John McCullen at the excavations of a 13th-century monastic site on his farm at Beamore, Co Meath.   The excavations are being funded by FBD. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A medieval window found by a farmer in his field has been the key to discovering what is regarded by historians as “hugely significant” remains of a C(...)

Archaeologists work with Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin at the passage tomb site at Dowth Hall, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Polynesia’s Easter Island, Wiltshire’s Stonehenge and southern Peru’s Nazca desert lines crop up regularly in the “top 10” world’s greatest “archaeolo(...)

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 heatwave has been described as “critical” in the discovery of a henge, or circular enclosure in the Unesco World Heritage Site close to Newgrange (...)

Matthew and Geraldine Stout lead the dig at Newgrange. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly

The first research excavations at Newgrange, Co Meath in more than 30 years have begun, after a geophysical survey showed what could prove to be an “e(...)

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(...)