Northern Ireland

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A photo of a man digging a square brown archaeological pit in front of a greenfield castle

"Extremely lucky" archaeologists find evidence of 15th century settlement near Northern Irish castle

The Environment Minister for Northern Ireland says a surprise stone-built structure near Dunluce Castle is a "tremendously exciting historical development".

Belfast scores Russia Year of Culture 2014 coup as Bolshoi Theatre costumes shown in gaol

The Bolshoi Theatre and the Russian Museum of Ethnography are displaying dozens of dazzling costumes at the 19th century Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. See pictures here.

A black and white photo of a World War II ship

Battle of Jutland "living legend" HMS Caroline to become museum in £11.5 million overhaul

HMS Caroline, the lone survivor of the largest naval battle of World War I, will be turned into a major museum - 90 years after she moved to Belfast Harbour.

A photo of a robotic dinosaur outside a museum

Huge meteorites and baby T-Rexes: Armagh Planetarium shoots for the stars

The Northern Irish venue's first event for Museums at Night features a cinema, balloons and a robotic dinosaur made out of foam. We find out more.

A photo of a large nobbly brown and yellow round of butter from 1,000 years ago

Block of butter buried in bog bank backdated to 1,000 years ago by dating experts

Radiocarbon technicians were asked to pose for photographs before investigating a block of butter found by a local man in a Northern Irish bog more than 30 years ago.

A photo of people standing outside a brown brick art gallery

Derry public urge City of Culture 2013 to save Ebrington Turner Prize home as gallery

A public meeting has been held in the UK's most recent City of Culture, aiming to keep Ebrington - the £2.5 million home of the Turner Prize - as a gallery.

Mannequins dressed as Klansmen in the Chapman's Serpentine show

From Kraftwerk and William Scott to Jeremy Deller and David Bowie: A Culture24 review of 2013 in art

It's been an eventful 12 months in the art world: the shows, the spaces, the players and highlights. Culture24's Mark Sheerin takes a looks back.

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