TII announces Heritage Week 2018 programme

Saturday - August 18th

Cork - Macroom Library, Macroom

Milling and more around Macroom

Macroom Library host a week-long photographic exhibition on archaeological discoveries made in advance of the construction of the N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom road.

Archaeological excavations undertaken by Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd and TVAS Ireland Ltd on behalf of Cork County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland have revealed many previously unknown archaeological sites in the hinterland of Macroom and Ballyvourney. Come see what sites have been discovered, what the daily work of an archaeologist is like, and how sites are excavated.

For further information contact: macroom.library@corkcoco.ie

Saturday - August 18th

Westmeath - The Barn, Tyrrellspass

For whom the bell tolls

Public lecture by Paul Stevens, IRC-funded PhD scholar, UCD School of Archaeology, entitled  'Clonfad and its place in early medieval monastic Ireland: new archaeological research on the economy of the early Irish church'. The discovery of the manufacture of the iconic Early Christian hand bell at Clonfad, Co. Westmeath, on the N6 Kinnegad to Kilbeggan road project, has had a significant impact on our understanding of Early Christian Ireland.

This public lecture takes place at 8:00 pm in The Barn, Tyrrellspass and is being organised by ETHOS. The cost is €10 and booking is required. A field trip to Durrow Abbey, Leamonaghan Monastic site, and St Manchan's Shrine will take place at 11:00 am on Sunday 19th August.

For further information contact: ethostp@gmail.com; 086 0408847 

Monday - August 20th

Cork - Macroom Library, Macroom

Milling and more around Macroom

Macroom Library host a week-long photographic exhibition on archaeological discoveries made in advance of the construction of the N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom road.

Archaeological excavations undertaken by Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd and TVAS Ireland Ltd on behalf of Cork County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland have revealed many previously unknown archaeological sites in the hinterland of Macroom and Ballyvourney. Come see what sites have been discovered, what the daily work of an archaeologist is like, and how sites are excavated.

For further information contact: macroom.library@corkcoco.ie

Tuesday - August 21st

Cork - Macroom Library, Macroom

Milling and more around Macroom

Macroom Library host a week-long photographic exhibition on archaeological discoveries made in advance of the construction of the N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom road.

Archaeological excavations undertaken by Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd and TVAS Ireland Ltd on behalf of Cork County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland have revealed many previously unknown archaeological sites in the hinterland of Macroom and Ballyvourney. Come see what sites have been discovered, what the daily work of an archaeologist is like, and how sites are excavated.

For further information contact: macroom.library@corkcoco.ie

Tuesday - August 21st

Kerry - Nagle Rice Community Centre, Milltown

Discoveries at Lissaniska ringfort

An illustrated talk by archaeologist Ed Lyne about his exciting discoveries at Lissaniska ringfort, partially excavated on the route of the N70 Kilderry Bends road project. The excavations revealed that this 1,250-year-old ringfort was enclosed by three concentric, water-filled ditches and uncovered rare evidence of early medieval flax cultivation and woodworking, including wooden vessels preserved in the water-logged conditions. This talk commences at 8:00 pm and the event concludes at 9:30 pm.

This event has been organised in association with Kerry County Council.

For further information contact: archaeology@tii.ie

Wednesday - August 22nd

Cork - Macroom Library, Macroom

Milling and more around Macroom

Macroom Library host a week-long photographic exhibition on archaeological discoveries made in advance of the construction of the N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom road.

Archaeological excavations undertaken by Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd and TVAS Ireland Ltd on behalf of Cork County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland have revealed many previously unknown archaeological sites in the hinterland of Macroom and Ballyvourney. Come see what sites have been discovered, what the daily work of an archaeologist is like, and how sites are excavated.

For further information contact: macroom.library@corkcoco.ie

Wednesday - August 22nd

Cork - Community Hall, Killeagh

From Cill Ia to Killeagh: interim archaeological findings from the N25 Killeagh Pavement Strengthening Scheme

Archaeologist Jonathan Millar, Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd, will be giving a public talk on the interim archaeological findings from the N25 Killeagh Pavement Strengthening Scheme at 8.00 pm in the Community Hall, Killeagh. All are welcome.

This event has been organised in association with the Killeagh Inch Historical Group.

Thursday - August 23rd

Cork - Macroom Library, Macroom

Milling and more around Macroom

Macroom Library host a week-long photographic exhibition on archaeological discoveries made in advance of the construction of the N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom road.

