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Rathcroghan Conference 2013, call for papers

Rath Croghan

Rath Croghan

The Rathcroghan Legacy Project

A call for papers has been sent out for the Rathcroghan Archaeological Conference, which takes place in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon, between April 12 and 14, 2013. They are looking for papers in all areas of archaeology research with particular interest in Roscommon Archaeology, Royal/Ritual sites, Remote Sensing, Placenames and Local Traditions or Legends regarding archaeological monuments and their subsequent identification. If you are interested in submitting a paper please contact Cruachanai@gmail.com with a short abstract before the end of January 2013.

The Rathcroghan Conference will celebrate the continued research and interest in the ancient Capital of Connacht.  The conference will now be held under the banner of The Rathcroghan Legacy Project.  This new initiative developed by the Tulsk Action Group through the Rathcroghan Visitor Centre aims to develop a closer connection between the wider community and the rich built heritage around the areas of Rathcroghan, Tulsk and Carnfree which were at the centre of the O’Conor Dynasty.  The Rathcroghan Conference will also from part of the Gathering 2013

Peeling back the layers: Remote Sensing and Ritual Landscaped.

This time around the conference will focus on People and Place and tracing the history of Rathcroghan and other similar ritual sites from the earliest human interaction right down to the modern day where the current advances in the tools which help the archaeologist and historians Peel Back the Layers of our buried past.

The conference hopes to pose and answer questions relating to, when and why the first people chose this area to settle in and how the development of a significant ritual and royal landscape emerged.  A discussion of how this landscape then went on to inspire a significant proportion of medieval literature which cantered this and other ritual centres will also from a significant element of the conference.

For more details and updates visit www.Rathcroghan.ie

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