A mound used as a gathering point for rituals dating back to 3500 BC, evidence of medieval treasure-hunting and remains of Famine cottages are among the ancient finds along the M17 motorway. The finds at 26 excavated sites on the 30km stretch from Rathmorrissy (near Athenry) to Tuam have been recorded in a book entitled Through… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Archaeology
Archaeology Seminar –Saturday September 29th at Claregalway Castle 10:00 Coffee and Registration 10:15 Introduction by Professor Mairin Ni Dhonnchadha 10:30 Dr Rory Sherlock – ‘Claregalway Castle – new Insights from recent investigations above and below the ground’. 11:30 Dr Brian McDomhnaill – ‘New Archaeological discoveries at Claregalway – report on recent excavations adjacent to Claregalway… Read more »
This report presents the preliminary results of an archaeological excavation undertaken at Claregalway, Co Galway, on behalf of the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Galway County Council. The works were undertaken in advance of flood relief works on the River Clare in Claregalway, Co Galway. Ministerial Consent (C437) was provided by the National Monuments… Read more »
Cumann Seandálaíochta agus Staire na Gaillimhe Galway Archaeological and Historical Society Harbour Hotel, Dock Road, Galway Monday, 09 January 2012 @ 7:30PM “Recent Excavations at Claregalway.” By Mr. Brian Mac Domhnaill Lecture duration will be 30mins and will be followed by our AGM All are welcome to attend.
One of the most signiﬁcant sites excavated for years in the county has revealed that Claregalway marked the beginning of the urbanisation of Galway. The archaeological discovery was made during the flood relief works undertaken by the County Council and the Office of Public Works (OPW). The excavators discovered the remains of 25 bodies—23 full… Read more »
I was talking to my friend the archaeologist, we call him Matt the Digger, because that’s what archaeologists do. They dig holes and find all sorts of treasure and things from the past. Some job, eh! Well he was telling me he was working on the new bridges at Claregalway and they came across a… Read more »
Engineers are awaiting the all-clear from archaeologists before beginning major flood relief work on Claregalway bridge. The works also involved demolishing Crusheeny bridge located between Claregalway and Cregmore bridges and replacing it with a new structure. It had been hoped to have the works completed sooner but the archaeological survey in Claregalway as well as… Read more »