Archaeologists are to start digging next week at one of the most historically significant sites in Ulster where its former kings were crowned.
Tullyhogue Fort, near Stewartstown in County Tyrone, is on a hilltop with commanding views of several counties.
It was here, for centuries, that the O'Neill clan crowned its chief, effectively establishing him as the king of Ulster.
The dig is in advance of plans to improve access to the site, with better car parking and signage.
The coronation ceremonies were conducted on a great stone chair, called Leac na Rí. It was made up of a large boulder, reputed to have been blessed by St Patrick, with slabs fixed to the sides and rear. Read more.