Prof Mike Williams, geologist wtih NUI Galway Earth and Ocean Sciences, recording data on the  remains of an oak trackway, estimated to be between 3,700  years old, on the shoreline near Furbo. The trackway was uncovered by last winter’s storms. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The north Connemara coastline could be one of this island’s richest “time capsules” of life before sea levels rose, according to State archaeologists(...)

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(...)