Ireland's Top 100 Heritage Discoveries
The Corlea, Co. Longford Iron Age Trackway
The Corlea, Co. Longford trackway was the first Iron Age road ever found in Ireland.
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The Bann Disc
The Bann Disc is one of the most outstanding pieces of metalwork surviving from the Irish Iron Age.
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Ireland’s oldest burials
In 2001 Ireland's oldest burials of two Mesolithic hunter-gathers were uncovered near the River Shannon at Hermitage, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.
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The Discovery of the Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery
It was not until 1896 that the full significance of the cairns at Carrowkeel, Co. Sligo were first realised.
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The Iron Age hoard from Lisnacrogher, Co. Antrim
In the 1880s the largest find of Iron Age metalwork ever found in Ireland was made at Lisnacrogher, Co. Antrim.
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The Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland: Raymond le Gros’ fort at Baginbun.
In the second wave of the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland Raymond le Gros and his small force landed at the promontory fort at Baginbun in Wexford in May 1170 and awaited the arrival of Strongbow and his army.
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Heritage Discoveries: The Newgrange Solar Alignment
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Heritage Discoveries: The copper mines at Ross Island, Co. Kerry
The copper mines at Ross Island, Co. Kerry, the earliest known from Britain or Ireland, were the main supplier of copper to Britain and Ireland at the beginning of the metal age.
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Heritage Discoveries: The Tamlaght Hoard, Co. Armagh
The Tamlaght, Co. Armagh hoard opens a window into Ireland’s network of European-wide trade relations in the Late Bronze Age.
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Heritage Discoveries: The Roman Burial from Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny
In 1852 a Roman burial was found in Irelnd in a field near Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny
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Heritage Discoveries: The Great Clare Gold Find
In 1854 the largest hoard of gold objects ever found in northern Europe was dug up by railway labourers at Mooghaun in Co. Clare.
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Heritage Discoveries: The Navan Sanctuary
The Iron Age sanctuary at Navan Fort, Co. Armagh is one of the most spectacular structures known from ancient Ireland.
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Heritage Discoveries: The Derrynaflan Hoard
The finding of the Derrynaflan hoard in Killeens bog Co. Tipperary in 1980 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of modern times.
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