TII announces Heritage Week 2019 programme

Monday - August 19th

Kerry - John B. Keane's Pub, Listowel

Listowel's past revealed

Archaeologist Tony Bartlett, Archaeological Management Solutions, presents an overview of archaeological investigations undertaken on the route of the Listowel Bypass. Discoveries include Bronze Age cooking sites, a possible watermill, and the remains of a 19th-century structure. This free public lecture takes place at 8.00 pm in John B. Keane's Pub, 37 William Street, Listowel.

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

For further information contact: fintan.walsh@ams-consultancy.com, 087 2891543.

Tuesday - August 20th

Kildare - Halverstown National School, Old Kilcullen

Archaeological secrets of the M9 Motorway

TII Archaeologist Noel Dunne will deliver an illustrated presentation of the results of archaeological investigations in advance of the M9 Motorway and M9 Motorway Service Area, in the vicinity of Old Kilcullen and Halverstown, Co. Kildare. Previously unknown archaeological sites discovered and excavated included six prehistoric fulachtaí fia, Early Neolithic hearths and pits, Early Bronze Age settlement and structures, an early medieval souterrain or underground chamber, early and post-medieval cereal-drying kilns and a late medieval limekiln. This free public lecture takes place at 8:00 pm in Halverstown National School, Old Kilcullen, Co. Kildare.

This event has been organised in association with the Old Kilcullen Area Community Association.

For further information contact: noel.dunne@tii.ie, 086 8296098.

Wednesday - August 21st

Cork - Castle Hotel, Macroom

Mills and milling

Dr Colin Rynne (Dept of Archaeology, UCC) and Kate Taylor (TVAS Ireland Ltd) present a public lecture relating to a historic mill complex excavated on the N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom road project in County Cork.

Excavated at Kilaclug, west of Macroom, this long-forgotten mill complex yielded many secrets and expands our understanding of the early industrial heritage of West Cork. An online ‘Story Map’ of all archaeological sites excavated in advance of the proposed new N22 road scheme will also be launched on the night. All are warmly welcome to this free event which takes place at the Castle Hotel, Main Street, Macroom, at 8.00 pm.

This event has been organised in partnership with Cork County Council. Booking is required.

To make a booking visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mills-and-milling-tickets-62590711503.

For further information contact: ken.hanley@tii.ie, 021 4821046.

Wednesday - August 21st

Clare - Clare County Museum, Arthur’s Row, Ennis

When fresh memories set hard: Civil War graffiti at Mountrivers Bridge, Doonbeg, Co. Clare

Archaeologist Bryn Coldrick, Archaeological Management Solutions, describes the discovery of Civil War-era graffiti. As part of recent architectural recording prior to the demolition of the N67 Mountrivers Bridge, near Doonbeg, some graffiti was discovered. The term ‘Free Stater’ and other marks were recorded and following consultation with the National Museum of Ireland the object now resides in Clare County Museum. This free public lecture takes place at 8.00 pm in Clare County Museum, Arthur’s Row, Ennis.

This event has been organised in association with Clare County Museum.

For further information contact: John Rattigan, Curator, JRattigan@clarecoco.ie

Thursday - August 22nd

Dublin - Kildare Room, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street

Food in ancient Ireland: insights from archaeology

Following on from her involvement in the award-winning History of the Irish Diet in Plants show garden at the recent Bloom garden festival, Dr Meriel McClatchie, Assistant Professor, UCD School of Archaeology, examines the archaeological evidence for food production in Ireland, from Stone Age to post-medieval times. This free public lecture will be based on the results of archaeological excavations on national road projects and other development-led and research projects around the country. The lecture takes place at 6.00 pm in the Kildare Room at the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

This event has been organised in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland. Booking is required.

To make a booking contact: educationarch@museum.ie, 01 6486334.

Friday - August 23rd

Dublin - Kildare Room, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street

The Archaeology of the Irish Diet

A pop-up display featuring reconstruction drawings of archaeological sites and replica artefacts related to food production, which relates to the award-winning History of the Irish Diet in Plants show garden at the recent Bloom gardening festival. The display can be visited between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm in the Kildare Room at the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

This event has been organised in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland and UCD School of Archaeology.

For further information contact: educationarch@museum.ie, 01 6486334.

Saturday - August 24th

Dublin - Kildare Room, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street

The Archaeology of the Irish Diet

A pop-up display featuring reconstruction drawings of archaeological sites and replica artefacts related to food production, which relates to the award-winning History of the Irish Diet in Plants show garden at the recent Bloom gardening festival. The display can be visited between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm in the Kildare Room at the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

This event has been organised in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland and UCD School of Archaeology.

For further information contact: educationarch@museum.ie, 01 6486334.

Sunday - August 25th

Dublin - Kildare Room, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street

The Archaeology of the Irish Diet

A pop-up display featuring reconstruction drawings of archaeological sites and replica artefacts related to food production, which relates to the award-winning History of the Irish Diet in Plants show garden at the recent Bloom gardening festival. The display can be visited between 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm in the Kildare Room at the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

This event has been organised in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland and UCD School of Archaeology.

For further information contact: educationarch@museum.ie, 01 6486334.

Sunday - August 25th

Waterford - Woodstown, Waterford Greenway

Viking Heritage Day at Woodstown

A family-friendly event with the Déise Medieval Vikings and friends, living history displays, battle re-enactments, dig-in-a-box, guided walks exploring Viking Woodstown and wildlife along the Greenway. The heritage day takes place between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm at Waterford Greenway, Carriganore, County Waterford.

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

For further information contact: bguest@waterfordcouncil.ie