Why was this medieval Roscommon village abandoned centuries ago?

Heritage Week kicks off today, and a talk in Kilkenny on the abandoned medieval village of Rindoon is just one great example of what’s on.

So what’s the story of Rindoon?

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An aerial view of the deserted peninsula. Source: Irish Air Corps

Built in the first half of the 13th century, the town was the high water mark in the Anglo-Norman’s conquest of Ireland.

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Arch Soc Christmas Party!

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This Monday 28 November come join Arch Soc at the College Bar for a festive get together to spread some holiday cheer! There will be music, FREE PIZZA, dancing, the infamous Cards Against Archaeology (patent pending), and an ugly jumper contest for the ages! All this and other shenanigans!

Nollaig Shona Dhuit, God Jul, めりーくりすます, Felicem Diem Nativitatis, عيد ميلاد مجيد, Joyeux Noël, Mele Kalikimaka, Καλά Χριστούγεννα, UKhisimusi omuhle, 聖誕快樂, Gozhqq Keshmish, Feliz Navidad, and Happy Christmas to all!

Rescheduled AGM – 5 April at 6:30 pm

Hello all,

Due to a scheduling mistake by yours truly, we have rescheduled our AGM to Tuesday, 5 April at 6:30 pm in room AC213. As well as electing a new slate of officers for 2016-17, we will also be ratifying a new constitution for the society. I have attached a copy of both the old one and the new one for your review.
Committee roles are outlined in the attached constitution, please consider taking a move active role in your Society. Not only is it fun and challenging, it looks great on a CV too!

ArchSoc Photo-Quiz Competition Winner!!

Congratulations to Jacopo Allio who is the overall winner of our 2015-16 competition.

Well done also to those who had multiple correct entries:

Honours Roll (in no particular order)

Jacopo Allio (overall winner)

Marie Moran

Casey Chung

Olga Bolbocean

Christine Marshall

Sally McHugh

Jordan Markey 

Louise Walker 

Srinivasan Arumugam

Jonathan Kelly 

David O’Shea

Nia Dunne Frazer

Stephen Tumulty

Patricia O’Mahony

Well Done!!

The answer to the last quiz was “ The Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali”.

The Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali

The Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali

Thank you all for participating and we hope you enjoyed our weekly brain teasers.

Your feedback is very important to us. Email your comments and  recommendations to photocomp@archaeological.space —  ArchSoc :-)

 

Scientific Approaches to Social Archaeology: Using isotopes and aDNA to investigate the remains from Roughan Hill.

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Scientific Approaches to Social Archaeology: Using isotopes and aDNA to investigate the remains from Roughan Hill.

An NUIG Society Lecture by Dr Ros Ó Maoldúin.

At 7.30pm on  Tuesday  15th  March, 2016.

In AC 213 (Geography Dept., Main Concourse, NUIG)

Social afterwards at the Sliding Rock Pub 🙂

 

Final image for this year’s photo-quiz competition posted!

NUIG ArchSoc Photo-Quiz Competition 2015-16

Final Image added Friday 11th March — Competition closes at Midnight (GMT), Thursday 17th March, 2016.
We will announce the overall winner on  Tuesday 22nd March and they will be awarded the prize of a book-token  in due course.
Thank you all for participating and we hope you enjoyed our weekly brain teasers.  ArchSoc :-)

 

The very last Image in our Photo Quiz is now posted. Simply identify the site correctly and submit your answer here to win a prize. Enter competition here.

The answer to the last quiz was “Chand Baori Stepwell, Abhaneri near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.”

Chand Baori Stepwell, Abhaneri near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Chand Baori Stepwell, Abhaneri near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Please Note:

This competition is open to All Students of NUIG.

Only one submission per competitor each week will be accepted.

To enter simply use the online form to submit your answers, good luck!

This is the final Image for the Academic Year  2015/16

http://archaeological.space/photo-competition/