Archaeologist Neil Jackman joins Jody to talk about some of the 5,000 years of Irish history in Ireland's Ancient East and shares stories about his excavations which separate fact from fiction.
Ireland's Ancient East
(2:20) About Neil Jackman and Abarta Heritage:
Neil Jackman is an author, archaeologist and the Director of Abarta Heritage.
- (OPW) Heritage Card
- Download free audio guides and learn about the heritage and history of sites around Ireland.
(8:10) Community Development:
Teaching local area groups to promote their heritage sites.
- Village of Bruff
- Off the beaten tourist trail… Lough Gur
(10:50) Excavation at the Hellfire Club:
Exploring further back than the stories tell on the Hellfire Club. Was there an ancient tomb? Stories tell the 17th century haunt was cursed. Listen to find out what they uncovered and find out what was real and what was myth.
(17:45) The most exciting finds:
Neil tells of two most exciting finds in his excavations.
- Ireland's Ancient East – A Guide to Its Historic Treasures A guide to find the most hidden gems of Ireland.
- County Sligo
(30:00) 3 (or 4) of the Best Places to Visit in Ireland:
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(39:45) Thanks for listening!
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