N22 Tralee Bypass Archaeology Seminar

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. Archaeological works on the N22 Tralee Bypass started in August 2010 with a series of investigation surveys and test excavations. In 2011, 37 sites ranging in date from the Late Mesolithic/Early Neolithic period (c. 5500–3500 BC) to the post-medieval period (AD 1550–1700) were excavated by two archaeological consultancies, namely Rubicon Heritage Ltd and Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd. These discoveries, which include evidence of settlement, industry, ceremonial and funeral activities, make a significant contribution to the archaeological record of the Tralee area, but also to County Kerry as a whole.

Dissemination of the results forms an integral part of the NRA/Kerry County Council contracts and with the collaboration and contribution of the archaeological consultants, some articles have already been published in the latest issue of the Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society and in issues six and eight of Seanda, the NRA Archaeology Magazine.

This free half-day seminar is an opportunity for the public to hear about some of these discoveries prior to the full results being published in a NRA monograph. Artefacts uncovered on the scheme will also be on display at the museum during the day.

Venue: Kerry County Museum, Ashe Memorial Hall, Denny Street, Tralee.
Date & time: Saturday 25 January 2014, 3 pm to 6 pm.

Free Admission. All Welcome. Registration and Tea/ Coffee from 2.30 pm.

Please note places are limited so please register your interest in attending by emailing
traleeseminar@rubiconheritage.com or by calling Rubicon Heritage on 021 4520280.