International Furnace Festival underway at Caherconnell

A showcase of medieval iron smelting and forging will take place on the weekend of August 27th and 28th at Caherconnell Stone Fort in the heart of the Burren in County Clare.

See list of events showcasing Clare’s heritage

Clare County Council has announced  a wealth of events are taking place in Clare during National Heritage Week 2022, with more than 70 events registered by heritage groups throughout the county to date.

330-million-year-old burrows discovered in Burren

Abandoned fossil burrows dating back 330 million years, 100 million years before the appearance of the first dinosaurs, have been found in limestone rock on the coast of Doolin in County Clare. 

St Brigid’s Day launch for Clare Holy Wells webpage

Clare County Council will formally launch the webpage of the Clare Holy Wells Project on Tuesday, 1st February, at 7:00pm.

Oldest ink pen in Ireland discovered in Clare

Recent archaeological excavations at Caherconnell Cashel in the Burren, Co. Clare, by Dr Michelle Comber of the School of Geography, Archaeology, and Irish Studies at NUI Galway and the Caherconnell Archaeology Field School, have uncovered the oldest known ink pen in Ireland.
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Clare-based AMS acquires Kilkenny Archaeology

Clare-based archaeology company, Archeological Management Solutions Ltd (AMS), now has a presence on the east coast following the acquisition of Kilkenny Archaeology.

Pagan idol unearthed by Clare archaeological firm

Irish archaeologists have unearthed a wooden pagan idol in the west of Ireland from the pre-Christian era.

Clare sites in the running for UNESCO list

Two of Clare’s most iconic sites have been selected for consideration to be included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Tentative List for Ireland.