2 October 2022, The Printworks, Dublin Castle.

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Brú na Bóinne in the Boyne Valley is home to Ireland’s finest passage tomb complexes of Knowth, Dowth and Newgrange. Knowth in particular was the focus of many years of work by the late Professor George Eogan, whose excavations have provided significant contributions to our understanding of this monument and landscape through the millennia, and of wider prehistoric Ireland. Inspired by Professor Eogan’s legacy, this international conference takes a step back to examine the Boyne Valley monuments in the context of the wider prehistoric world.

In-person event and live-streaming.

Date: 02 October 2022 09.15–17.30

Venue: The Printworks, Dublin Castle

Cost: In-person attendance

€25 concession (student/seniors/subscribers)

€35 full conference fee.

Fee includes tea/coffee (morning/afternoon) and light lunch.

Online attendance (live streaming)

€10 registration fee

Online registration fee includes a quarterly digital subscription to Archaeology Ireland via Exact Editions (value €7)

For further details and booking see

Or contact the Archaeology Ireland / Wordwell office to book 00 353 1 2933568 or email


Sessions and speakers:

Session 1: The Boyne Valley

Dr Kerri Cleary, Editorial & Research Manager, Archaeological Consultancy Services Unit.

Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin, Project Archaeologist at Devenish; Adjunct Research Fellow, UCD School of Archaeology

Session 2: Megalithics to metals

Professor Joanna Bruck, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin

Dr Stuart Needham, Honorary Research Fellow of Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales

Session 3: Image in stone and gold

Dr Elizabeth Shee Twohig, lecturer (retired), University College Cork

Mary Cahill, Adjunct Professor, School of Geography and Archaeology, NUIG

 Session 4: The prehistoric world

Alison Sheridan, Former Principal Archaeological Research Curator in the Department of Scottish History and Archaeology, National Museums Scotland.

 Dr Neil Wilkin, Curator of Early Europe (Neolithic and Bronze Age collections), British Museum

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