Brian O Carra

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The stump of a 7,500-year-old tree, part of  a drowned forest  exposed by storms at Spiddal, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When the moon rising over the Claddagh and the sun setting over the Aran Islands moved a Fermanagh-born and Galway-tutored medical graduate Dr Arthur (...)

 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 (...)