Did Ireland convert to Christianity as a result of Halley’s Comet having a close encounter with the Earth around the year 532 ACE?
The Boyne river and area is a truly magical place.
“The Boyne – inextricably linked with our history and pre-history – a physical time line of human settlement on the island. Along its banks are traces of almost every period going back over 6,000 years.”
“Researchers feel certain that there was a colony of Irish folk living in what is now South Carolina, when Christopher Columbus “thought” he had discovered the New World. When and how the Irish got to the New World is another question. Most likely it was during the Medieval Period.” Read more here
The fifteen-metre-long Lurgan Logboat, dating from around 2500 BC discovered in 1902 at the Dublin Museum resembles the boat found recently in the Lough Corrib.
“A 4,500-year-old log boat is among 12 early Bronze Age, Iron Age and medieval craft that have been located in Lough Corrib, along with several Viking-style battle axes and other weapons.The vessels were discovered by marine surveyor Capt Trevor Northage while mapping the western lake to update British admiralty charts.” Read more here
Two sets of medieval burial sites, traces of sunken dwellings and parts of a Neolithic bog, which had been covered over millenniums by shifting sands, have been revealed. Read more here
“Archaeologists at IT Sligo have found bones of a Stone Age child and an adult in a tiny cave high on Knocknarea mountain near the town.
Radiocarbon dating has shown that they are some 5,500 years old, which makes them among the earliest human bones found in the county. […]
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An egg-shaped ring of standing stones in Australia could prove to be older than Britain’s Stonehenge – and it may show that ancient Aboriginal cultures had a deep understanding of the movements of the stars. Read the full article here
“New archaeological evidence shows that the Faroe Islands, situated half way between Scotland and Iceland, were inhabited 400 years before the arrival of the first Norse colonists.” Read Article here