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A Vinegar Valentine for St. Valentine’s Day!

For St. Valentine’s Day, enjoy a suffragette themed ‘Vinegar Valentine’ postcard! Vinegar Valentines were a form of ‘comic’ or anti-Valentine, popular from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. Vinegar Valentines were designed to insult and mock the unfortunate recipients through blunt contemporary humour – on this postcard the sender has even continued the ‘vinegar’ sentiment with a… Continue reading A Vinegar Valentine for St. Valentine’s Day!

New Year, New Opportunities!

Happy New Year to all those starting back to work after their break! At the start of a new year, it’s always good to review the projects that were completed in the year before. In such a strange year as 2020, Scéal Heritage Consultancy was privileged to have the opportunity to work on an exciting range… Continue reading New Year, New Opportunities!

Heritage Week 2020

Artefact Biography: A Carved Walrus Tooth Figure from the National Museum of Ireland

N.B. This article was originally an online publication by the author for the National Museum of Ireland during their role in the National Museum Inventory Project, which surveyed and recorded the huge artefact collections gathered by the institution since its first inception. It can also be found at this link. A Bear, a Sea-horse and… Continue reading Artefact Biography: A Carved Walrus Tooth Figure from the National Museum of Ireland

Finding Fionn Mac Cumhail: The Mythology and Archaeology of the 1931 Sheebeg Excavation

From Saturday 10th October, The Dock Arts Centre will broadcast a recorded interview with Scéal Heritage about our research into the mythology and archaeology of the 1931 Sheebeg Excavation in County Leitrim. During Christmas week in 1931, a local schoolteacher and a landowner began an amateur excavation of the prehistoric passage tomb on the hill… Continue reading Finding Fionn Mac Cumhail: The Mythology and Archaeology of the 1931 Sheebeg Excavation

Heritage Week 2020 – Leitrim’s prehistoric past

Scéal Heritage were delighted to be a part of Heritage Week 2020 by being a contributor to the new “Connecting with Heritage” podcast series created on behalf of Leitrim County Council. The podcast series aims to highlight much of Leitrim’s natural, built, and cultural heritage from the people who know most about it. The podcast… Continue reading Heritage Week 2020 – Leitrim’s prehistoric past


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