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A 4000-year-old body is found preserved in an Irish peat bog, in Cashel, in Ireland's midlands. To scientists and historians, it could offer brand new clues to solve an ancient mystery: the hundreds of bodies found mummified in the boglands of Northern Europe

Sam Maguire Cup. Awarded to the winners of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. Sam Maguire was a native of Dunmanway, Co. Cork.

The world's first survey of a whole country using modern techniques was carried out in Ireland in 1829-1842, by the Ordnance Survey of Ireland (established 1824) with a map at 6 inches to the mile appearing in 1842

The Burren in Co. Clare has over 2,700 recorded monuments some dating back over 6,000 years

Zooarchaeologists specialise in identifying animal bone and together with environmental archaeologists provide us with important information about past environments and how they changed over time.

Researching, analysing, cleaning, preserving, and caring for a broad range of archaeological objects

LiDAR – Light Detection And Ranging is a remote sensing technology that uses a laser to collect height and elevational data. The laser emits a light pulse and the time taken for the pulse to return back to a sensor is recorded, giving a distance between objects.

A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualise, question, analyse, interpret, and understand data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.

The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth—not an actual tapestry—nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England.

Santiago de Compostela is associated with one of the major themes of medieval history.

Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

The remarkable neolithic site at Céide Fields in County Mayo, Ireland, contains the oldest known stone-walled fields in the world – dating back nearly 6,000 years.

The Gathering is a tourism-led initiative in Ireland. It aims to mobilise the Irish diaspora to return to Ireland during 2013.

Dr Martin has directed excavations on the three Armada wrecks in Ireland, and further afield. He is author of 'The Spanish Armada' and 'Full Fathom Five' and he has taught maritime archaeology at St. Andrews University for 30 years.

Animation of a laser scan survey of Drombeg Stone Circle, Glandore, Co.Cork. Surveyed using a Faro Focus 120 scanner by the Discovery Programme as part of the 3D-ICONS project.

We investigate the castle that helped create Great Britain and learn why it was such an impregnable fortress

Funeral rites are as old as the human race itself. Every culture and civilisation has attended to the proper care of their dead.

Musical mice play a piano tune to commemorate a birthday.

Between the 15th and 17th centuries the custom of building castles gave way to the building of structures whose main function was as a residence, rather than a solely defensive site. These buildings were called tower houses.

This is the holiest shrine of the Jewish world. The Western Wall is part of the retaining wall supporting the temple mount built by Herod in 20 B.C.

Following the reports that Our Lady of Lourdes had appeared to Bernadette Soubirous on a total of eighteen occasions, Lourdes has developed into a major place of Roman Catholic pilgrimage and of miraculous healings.

The Medieval era was violent. Castles were built to act as power bases. Lands were subject to invasion. There was always the threat of war or land disputes. Armies of paid Mercenaries were available to fight for the highest price.

RTE Nationwide programme

RTE Nationwide programme

Newgrange is part of a complex of monuments built along a bend of the River Boyne known collectively as Brú na Bóinne.

A history of pilgrimage in Ireland – a Catholic Focus documentary

Dating from the Neolithic, radiocarbon dates place its use to between 3,800 - 3,600 BC

Built in the late 16th century, Pucks Castle is located in Shankhill, Co. Dublin. It provided a refuge in 1690 for James II and his army fleeing the Battle of the Boyne.

Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. (born July 1, 1899), also known as Indy, is a fictional professor, archaeologist, and adventurer - the main protagonist of the 1981 adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark

A huge fort, with five defensive bastions around its perimeter, it was built in a star shape, a configuration that provided better defence against cannon fire than the older circular forts.

The Dublin 1913 Lockout began on 26th August 1913 when all the trams on O’Connell Street stopped with workers seeking pay rises ranging from 1s to 2s a week.

St Declan was a fifth century saint who brought Christianity to the southern part of Ireland and was particularly associated with the Deise tribe in Waterford and south Tipperary.

The Bayeux Tapestry consists of some fifty scenes with Latin tituli (captions), embroidered on linen with coloured woollen yarns. It is likely that it was commissioned by Bishop Odo.

Trim Castle was used as a centre of Norman administration for the Lordship of Meath, one of the new administrative areas of Ireland created by King Henry II of England. Hugh de Lacy took possession of it in 1172.

Assassin's Creed is a historical fiction action-adventure video game series.

A trebuchet (French trébuchet) is a siege engine used in the Middle Ages. It is sometimes called a counterweight trebuchet or counterpoise trebuchet.

Zea Harbour Project - the combined land and underwater archaeological investigation of the ancient harbours of Zea and Mounichia in the Piraeus - was launched in 2002.

Enclosed graveyard, c. 1720, containing the ruins of a medieval church.

Hajj, in Islam, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, which every adult Muslim of either sex must make at least once in his or her lifetime.