Thursday February 27, 2020

Keepers of the past

Archaeologists Seamus Caulfield and Gretta Byrne’s painstaking work on the Céide Fields in north Mayo, where the remains of a Stone Age community are located, has now been recognised with a prestigious international award

1st April, 2018
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Gretta Byrne and Seamus Caulfield Pic: Michael Mcloughlin

To many people around the world, Ireland is known as the Old Country – an ancient land with a long, colourful history. Many of our castles, monuments and early dwellings are renowned for being among the most significant of their kind.

And while many of these age-old landmarks have stood proud throughout the test of time, some equally remarkable sites are only recently being recognised for the role they played in our past.

Last weekend,...

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