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Publication: Excavation at the Neolithic Carrowmore Passage Tomb Complex

The results of an excavation at the Carrowmore passage tomb complex were published in the Volume XXX of the Journal of Irish Archaeology. I’ve been carrying out geophysical surveys across the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery since 2011 and in 2019, Dr Marion Dowd and I began excavating one of the most enigmatic sites in the Neolithic… Continue reading Publication: Excavation at the Neolithic Carrowmore Passage Tomb Complex

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Publication: Vinegar Hill: The Last Stand of the Wexford Rebels of 1798

‘Vinegar Hill: The Last Stand of the Wexford Rebels of 1798’, edited by Ronan O’Flaherty and Jacqui Hynes, has just been published by Four Courts Press. I’m a co-author on two of the chapters in this new publication which represents the work of The Longest Day Project, a multi-disciplinary research programme involving archaeologists, historians, folklorists,… Continue reading Publication: Vinegar Hill: The Last Stand of the Wexford Rebels of 1798

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Excavation at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Project: Carrowmore: IT Sligo Training Excavation Directors: Dr Marion Dowd, Dr James Bonsall, IT Sligo Location: Carrowmore, Sligo Year: 2019-ongoing Funding: IT Sligo (2019) Aim: I've been carrying out geophysical surveys across the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery since 2011. In 2019, myself and Dr Marion Dowd began excavating one of the most enigmatic sites in the Neolithic complex. This project comprises a… Continue reading Excavation at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

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Signal Defensible Guard Houses

Project: The construction, survival and historical context of the Signal Defensible Guard Houses in Connacht and Ulster Directors: Stuart Rathbone (PhD Candidate), Dr. James Bonsall (Supervisor), IT Sligo Location: Connacht & Ulster, Ireland Year: 2015- Website: https://irishsignalstations.wordpress.com/the-irish-signal-stations/ Aim: This post graduate research project aims to provide detailed written and drawn accounts of the surviving signal stations around the North… Continue reading Signal Defensible Guard Houses

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I’ve said “Farewell” to Earthsound

After 17 years as co-director of Earthsound Archaeological Geophysics / Earthsound Geophysics Limited, I have stood down and sold my interest in the company. I created Earthsound in August 2002 and was delighted to serve as co-director since that time. It has been an incredibly enjoyable experience, taking me to every county on the island… Continue reading I’ve said “Farewell” to Earthsound