Irish Civil War · Press Release · Publications · Research Projects

New Book: The Six – The Lives and Memorialisation of Sligo’s Noble Six

Project: The Six - The Lives and Memorialisation of Sligo’s Noble Six Directors: Dr. James Bonsall, Dr. Marion Dowd and Robert Mulraney Location: Sligo Year: 2022 Funding: Fourth Dimension Prospection, Caves of Ireland, Sligo County Council Museum Service Book cover for The Six. My latest book is called The Six - The Lives and Memorialisation of… Continue reading New Book: The Six – The Lives and Memorialisation of Sligo’s Noble Six

Bengorm · Press Release · Publications · Research Projects

Excavation of a Civil War IRA hideout

Project: Tormore Cave 1922 Civil War IRA Hideout Directors: Dr. Marion Dowd, Dr. James Bonsall, Robert Mulraney Location: Tormore townland, Glencar, County Sligo Year: 2022 Funding: Atlantic Technological University (ATU Sligo) I'm part of an exciting new project that has excavated a cave used during the Civil War as an anti-Treaty IRA hideout. The project, funded by Atlantic Technological University… Continue reading Excavation of a Civil War IRA hideout

Bengorm · Press Release · Publications · Research Projects

Publication: Recreating an Antiquarian excavation in GIS using a legacy data archive

I'm a co-author on a new publication, led by Dr Marion Dowd. '‘Revisiting Alice and Gwendoline Cave, Co. Clare: new light on the 1902 excavations’, has just been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Vol. 121C. Alice and Gwendoline Cave, Co. Clare, produced the first evidence for human occupation on the island of… Continue reading Publication: Recreating an Antiquarian excavation in GIS using a legacy data archive

Bengorm · Press Release · Publications · Research Projects

Publication: Neolithic Excarnation in an Irish Upland Boulder Chamber

I'm a co-author on a new publication, led by Dr Marion Dowd. 'Neolithic engagements with the dead: mortuary processing on Bengorm Mountain in the NW of Ireland', has just been published in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology. The fascinating upland site at Bengorm Mountain, near Newport, Co. Mayo, was discovered in 2016 when a local… Continue reading Publication: Neolithic Excarnation in an Irish Upland Boulder Chamber

Coronavirus · Press Release · Research Projects

Hundreds of Prehistoric Tools discovered during lakeshore picnic

Press Release: Hundreds of Prehistoric Tools discovered during lakeshore picnic, Sligo 13 August 2020 Main Points Friends discover prehistoric site on shore of Glencar Lake while having a picnic 930 pieces of worked chert discovered The discovery indicates that prehistoric people were visiting Glencar Lake, at least 4,000 years ago and possibly up to 6,000… Continue reading Hundreds of Prehistoric Tools discovered during lakeshore picnic

ICAP 2019 #AP2019Sligo · Press Release · Publications

International Archaeology Conference Attracts Delegates from 33 Countries to Sligo

Press Release 23/08/19 Archaeologists from around the world will be descending on IT Sligo on Wednesday the 28th of August for a very special five day International Conference to discuss the use of the latest technology in exploring our past. The use of drones, geophysics, data mining and artificial intelligence will be among the topics… Continue reading International Archaeology Conference Attracts Delegates from 33 Countries to Sligo

Carrowmore · Press Release · Research Projects

Archaeological Excavation at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Sligo

Press Release 19/06/2019 A team of archaeologists from IT Sligo have just completed a two-week archaeological excavation of a prehistoric monument in the heart of the Carrowmore megalithic complex, Sligo. Carrowmore is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland, with 5,500 year old passage tombs dating from 3,600 BC. IT Sligo archaeologists Dr Marion Dowd… Continue reading Archaeological Excavation at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Sligo