TII Archaeology & Heritage Week Events 2015

Saturday - August 22nd

Galway - The Courthouse, Oughterard

Roads, Railways and Bridle Paths in the Central Connemara Valley

NRA Archaeologist Jerry O’Sullivan talks about historic routeways (bridle paths, roads and railway) in central Connemara.

Time: 20.00 to 22.00

Organised in association with Oughterard Courthouse conservation group. Jerry.OSullivan@tii.ie 091 509 052

Wexford - Enniscorthy Castle

A Nine-Thousand-Year Long Story. Archaeological Discoveries Along the Route of the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy Motorway.

Archaeologists revealed more than 100 previously unknown sites between Gorey and Enniscorthy. Find out more about the discoveries and see some of the objects uncovered at the ‘pop-up museum’.

Time: 14.00 to 16.00

Organised in association with Enniscorthy Castle info@enniscorthycastle.ie 053 923 4699

Sunday - August 23rd

Galway - The Courthouse, Oughterard

Field Trip Roads, Railways and Bridle Paths in the Central Connemara Valley

Jerry O’Sullivan will lead a field trip exploring some of the highlights of the central Connemara valley, (own car is essential and car sharing is encouraged, please bring strong shoes / boots, a rain jacket and hat, sunscreen and a picnic lunch.)

Time: 11.00 to 15.00

Organised in association with Oughterard Courthouse conservation group. Jerry.OSullivan@tii.ie 091 509 052

Monday - August 24th

Kildare - Kilcullen Heritage Centre

Small Finds, Bigger Stories

Illustrated talk – the stories behind three selected artefacts from archaeological excavations on the M9 Motorway in County Kildare. Talk delivered by Noel Dunne, TII Archaeologist.

Time: 20.00 to 21.30

Organised in association with Kildare County Council and the Kilcullen Heritage Group ndunne@kildarenrdo.com 045898199

Tuesday - August 25th

Roscommon - Rathcroghan Visitor Centre

Archaeology from the Air: New Archaeological Discoveries from Lidar Data

Recent archaeological discoveries identified as part of research studies using lidar data and GIS. Talk given by Dr. Stephen Davis, UCD.

Time: 19.00 to 20.00

Organised in association with Rathcroghan Visitor Centre Orlaith.Egan@tii.ie (071) 963 9268 (Rathcroghan Visitor Centre)

Tipperary - Tipperary County Museum

Premier Discoveries from County Tipperary

From as far north as Lough Derg near Nenagh to the River Suir in Cahir we will explore the archaeological discoveries on the motorways of the county.

Time: 19.30 to 20.30

Organised in association with Tipperary County Museum. Richard.OBrien@tii.ie (052) 613 4550

Wednesday - August 26th

Cork - Department of Archaeology, University College Cork

Pollen, Peas and Pigs – How Palaeo Scientists and Archaeologists Reconstruct the Landscapes and Lives of the Prehistoric Past

Archaeology involves reconstructing our ancestors’ lives. But not all the evidence is visible to the naked eye. Find out in this 'hands-on’ event how microscopic remains help us understand the past.

Time: 10:00 to 10:55 11:00 to 11:55 12:00 to 12:55

The TII are industry partners with UCC School of Archaeology for the Heritage Council’s INSTAR project “Settlement and Landscapes of Later Prehistoric Ireland” caitlin.nagle@ucc.ie

Thursday - August 27th

Dublin City - The Archaeology of Roads and Light Rail Wood Quay Venue

An opportunity to hear about some of the remarkable archaeological and historical discoveries from the Red

Time: 15.45 to 18.00

Green Luas Lines and the current Luas Cross City projects.

Lillian.Butler@tii.ie or Maria.Fitzgerald@tii.ie 01-6658859/01-6463400

Friday - August 28th

Dún Laoghaire - DLR Lexicon

Rathdown Carrickmines Castle - a modern perspective on medieval fortifications

Jason Bolton will deliver a modern perspective on medieval fortifications

Time: 19.30 to 22.00 (TBC)

Organised in partnership with Dún Laoghire Rathdown County Council Heritage Office tcarey@dlrcoco.ie or Lillian.Butler@tii.ie 01-205-4868 (DLRCC) 01-6658859 (TII)

Kerry - Carnegie Arts Centre

A Souterrain at Releagh – Discovering Hidden Heritage in South Kerry

In April 2015 the discovery of a souterrain between Kenmare and Glengarriff hit the headlines. This is an opportunity to hear about the discovery and south Kerry’s rich early medieval heritage.

Time:  20.00 to 21.30

Organised in association with Kerry County Council info@carnegieartskenmare.ie (064) 664 8701

Saturday - August 29th

Cork - Market House

Buttevant’s not-so-hidden History

Join us for an afternoon of archaeology, history and costume as we explore the not-so-hidden history of medieval Buttevant. Events will include reenactments, talks, tours, music & face-painting.

Time: 14.00 to 17.00

Organised in association with Buttevant Heritage Group. Ken.Hanley@tii.ie 021 4812046

Sunday - August 30th

Kilkenny - Lyrath Estate Hotel

Kilkenny Romans in Kilkenny – Fact or Fiction? 

The Romans never made it to Ireland…or did they? Visit the Roman military camp & hear archaeologists talk about the discoveries that show the close connections Kilkenny had

Time: 13.00 to 17.00

with the Roman world.

Organised in association with Kilkenny County Council Heritage Office James.Eogan@tii.ie/Bernice.Kelly@tii.ie 051 390 130