists took on a mammoth task: to systematically survey every county in Ireland for bees. They figured it would take them two years, (...)

The four bronze Age gold pieces – which are large enough to fit around a person’s wrist –  were found in Co Donegal. Photograph: Caroline Carr/Donegal County Museum

Four solid gold rings dating back thousands of years to the Bronze Age have been found in Co Donegal. The National Museum of Ireland was alerted on (...)

Brenda Malone, a curator at the National Museum of Ireland, holds a poster used by campaigners during the  recent abortion referendum. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times

The day after Ireland’s recent abortion referendum, Brenda Malone woke up early, walked to her car and took a stepladder and some wire cutters out of (...)

Durrow Scarecrow Festival runs from July 29th to August 6th.

While we have already had enough sunshine for about three normal Irish summers, the season is only now really getting started, so we thought we’d look(...)

Weaver’s sword  on display at the launch of the  exhibition at Cork Public Museum. Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan/OSM Photo

Excavations at a former brewery in Cork have uncovered the foundations of 19 wooden Viking age houses from the 11th and 12th centuries. Some of the (...)

 Long-term plans: the National Museum on Dublin’s Kildare Street. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The National Museum will on Thursday unveil plans for new ways to stitch the institution into the fabric of Dublin. It hopes to do this by building a(...)

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