As part of the many interesting events and activities planned around Heritage Week 2016 some of IAC’s directors will be giving talks and taking part in tours.
‘Before de Riddlesford: Mapping the Proto Manor of Bre 1171-1173’ – 8pm 19th August – Rathmichael School, Shankill, Dublin. David McIlreavy will be discussing some research born of the Medieval Bray Community Project as part of the Rathmichael Historical Society Summer Series of Evening Lectures. Further detail here.
Exploring early Christian Monaghan – 9:45 AM to 16:30 PM (McNally’s carpark, Monaghan Town). As a part of the ‘Early Christian Monaghan’ project currently being rolled out by IAC Archaeology on behalf of Monaghan County Council, a guided bus tour has been organised in order to showcase the participating sites and their early medieval heritage. The sites include Errigal Truagh graveyard, Clones roundtower and graveyard, Killahear graveyard and Inniskeen roundtower. Further detail here.
‘Surveys and Excavations in Ranelagh townland, Co. Roscommon’ – 6.30pm – County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon. Shane Delaney will be presenting some preliminary results of the ongoing excavation at Ranelagh 1, an interesting multi-period settlement and burial site. Further detail here.
‘A Case of the Bends – Archaeological Discoveries on the N86 Lispole to Ballynasare Lower Road Improvement Scheme‘ – 8pm – O’Sullivan’s Bar, Garraí na dTor, Lios Póill. Bruce Sutton will be talking about the recent excavations along the scheme which revealed evidence for occupation from prehistory to the early medieval period. Further detail here.
‘A War of Independence ambush site at Coolnacaharragh, Co. Cork, on the N22 Ballyvourney-Macroom Bypass’. TII Road, Rail and Rebellion Public Seminar, City Wall Space, Wood Quay, Dublin. Faith Bailey will be discussing some research on the ambush site which came to light during the Environmental Impact Assessment for the project. Further detail here.