Fragments of Lives PastSEP 26TH, 2014
The NRA was honoured to have Raghnall Ó Floinn, Director of the National Museum of Ireland, launch Fragments of Lives Past at the City Wall Space, Dublin Civic Office, on 28 August 2014. This new publication presents the proceedings of the 2013 NRA National Archaeology Seminar, which explored the theme of archaeological objects discovered on road schemes and what they tell us about the past peoples of Ireland.
N22 Tralee Bypass Archaeology SeminarAUG 11TH, 2014
A free public seminar highlighting the results of archaeological investigations on the Tralee Bypass will be held at the Kerry County Museum, Tralee, on Saturday 25 January.
Futures and PastsAUG 10TH, 2014
The proceedings of the Futures and Pasts seminar were launched by Dr Eileen Murphy of Queens University, Belfast, on 22 August 2013 at the City Wall Space, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Offices. This new book is the 10th volume in the Archaeology and the National Roads Authority Monograph Series.
The Mill at KilbeglyAUG 06TH, 2014
Roscommon County Library hosted a large audience on 6 June 2013 for the launch of The Mill at Kilbegly by Neil Jackman, Caitríona Moore and Colin Rynne, the latest title in the NRA Scheme Monographs series. The mill site was excavated by archaeologists from Valerie J Keeley Ltd in 2007.
The archaeology of Limerick’s ‘river road’AUG 06TH, 2014
On the evening of the 14 November 2013 a new book about the archaeology and history of Limerick city was launched in King John’s Castle by Dr Pat Wallace—Limerick man and former Director of the National Museum of Ireland.
Cork’s past generations revealedAUG 06TH, 2014
Professor William O’Brien, Head of the Department of Archaeology, University College Cork, formally launched 'Generations: the archaeology of five national road schemes in County Cork, Vols 1 & 2' in the Aula Maxima (Great Hall) of the university on 10 December.
Revamped web siteSEP 23RD, 2013
Harvesting the Stars: a pagan temple at Lismullin, Co. MeathMAR 07TH, 2013
Lismullin is located in the Gabhra Valley, beneath the Hill of Tara, Co. Meath. It has become the best known of 167 archaeological sites discovered and investigated along the route of the M3 Clonee to North of Kells motorway.
New book on the Fir Tulach KingdomOCT 16TH, 2012
The National Roads Authority and Westmeath County Council are delighted to announce the publication of Settlement and Community in the Fir Tulach Kingdom by Paul Stevens and John Channing. This new book describes three significant excavations on the routes of the M6 and N52 in County Westmeath, which cross through the early medieval territory of the Fir Tulach (or ‘Men of the hills’), nestled in the heart of the Irish midlands.
New scheme monographs launched in Clare MuseumOCT 10TH, 2012
A museum at night is deliciously spooky. The eye is drawn to gold and bronze artefacts in spotlit pools of light and the surroundings feel more like an Aladdin’s cave than a public institution. This was the setting in Ennis, Co. Clare, on Friday 21 September 2012, when John Rattigan, the Curator of Clare Museum, opened its doors for international Culture Night and hosted the launch of two new NRA scheme monographs.