Pictured near the site with some of the red deer antlers from 500 AD which were found on the outskirts of Galway city are Brian O Carra, author of the paper on the site (left) and geologist, Prof Mike Williams. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Red deer antlers and horse bones dating back 1,500 years from north Galway Bay could have formed part of a ritual ceremony.The antlers, skulls, jaws (...)