TII announces Heritage Week 2017 programme

Saturday - August 19th

Cork - Cork Public Museum

Food and Eating in Prehistory

Experience how archaeologists reconstruct life and diet from the analysis of animal bones, cereal finds, human bone and pollen records. Hands-on sessions with butter churning, bread tasting and more!

Experience in ‘hands-on’ sessions how archaeologists reconstruct past lives from animal bones, cereal finds, human bone and pollen, learn how diet leaves traces on human bones, grind grain on a prehistoric hand mill, and try the products of butter churning demonstrations with prehistoric-style bread!

Time: 12:00 to 16:00

Organised by the Seeing Beyond the Site project, Department of Archaeology, University College Cork, in collaboration with Cork Public Museum, Cork Butter Museum and Arbutus Artisan Bread.

For further information contact: katharina.becker@ucc.ie

Monday - August 21st

Sligo - Aurivo Auditorium, Sligo IT

A Prehistoric Landscape Unearthed

Recent archaeological excavations on the N4 Collooney Castlebaldwin Road Project have revealed a range of exciting new prehistoric sites and finds. Brian O’Hara, will present the preliminary findings.

Time: 19:00 to 20:00

Organised in association with Sligo County Council.

For further information contact: Orlaith.Egan@tii.ie; 071 9111955

Monday - August 21st

Carlow - Carlow County Museum

Roundabout Archaeology

Join the archaeologists who carried out excavations beside the historic graveyard at Ballinacarrig on the N80 near Carlow and find out more about their fascinating discoveries.

Archaeologists from TVAS (Ireland) Ltd were commissioned by Carlow County Council to carry out archaeological investigations in advance of construction of a new roundabout on the N80 beside a historic graveyard at Ballinacarrig near Carlow. The excavation uncovered a surprising wealth of archaeological remains from the prehistoric and historic eras.

Time: 19:30 to 20:30

Organised in association with Carlow County Museum.

For further information contact: museum@carlowcoco.ie; 059 9131554

Tuesday - August 22nd

Kildare - Naas Town Hall

The Kiln Fields, Sallins Bypass

This illustrated talk outlines the archaeological discoveries made in 2016 and 2017 in advance of the construction of the M7 Motorway Upgrade and R407 Sallins Bypass, Co. Kildare.

Some 20 new archaeological sites were discovered and excavated, including charcoal-production pits, smelting furnaces, cereal-drying kilns, a brick-kiln, post-medieval roadways, a mill-race, prehistoric cremations and a ceremonial ring-ditch. The most significant finding was undoubtedly an early medieval enclosure complex on the banks of the River Liffey, north of Sallins village.

Time: 20:00 to 22:00

Organised in association with Kildare County Council and Naas Local History Group.

For further information contact: Noel.Dunne@tii.ie; 086 8296098

Thursday - August 24th

Dublin - Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street

Between the Lines: the archaeology of Luas Cross City

An afternoon of public talks at which archaeologists present some of the recent discoveries that they have made during the excavations for Luas Cross City (St Stephen's Green to Broombridge, Cabra).

Time: 14:00 to 18:00

Register to attend with EventBrite: https://tii-between-the-lines.eventbrite.ie

For further information contact: Lillian.Butler@tii.ie

Note: Dr Alison Sheridan, National Museums Scotland, will be launching Stories of Ireland's Past: knowledge gained from NRA roads archaeology (TII Heritage 5) at 6:00 pm following the seminar. Register to attend with EventBrite: https://tii-launch-stories-of-irelands-past.eventbrite.ie.

Saturday - August 26th

Cork - Macroom Library

The Archaeology of the N22 Road

A public talk about the archaeological discoveries made on a new section of the N22 .

Time: 11:30 to 12:30

For further information contact: Ken.Hanley@tii.ie.

Saturday - August 26th

Dublin - Merrion Square

Meet the Luas Cross City Archaeologists at the IAI Archaeofest

Time: 11:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:00

Organised in association with the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland.

For further information contact: Emer.Dennehy@tii.ie

Sunday - August 27th

Waterford - Waterford Greenway

Go Biking with a Viking

Go Biking with a Viking and explore the Viking history of Waterford along the Woodstown section of the Waterford Greenway. Departing Bilberry in Waterford at 12 noon to Woodstown Viking Village.

Family heritage day at Woodstown on the Waterford Greenway. Cycle, walk or take the Waterford Suir Valley Railway from Kilmeaden to Woodstown and explore Déise Medieval's Viking Village, try your hand at medieval archery or wattle fence building, watch battle re-enactments and learn to be an archaeologist for a day. Take part in guided walks on Viking Woodstown and Wildlife of the River Suir.

Time: 12:00 to 16:00

Organised in association with Waterford City & County Council.

For further information contact: bguest@waterfordcouncil.ie; 086 8590341