Archaeological excavations undertaken by Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd and TVAS Ireland Ltd on behalf of Cork County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland have revealed many previously unknown archaeological sites in the hinterland of Macroom and Ballyvourney. Come see what sites have been discovered, what the daily work of an archaeologist is like, and how sites are excavated.

For further information contact: macroom.library@corkcoco.ie

Thursday - August 23rd

Dublin - Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Offices

Copenhagen—new perspectives on the city’s earliest history

Jane Jark Jensen, an archaeologist and curator with the Københavns Museum, Denmark, will be giving a public lecture on the results of recent archaeological excavations in Copenhagen, including those undertaken as part of the development of the new Copenhagen Metro and for City Hall Square.

This public lecture is being organised by TII Archaeology and Heritage as part of Heritage Week and also to coincide with 2018 being the year of European Cultural Heritage.

Please note that doors will open at 6:00 pm. The talk will begin promptly at 6:20 pm and will take approximately one hour, with an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Booking is required. Register to attend with Eventbrite: https://tii-copenhagen-lecture.eventbrite.ie

For further information contact: archaeology@tii.ie

Thursday - August 23rd

Roscommon - Hannons Hotel, Roscommon

Ranelagh excavations analyses

The Ranelagh site revealed human activity during the medieval period and had a burial ground with human remains which on analysis revealed information on lifestyle and diet.

As part of an archaeological mitigation programme a site with burials was excavated at Ranelagh, near Roscommon town. The work was undertaken by Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd over 54 weeks. Exhumation of over 800 burials was made to facilitate scientific study by specialists in Queen's University Belfast in Osteoarchaeology, DNA for determining genetic composition, familial relatedness, isoptope research for diet and migration, maternal and infant health and funerary practices. This public lecture commences at 8:00 pm.

This event has been organised in association with County Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society.

For further information contact: albertsiggins@hotmail.com

Friday - August 24th

Cork - Ballyvourney Library, Ballyvourney

Archaeological findings along the new N22 road

Archaeologist Deirdre McCarthy gives a morning talk on the archaeological discoveries made in advance of the construction of the N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom road. This public lecture will begin at 11:00 am at Ballyvourney Library and will be accompanied by a small photographic exhibition on the archaeology of the road scheme. All are welcome but space is limited.

This event has been organised by Ballyvourney Library.

For further information contact Ballyvourney Library: 026 45767.

Friday - August 24th

Cork - Macroom Library, Macroom

Milling and more around Macroom

Archaeologist Deirdre McCarthy gives an afternoon talk on archaeological discoveries made in advance of the construction of the N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom road. This public lecture will begin at 2:00 pm at Macroom Library and is being organised in conjunction with a week-long photographic exhibition on the archaeology of the road scheme hosted by the library.

Archaeological excavations undertaken by Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd and TVAS Ireland Ltd on behalf of Cork County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland have revealed many previously unknown archaeological sites in the hinterland of Macroom and Ballyvourney. Come see what sites have been discovered, what the daily work of an archaeologist is like, and how sites are excavated.

For further information contact: macroom.library@corkcoco.ie

Saturday - August 25th

Cork - Macroom Library, Macroom

Milling and more around Macroom

Macroom Library host a week-long photographic exhibition on archaeological discoveries made in advance of the construction of the N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom road.

Archaeological excavations undertaken by Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd and TVAS Ireland Ltd on behalf of Cork County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland have revealed many previously unknown archaeological sites in the hinterland of Macroom and Ballyvourney. Come see what sites have been discovered, what the daily work of an archaeologist is like, and how sites are excavated.

For further information contact: macroom.library@corkcoco.ie

Sunday - August 26th

Waterford - Waterford Greenway

Viking Heritage Day at Woodstown

Viking Heritage Day at Woodstown on the Waterford Greenway with Vikings from Ireland, the UK and Denmark, medieval archery, battle re-enactments, guided walks on Viking Woodstown and Wildlife.

Déise Medieval Battle Re-enactments: watch fighters practise Viking warfare including the famous shield wall and ingenious war games along with a Kiddie Vike where kids take on the grown-up Vikings and are victorious! Guided walk on the Viking History of Woodstown with archaeologist James Eogan: find out about this fascinating site where archaeological testing in 2003 uncovered the largest Viking find in Europe over the last century, including coins from Byzantium and Viking weaponry.

Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

This event has been organised in association with Waterford City & County Council.

For further information contact: bguest@waterfordcouncil.ie