Uncovering Ireland’s Medieval Mystery

    Join archeologists and HEC-TV on an unparalleled search for evidence of medieval village life on the shores of Ireland’s famous Lough Key.

    Life in 13th century Ireland, which was once a mystery, is about to be discovered in a first-of-its-kind archeological dig, documented exclusively by HEC-TV (The Higher Education Channel).

    Three years of extensive archeological fieldwork reveals evidence of a village settlement landward of the picturesque Rock of Lough Key.

    The excavation has the potential to rewrite the historical narrative of medieval Ireland.

    In July 2016, for the first time ever, this moated site will be unearthed by a team of student archeologists led by Professor Thomas J. Finan, Ph.D., Department of History, Saint Louis University. An award-winning film production crew from HEC-TV will document every step of this significant research into Gaelic medieval life.

    “We have references to a market town existing on the shores of Lough Key in the 12th and 13th centuries,” said Finan. “There is no doubt in my mind that we are looking at a major, unstudied settlement.”

    HEC-TV’s documentary will reveal the results of the excavation and bring to life this little known part of Irish history through reenactments, CGI, interviews and state-of-the-art graphics. The film will be distributed nationwide to American Public Television Stations and distribution plans are in the works for the U.K. and European markets.

    The site was a base for one of the major Gaelic lordships of medieval Ireland, the MacDermot of Moylurg.

    The economic impact of this excavation and documentary project is vast. Forty million Americans claim Irish ancestry. American companies have invested $300 billion in Ireland.

    This HEC-TV documentary brings a new page of Irish history to life for many thousands of viewers and highlights a scenic wonderland for tourists, the picturesque province of Connacht in western Ireland.

    Come along on this exciting, suspenseful journey as archeologists solve a medieval mystery on the shores of Lough Key.

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