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The Archaeology of Gatherings: Call for Papers

  A call for papers has been sent out for The Archaeology of Gatherings conference. This thematic international conference will bring together a range of speakers from different disciplines including both academics and professionals.  The aim is to explore the material culture and psychology behind gatherings of people. With 2013 being the year of ‘The Gathering‘ […]

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The Lost City of Clonmacnoise

Adrienne Corless Stopping off with my family on the car-journey between Dublin and Galway recently, I had an opportunity to visit the famous archaeological site of Clonmacnoise. Located right in the centre of the country, where a major east-west route-way met Ireland’s longest river, the north-south running River Shannon, the famous early medieval monastic settlement […]

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Viking longboat

Below the Surface presents: The Fleet of Norse Dublin

Below the Surface presents its sixth talk in the maritime series on board the Jeanie Johnston tall ship. This replica famine ship is currently docked on the Dublin quays and the creaking sounds of its wooden hull will undoubtedly create a very atmospheric location for the lecture series. Presented by Prof. Poul Holm, Trinity College Dublin on Wednesday April 3rd, the talk […]

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Grassroots Archaeology

I have just become aware of a very interesting looking community archaeology project that will take place this summer in Baldoyle, Co. Dublin. This initiative, which has been titled, Grassroots Archaeology, aims to unearth the story of a forgotten local monument through historical and cartographic research as well as through targeted excavations. The monument in […]

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Below the Surface presents: The opening of the Atlantic world – English settlement in Ireland and North America in the 17th century

Tying in with the upcoming celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day and The Gathering, Below the Surface presents its fifth talk in the maritime series on board the Jeanie Johnston tall ship. This replica famine ship is currently docked on the Dublin quays and the creaking sounds of its wooden hull will undoubtedly create a very atmospheric location for the lecture series. […]

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Rathcroghan Conference 2013, call for papers

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 […]

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Tales of Medieval Dublin

Tales of Medieval Dublin, lunchtime talks

A quick heads up about the excellent Tales of Medieval Dublin lecture series. Following its successful run in 2010, Dublin City Council and the Friends of Medieval Dublin are delighted to re-introduce, Tales of Medieval Dublin, a series of seven free lunchtime lectures held monthly between June and December 2011. Former minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, and […]

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