Monthly News Archives:March 2015

Boulder Burials Below Benbulben

6th March 2015

During the pre-recession halcyon summer of 2008 Faith Bailey identified a group of possible boulder burials in the shadow of Benbulben. The coastal margin between Sligo town and the Leitrim county border, scattered with recorded archaeological sites, is dominated by the outline of Benbulben Mountain to the east.¬†Drumcliff, a small village¬†5.5km NNW of Sligo Town, Read more…

On the Trail of the Ulster Scots

13th March 2015

David McIlreavy and Paul Duffy reminisce on a summer of discoveries during the Ulster Scots survey.   Since 2012 IAC have formed part of the research team for the Ulster Scots Archaeological Project. Our input involved conducting three research community-based excavations at key sites and an extensive survey of 17th century sites throughout Northern Ireland. Read more…

16th/17th Century Re-use of a Rath at Carnmeen/Lisduff, Co. Down

20th March 2015

On-top of a hill, north of Newry, Co Down, Fintan Walsh identified interesting evidence for the re-use of early medieval rath DOW046:026.   A complex of multi-period archaeological features were identified at Carnmeen and Lisduff, Co. Down during advance archaeological investigation of the proposed extension to Carnbane Industrial Estate, Newry. These sites were subsequently excavated Read more…