Celebrating 30 years

Archaeology Ireland one-day conference

30 September 2017

George’s Hall, Dublin Castle 09.00–17.30


Answers from the ground: archaeological sites that have changed our view of Ireland’s past.

Evidence from archaeological excavations over the last 30 years which offer new insights into Ireland’s past.

Guest speaker: Professor Mike Parker Pearson on ‘Stonehenge—rethinking the Neolithic’

  • An axe to grind: early Mesolithic funerary rites at Hermitage, Co. Limerick—Dr Tracy Collins (Aegis) and Dr Aimée Little (University of York)
  • Poulnabrone, Co. Clare: its role in changing perceptions of the early Neolithic— Dr Ann Lynch (NMS)
  • The first hillforts in Ireland—Prof. William O’Brien (UCC)
  • Stonehenge—rethinking the Neolithic —Prof. Mike Parker Pearson (Institute of Archaeology, UCL)
  • Island refuge, island home, island realm: Drumclay, Co. Fermanagh, an unparalleled doorway into medieval life in Ireland and contemporary lake settlements—Dr Nora Bermingham and Cathy Moore (independent archaeologists)
  • The shuddering wheel: the impact and wider context of excavations at the early medieval cemetery, mills and settlement at Raystown, Co. Meath—Matthew Seaver (UCD School of Archaeology)
  • Trowelling back the years: what has archaeology taught us about medieval Trim? —Dr Michael Potterton (NUIM)
  • The archaeology of 1916 —Franc Myles (Archaeology and Built Heritage) and Prof. Aidan O’Sullivan (UCD)

Conference fee: €60 Concession (subscribers, students and seniors): €45 Early booking advised

Fee includes Tea/Coffee and a light lunch (soup and sandwich)

Phone the Wordwell office on 00 353 1 2933568. 

Or book online at our partner website: https://wordwellbooks.com/Conference