Posts Tagged ‘environmental consultants galway’

EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY SEMINAR UCD

Experimental Archaeology in Northwest Europe: Principles and Potential Declan, Billy and Nigel will be presenting on Friday in UCD at 2ish as part of a Seminar on Experimental Archaeology. Here’s the outline from UCD: Experimental Archaeology has recently re-emerged as an approach enabling us to think about the past in practical ways, while it also […]


WHAT THE FRACK?

There’s been mention recently in the Irish and International media of the controversial process of gas extraction using hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ as it’s come to be known. Two companies have been issued onshore petroleum licences in the area of Lough Allen (Tamboran Resources and Langco). Put simply the fracking process involves pumping a mixture […]


NEW VERSION OF EUROPEAN ATLAS OF THE SEAS

Via the Marine Institute: A new and improved version of the European Atlas of the Seas is now available on the website of DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries: http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeatlas It includes 24 new maps ETC… New maps include: Natura 2000 protected maritime sites Pollution response vessels Coastal GDP The atlas is an easy way for students, […]


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 […]


Friday Flora and Fauna

Friday Flora and Fauna

Well bloggers, today’s entry will be a short one as I’m up to my eyes (thank feck).  While researching the (Draft) Galway County Development Plan 2009 – 2015 for policy on visual impact assessment and protected views, I reviewed the section on Guidelines for Heritage, Landscape and Environmental Management and noticed that Galway County Council […]


Friday Flora & Fauna

Announcing ‘Friday Flora and Fauna’… From tomorrow, we’ll be posting a regular, topical flora and fauna column from Moore Group staff. We’ll follow the seasons and report on topical issues to do with the Irish environment and Irish Biodiversity. We’ll try and keep it regular to Fridays, but work pressures might affect the consistency occasionally! […]


Not the Large Hadron Collider, just a wheel

Not the Large Hadron Collider, just a wheel

Here’s object number two in our virtual museum – a late medieval wheel from Galway City. As with the palstave, we’ve also presented a brief report on the find including a description of the circumstances of its finding. Although it’s a somewhat less spectacular object, it’s one of those rare pieces which reflect everyday life […]


Pole-axed in 13th century Eyre Square

Pole-axed in 13th century Eyre Square

Specially for the Races, here’s our breaking news about how visitors were treated in our pleasant town in the 13th century. We Irish pride ourselves on our supposedly hospitable and open nature, our open house, kettle always on the boil, door always open, receptive ways. But we may not always have been so pleasant to […]


Boatwash Review

Posted by Eoghan, Moore Marine In 2006, in conjunction with University College Cork Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre and Aquatic Services Unit, Orla Power for Moore Marine worked on the cultural heritage impacts as part of the ‘Literature review on the impacts of boat wash on the heritage of Ireland’s inland waterways’, commissioned by the […]


Eyre Square Excavations Part I

Eyre Square Excavations Part I

Moore Group was engaged by Galway City Council as the consulting archaeologists for the Eyre Square Re-enhancement Project and from the outset in February 2004 carried out archaeological testing and monitoring of groundworks. A number of excavations were carried out during the scheme. Some post-excavation is ongoing and a final report will be prepared soon. […]


Tayleur Wreck

Tayleur Wreck

Posted by Eoghan Published previously on Moore Marines blog and originally published in the Bulletin of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology in 2004, we’ve posted below Eoghan’s paper by way of commemorating 154 years since the sinking of the Tayleur in January 1854. Tayleur, a victim of technological innovation On 21 January 1854, the […]


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 […]


Pricewatch

We’ve added Pricewatch to our blogroll. Conor Pope broke the Fulacht beer story in the Irish Times and published it on his blog – congratulations to Conor on all his nominations for the Irish Blog Awards. And, while we’re at it, we really enjoyed Chris’ latest post.


Politics.ie

Looking around the interweb to see where the beer fulacht theory has been discussed, and found this, the theory being discussed in the hallowed, um, threads (?) of politics.ie And our sincere apologies if we disappointed the person who did a search for ‘men in lederhosen’ recently and came across our Octoberfest post.


An introduction to stratigraphy

An introduction to stratigraphy

Understanding an archaeological site is a process of interpreting contemporaneous archaeological horizons. On any archaeological site, the upper strata are later and the lower strata are earlier, because each layer must have either been deposited on top of or created by the removal of a pre-existing layer. That’s the basis of stratigraphy. The term stratigraphy […]


DEGRADING THE DEAD?

DEGRADING THE DEAD?

Phlllp Hensher (presumably this  is meant to be author Phillip Hensher) writes in the Sunday Tribune today about displaying the dead. In a meandering and ill-thought out piece (imho) he criticises the unveiling of Tutankhamun’s body and rails at the ‘recent’ habit of displaying the bodies of ‘unremarkable’ people. By ‘unremarkable’ he seems to mean […]


Civil War in Connaught

Now with added theme song (27th November 2011) – For more about this song see this post. Every so often, a friend, friend of a friend, client, passer-by or, in one case, our regular courier, will drop in and present us with a remarkable find and ask us what they should do with it. It […]