The remaining walls of Arkin’s Castle on Inis Mór, stonework from which  been exposed by storm surges which burst through the castle’s sea gate. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway Bay could be a “younger” geological formation than previously estimated, following precise dating of a fragment from an ancient oak trackway u(...)

Skellig Michael. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Archaeologist and art historian Dr Niamh Whitfield has said she is “astonished” the State has allowed filming for the latest Star Wars episode on Ske(...)

The Star Wars freighter-turned-fighter brings  Mark Hamill (the original Luke Skywalker) to Skellig Michael today. Warning: The Irish Times cannot verify the authenticity of this photograph (but it’s obviously real).

Filming of scenes for Star Wars: Episode VII begins this afternoon on Skellig Michael in Co Kerry. Cast and crew of the upcoming movie – includ(...)

Archaeologist Michael Gibbons at the area on Omey Island where prehistoric remains were revealed by  Atlantic storms. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The recent archaeological finds along the western seaboard are creating great excitement among locals, but a Clifden-based archaeologist believes m(...)

Galway Heritage Officer Dr Jim Higgins with two stone axe heads, thought to be more than 5,000 years old, found on the Galway coastline. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Archaeologists have identified yet more historic material thrown up by the new year storms on the Atlantic seaboard, including a pink granite q(...)

Air Corps crew and OPW workers remove a delivery of stone from the helipad on Skellig Michael. Photographs: David Sleator

The Air Corps has flown restoration materials by helicopter to Skellig Michael, off the Kerry coast, for the third time, a month before the Une(...)

Lorna Moylan holding a polished stone axe and her aunt Elizabeth Moylan with a late Mesolithic mudstone axe which they  found at Ardmore, Connemara. Photograph: Kieran Moylan

Two stone axes, one of which could be 5,000 years old, have been found on the Connemara coast after the recent storms and sea surges along the Atlanti(...)

 Archaeologist Michael Gibbons at the area on Omey Island where prehistoric remains were revealed by damage caused by the Atlantic storms. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Destruction wreaked along Connacht’s coastline in the recent storms has exposed archaeology dating back to the Neolithic period on Connemara’s Omey(...)

The stone visible on the altar is the “Leac na Naomh” which the locals used to swear upon in order to cause storms to prove that they spoke the truth.

A medieval pilgrimage “round”, or circuit, has been identified on the Mayo island of Caher, which archaeologists believe shines fresh light on reli(...)

It is believed that up to 100 people may have lived in the village on Inishbofin, which has been excavated by a team of archaelogists from the Univesrity of Notre Dame. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

US archaeologists have excavated part of a “lost” village on the Galway island of Inishbofin which may have been wiped out by an early 19th century fa(...)

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