Arch Soc Presents Dr Niall Brady ‘Excavations at Ballintober Castle, Co. Roscommon, and the Castles in Communities field school project’.

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 […]

DEC 14 The Archaeology Society Christmas Party!

DEC 14  The Archaeology Society Christmas Party Monday, December 14 at 7:00pm Show Map The Sliding Rock Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland We are all seeking that which Indiana Jones is seeking.  Justice. A pint after a productive semester of studying rock art, wedge tomb distribution, viewshed anaylsis of cairns, strolling elite landscapes, and scratching at the surface of capitalist impositions. That is what I call justice. Or is it an escape from his father he is seeking? Escape from family obligations with the ArchSoc Christmas Party! Or is it the perfect woman? We can’t help you there, as Helen Mirren can’t make it to the party. or perhaps just good […]