Crannog Open Day
Over four thousand artifacts from the Crannog excavation in Fermanagh are to go on public display next Saturday.Enniskillen Museum
Located at Drumclay, the Crannog is an artificial island in a lake and reveals for the first time many insights into life from the 7th to the 16th century in Ireland.
John O’Keefe from the NIEA explains why the area is of importance and the type of things the public will see next week.
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Traditions and Folklore of Trees
A new book by the environmentalist Ben Simon tells the lost stories of our trees.
Traditions and Folklore of Ireland’s Trees describes the trees connected to kings and scholars and the stories surrounding gallows trees and memorial trees.
There are also tales associated with trees that herald health, happiness and wealth.
Anne-Marie met Ben at Cranford Holy Well near Toome and found out more.
Traditions and Folklore of Ireland’s Trees is available in bookshops.
The Chief Guardian of the O’Neill clan, Daniel O’Neill, is calling on fellow O’Neills and other clans to get involved in an re-enactment of the historic ceremony of the inauguration of Hugh O’Neill.O’Neills of Ulster
The two day celebration - the Hidden Heritage of Tullyhogue is on 24th and 25th May. Daniels explains how to get involved.
Maura Campbell who is originally from Ardboe has just published a book of her memories growing up in the County Tyrone village during the 1950’s and 60’s.
It describes life as a fisherman’s daughter at a time when a few rural dwellings had electric or running water. Maura explains why she decided to put her memories in a book.
The Way to the Crock Road is available in book shops now.
A new website has been launched to help people learn more about their place names.Place Names NI
The site includes over thirty thousand places names including every single townland and major settlement in County Down and will include all six counties very soon.
Dr Michael O’Mannion from Queen’s University explains how far back our place names date and the meanings behind many of their names.
Anne-Marie McAleese and the team go in search of the weird and wonderful across Northern Ireland,…