Posts Tagged ‘archaeological consultants galway’

Unveiling of archaeological sign at Terryland

Unveiling of archaeological sign at Terryland

  Brian Burke (Galway City Council), Declan Moore (Moore Group) and Jerry O’Sullivan (Galway County Council) attend the unveiling of a new archaeological sign at Terryland. Galway City Council unveiled the sign commemorating the discovery of the skeletal remains adjacent to Terryland Castle which were excavated in 2013 by archaeologists from Moore Group. The remains were uncovered […]


DYKE ROAD REMAINS

DYKE ROAD REMAINS

Archaeological investigations were carried out by Moore Archaeological and Environmental Services Ltd. at Terryland, near the Dyke Road, Galway in early 2013. The archaeological team led by Billy Quinn excavated 10 individuals buried just below the existing surface. The human remains were discovered following archaeological testing of the site during the construction of a proposed […]


DAY OF ARCHAEOLOGY 2013

The Day of Archaeology project aims to provide a window into the daily lives of archaeologists from all over the world.  The project asks people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate with us in a “Day of Archaeology” each year in the summer by recording their day and sharing it through […]


Comments on the beer at YouTube

To date there have been 10, 650 views of the fulacht video on YouTube (produced by BigYes). Later this week we’ll be attending the launch of ‘Dining and Dwelling’ – the 6th monograph in the NRA monograph series, which will see the formal publication of our beer theory. Here’s a flavour of the comments from […]


Moore on Beer

Okay: It’s not exactly TED. But anyway, here’s our (Billy & Dec’s) presentation at the 2008 NRA Seminar (Dining and Dwelling) which is due for publication next month. Entitled: ‘Fulachta fiadh and the beer experiment: suggested future research strategies.’ Any Chinese viewers, please forgive Declan. Also note Erratum: Dr. Patrick McGovern, sometimes referred to as […]


When Irish Eyes are Smiling

When Irish Eyes are Smiling

Via Eachtra (who have gone live with an impressive new website), we found Wordle. As Eachtra state, the words we use can say a great deal about us and we found the results interesting – a lot of earth, stone and fire, with the occasional ‘colour’ and a little ‘bragging’ (with a hint of ‘won’ […]


Four Stone Hearth 62

Four Stone Hearth 62

The next Four Stone Hearth Blog Carnival will be at the Swedish Osteological Society blog on the 11th March…. Send your submissions to them now….


Bronze Age Roundhouse in Clare – Pt 2 – The Burials

Bronze Age Roundhouse in Clare - Pt 2 - The Burials

This is the second part of a three part post on excavations carried out at Barnhill, Co. Clare. The first part is here and consists of details of a Bronze Age Round house which was excavated. The third part will comprises a bibliography for further reading and is located here. This part (II) is derived […]


EMAP

EMAP

This just in: The Early Medieval Archaeology Project (EMAP), a collaborative research consortium based in UCD/QUB and partners, completed in 2008 a series of significant archaeological reports based on its research as funded by the INSTAR 2008 programme and the Heritage Council Archaeological Research Grants 2008 scheme. … all these EMAP reports can now be downloaded at […]


Eyre Square leather

Eyre Square leather

AUTHOR: Billy Quinn Introduction Forty four worked leather pieces were retrieved from the Market House excavation (for more on the excavation see here) during the course of the Eyre Square Re-enhancement Project between the 3rd and the 18th of November 2004. Most of the fragments were retrieved from a rectangular sondage (approx 8m x 2m) […]


Weekend Brewing

Weekend Brewing

In preparation for WAC 6 in UCD next week we’ve brewed up a fresh brew of our Ale for general sampling and consumption on the day. Our brand new, watertight (ish), portable (ish) Fulacht held out after application of a good coat of (non toxic) bitumen paint externally. Our original fulacht, an old cattle trough, […]


WAC 6 Fringe beer

WAC 6 Fringe beer

We’ve been invited to present the beer experiment at WAC 6 in July as part of the WAC Fringe at UCD’s Belfield Campus. WAC is shaping up to be a great event. We’ll be giving out free samples of our Fulacht Beer/Hot Rock Ale at the event as well as samples brewed by a student […]


Beer Mugs

“People might think finding skeletons is spooky, but it is really awe inspiring,” says a Ms. Green, education officer with Canterbury Archaeological Trust, in this article from the BBC; “It’s when you literally come face to face with the people from the past”. More interestingly though, a crouched inhumation found in a barrow had a […]


Early Christian Settlement at Corofin

Early Christian Settlement at Corofin

The discovery by Moore Group archaeologists of the skeletons of 58 people, believed to date from Early Christian times at Corofin, Co. Galway, provides the first palpable evidence of a previously unknown early settlement in the area. The find was made during development work for a housing estate in 2006. Tom Rogers of Moore Group […]