Research Projects

Knocknashee Archaeology Project

  Project: Knocknashee Archaeology Project Directors: Dr. Dirk Brandherm, Cormac McSparron, Queen's University Belfast Location: Knocknashee, Lavagh, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo Year: 2016-ongoing Funding: Royal Irish Academy Grant (2016, 2017) Aim: Geophysical surveys assessed house sites on the plateau of Knocknashee, a hillfort complex which also contains two Passage Tombs. In 2016 I directed surveys at Earthsound Archaeological Geophysics across the entire… Continue reading Knocknashee Archaeology Project

Europe's Lost Frontiers · Research Projects

Europe’s Lost Frontiers Project

Europe's Lost Frontiers, is a major ERC-funded research project exploring the lost landscapes that were inundated at the end of the last Ice Age. I was the Chief Scientist on board RV Celtic Voyager, directing marine geophysical surveys in the Irish Sea which were used to create new high resolution maps of the submerged landscape.… Continue reading Europe’s Lost Frontiers Project

Research Projects

Great Connell Abbey Exploration Project

Project: Great Connell Abbey Exploration Project Directors: James Bonsall, Earthsound Archaeological Geophysics & Dr. Thomas Loughlin, Irish Hellenic Institute, Athens, Greece. Location: Great Connell Abbey, Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland Year: 2012-2014 Funding: €3,900 (Kildare County Council Community Heritage Grant €2,400, Kildare Archaeological Society Research Grant €1,500) Aim: This project examined the use and demise of Great Connell Abbey by tracing the… Continue reading Great Connell Abbey Exploration Project