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Samhain
Halloween derives from the ancient festival of Samhain. Samhain was one of the main ancient Irish festivals that marked the beginning of winter and of the dark half of the new year.

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Halley’s Comet
In 1066 the Irish annalists recorded a precisely dated observation of Halley’s Comet.

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The Festival of Beltaine and the Beltany Stone Circle
The festival of Beltaine (also known as Lá Bealtaine, Beltany, Bealltainn, Beltain, Beltaine, Boaltinn, Boaldyn, Belotenia and Gŵyl Galan Mai) celebrated on May Day the 1st of May marks the beginning of summer in the ancient Celtic calendar. A ceremonial site associated with Beltaine is the great stone circle at Beltany, Co. Donegal.
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The Corlea, Co. Longford Iron Age Trackway
The Corlea, Co. Longford trackway was the first Iron Age road ever found in Ireland.
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E is for the Erne Shrines
In 1892 a pair of House-shaped Shrines were hooked by a fisherman in Lough Erne.
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The Domhnach Airgid
One of the earliest surviving metalwork images of St. Patrick is on the cover of the Domhnach Airgid.

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D is for Dún
The Irish word dún refers to a fort or a King’s residence.
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Saint's relics
Saint’s relics were an important part of religious practice in medieval Ireland.

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B is for Bally
Bally is the anglicised version of the Irish word baile.
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Ferns Monastery
Ferns Monastery

Although Ferns, Co. Wexford was the site of a Cathedral from the early twelfth century the religious use of the site is much older.
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Heritage Discoveries: The Tamlaght Hoard, Co. Armagh
The Tamlaght, Co. Armagh hoard opens a window into Ireland’s network of European-wide trade relations in the Late Bronze Age.
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The Battle of Clontarf
On Good Friday the 23 April 1014 the High King of Ireland Brian Bóruma defeated the Dublin Vikings and their allies at the battle of Clontarf but was killed in the battle.

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F is for Faddan More Psalter
The Faddan More Psalter was spotted during mechanical peat cutting in a bog by a sharp-eyed machine operator in July 2006.
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Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne is situated in Baile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter), 13 km (8 miles) west of Dingle, in the West Kerry Gaeltacht.
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The death and burial of St. Patrick
The death and burial of St. Patrick.

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C is for Crannóg
A crannóg is an artificial or partly artificial island built in a lake.
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Fosterage
A common institution in medieval Ireland was fosterage.

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