If Carlsberg Did Archaeological Photographs…

The photo in our banner was taken by Brian MacDomhnaill, a keen photographer and our Survey Manager. The image was shortlisted for an award in the international journal Antiquity this year and has also appeared in numerous talks and publications, including the cover of the most recent issue of Current Archaeology. It is primarily an […]

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Meeting Our Medieval Ancestors from Ardreigh, Co. Kildare

Rubicon’s osteoarchaeology team have recently completed analysis of a large assemblage of human remains from Ardreigh, Co. Kildare. They were excavated by Kildare County Council archaeologists at the site of a large medieval cemetery near the town of Athy. The Council commissioned Rubicon’s specialists to examine the skeletons following excavation, to see what information could […]

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Casting the Bronze Age: A Prehistoric Spearhead Comes to Life

In February 2008, Rubicon Heritage Services made a very unusual discovery. While excavating a site at Mullamast, Co. Kildare in advance of construction on the N9/N10 road scheme, a strange metal object was unearthed from a shallow pit on one of the prehistoric sites. It was immediately apparent that this was no ordinary artefact, but […]

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Bronze Age Jewellery Found in Co. Kildare

Archaeologists at Rubicon recently made a unique and intriguing discovery while working on behalf of the National Roads Authority and Kildare County Council on the route of the Athy Link Road. The cremated remains of a human body were discovered in a shallow pit adjacent to the site of a Bronze Age burial mound or […]

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Viking Longphort Found in Co. Louth

Archaeologists working in Annagassan, Co. Louth have uncovered evidence for Viking settlement at the potential site of Linnduchaill, previously known only through historical sources. The research project is being carried out by the Annagassan and District Historical Society, with the archaeological excavation being conducted under the direction of Dr. Mark Clinton. Test trenches at the […]

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