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? 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. Read more

Video: Placenames of the Táin Bó Cúailnge – Guest Lecture by Paul Gosling

NUIG Archaeology Society – This guest lecture from Tuesday 13th of October was video recorded by kind permission of Paul Gosling – There was a tremendous turnout for the event and we would like to extend our gratitude to everybody involved with organising and promoting this very special presentation. The video and sound quality is not perfect – But the recording will undoubtedly be invaluable to students, researchers and others with an interest in the archaeology, mythology and literature from this period in Ireland. Paul Gosling lectures full-time on built heritage in the Department of Heritage and Tourism at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. He is a professional archaeologist and […]