Archaeology Ireland provides a constant stream of articles, news and features, covering many areas in archaeology including science, art, architecture, history, geography, economics, sociology, anthropology, religion and more. This magazine offers readers a broad range of well-researched, lavishly illustrated articles on a range of topics at an accessible level to all, whether it’s a passing or professional interest. Archaeology Ireland is a key reference guide for students, visitors from abroad, those in the field, and all archaeology fans with an interest in Ireland’s archaeological wonders. The magazine was founded 1987 with among others, Gabriel Cooney, Claire Cotter, Nick Maxwell, Una MacConville and Emer Condit and it become one of Ireland’s key archaeological resources.

The current editor is Sharon Greene who succeeded Tom Condit in early 2018 .

Each issue carries a detailed heritage guide of a major Irish Archeological site (value €20 per annum). These guides are free to subscribers only.

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  New discoveries at Brú na Boinne

The recent discovery of a large henge-like enclosure within the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site at Newgrange garnered worldwide media interest — it is a remarkable discovery within an already phenomenally rich archaeological landscape. To see this and other recent discoveries from the air, CLICK HERE

Pathways to the Cosmos—the alignment of megalithic tombs in Ireland and Atlantic Europe is a one-day conference exploring the connections between Ireland and Atlantic Europe and the likely role and meaning of the dark sky to our prehistoric ancestors as a response to the growing interest in astronomical heritage and the importance of the ‘Dark Sky’. It also illustrates the importance of this heritage and of megalithic tombs for communities and for cultural tourism. An interdisciplinary gathering of eminent scholars and practitioners will explore connections between archaeology and cultural astronomy, linking the physical evidence and more intangible aspects such as the cultural ideas, beliefs and ceremonies of Neolithic and Bronze Age societies, with a focus on the seasonally changing skyscape.
Date: 15 September 2018, @ Dublin Castle