The Ancient Past

The Peatlands of Ireland

Type: Article
Taken from Bord na Móna, Fact Sheet, no. 1. FACT SHEET 1.0 Peatlands are a very important part of the history, culture and economy of Ireland....

Raised Bogs

Type: Article
Taken from Bord na Móna, Fact Sheet no. 4. These can be defined as bogs which form from vegetation that grows due to the nutrients present in...

Peatland Archaeology Since 1999: Archaeological Development Services Excavations and Surveys

Type: Article
BY JANE WHITAKER Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 60, December 2006, p66-68. Archaeological Development Services (ADS) Ltd has been the...

Formation and Types of Peatlands

Type: Article
Taken from Bord na Móna, Fact Sheet no. 2. Peatlands (or Boglands) are biogenic deposits where the incompletely decayed remains from a variety of...

The Crannoge

Type: Video
Jane Whitaker is interviewed about an archaeological dig on a Crannóg discovered at Derrygreenagh in 2004. The site dates from between 600-700 AD.

Bog Bodies – Kingship and Sacrifice

Type: Article
BY EAMON P KELLY, KEEPER OF IRISH ANTIQUITIES, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 44, November 2002, p25. At...

Blanket Bogs

Type: Article
Taken from Bord na Móna Fact Sheet, no. 5. These can be defined as bogs which form in areas where relatively high levels of rainfall occur annually...

Archaeological Finds in the Peatlands of Ireland

Type: Article
Peatlands have been a very important source of archaeological material in Ireland. Artefacts found both under and within peatland deposits have...

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