Tuesday, January 19 at 7 PM
Niall is former project director with the Discovery Programme, where he led the Medieval Rural Settlement Project, 2002-10, and where he directed research excavations at Tulsk Fort, Co. Roscommon. He has now returned to Roscommon to conduct further research into the medieval period, and collaborates with American colleagues as part of the Castles in Communities archaeological and anthropological fieldschool project. In this talk, Niall will present some of the findings from their successful 2015 season, where work has begun on excavating among the substantial ruins of Ballintober Castle, built by Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster in the early 1300s.
Followed by refreshments at the Sliding Rock. All welcome!