Monthly Archives: December 2011

Irelands stunning gold on display National Museum Dublin

In 1854 the largest hoard of gold objects ever found in northern Europe was dug up by railway labourers at Mooghaun in Co. Clare. In March 1854 during the construction of the Ennis to Limerick railway line a group of … Continue reading

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Derrynaflan Hoard found in Killeens bog County Tipperary

The finding of the Derrynaflan hoard in Killeens bog Co. Tipperary in 1980 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of modern times. Derrynaflan is a small island of mineral soil in Killeens bog Co. Tipperary. The site was an … Continue reading

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Battle of Tara in 980 AD

The Irish victory at the battle of Tara in 980 AD opened the way for the capture of Viking Dublin and the freeing of the Irish slaves. The Viking city of Dublin had by the tenth century grown into a … Continue reading

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Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin Ireland

Glasnevin Cemetery, on the Finglas Road in Glasnevin, Dublin, was opened under the patronage of Daniel O’Connell in 1832 and contains his crypt with its monumental Round Tower as well as the graves of many other notable people such as … Continue reading

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Horse racing in Ireland

The love of the Irish for horseracing goes back to ancient times.  One of the Brehon Laws was that sons of kings and chiefs in fosterage were to be given horses to race.  Some of these races took place on … Continue reading

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Private day tours to County Meath Ireland from Dublin

Visiting Dublin soon looking to arrange private day tours to discover the highlights in County Meath “The Royal County”  Contact us NOW info@daytoursunplugged.ie and one of team at Day tours unplugged will arrange a specific program to suit your individual … Continue reading

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Visit Brave Heart movie locations Trim Castle County Meath

One of Ireland’s heritage towns. Situated on the River Boyne it is dominated by the medieval Trim Castle, which was built by Hugh de Lacy in 1173. The largest Anglo Norman Castle in Ireland, it is now restored and visitors … Continue reading

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