Irish brain surgeons operating in the eighth century in a remote area of Ireland, saw 1,000-year-old TB and cancer. Archaeologists unearthed the remains of up to 1,300 people after discovering the graves alongside an unknown medieval church on the banks of the river Erne at Ballyhanna. Photo by Getty
Shipwrecks - HISTORY.com Divers have recovered nine bronze cannons and other relics from a Spanish Armada warship that sank off the coast of Ireland more than 400 years ago. http://www.history.com/news/spanish-armada-cannons-recovered-off-irish-coast
Some of the most popular surnames in Ireland have histories that go back hundreds, even thousands of years. Several originated from the ancient Irish clans that ruled various parts of the country over the centuries.