Posts Tagged ‘excavation’

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 […]


NAZI WAR DIGGERS

AND A FINAL UPDATE 2nd April: National Geographic Channel Pulls ‘Nazi War Diggers’ Series. UPDATE 31st March: Over the weekend both the New York Times and the Daily Mail have published pieces about this issue. National Geographic Channel have outdone themselves with this clip from what looks to be an appalling ‘Archaeology’ of WW2 show […]


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 […]


Drumaskibbole Fulacht Part 2

Drumaskibbole Fulacht Part 2

Author of original report and Site Director: Tom Rogers During Construction works for the realignment of the R284 from Drumaskibbole to Ballygawley in County Sligo, Tom Rogers of Moore Group excavated a fulacht fiadh and two stone trackways (along with a number of assorted other features). This is part 2 of a 2 part post […]


Drumaskibbole Fulacht Part 1

Drumaskibbole Fulacht Part 1

Author of original report and Site Director: Tom Rogers During Construction works for the realignment of the R284 from Drumaskibbole to Ballygawley in County Sligo, Tom Rogers of Moore Group excavated a fulacht fiadh and two stone trackways (along with a number of assorted other features). Slightly south of Drumaskibbole the road bends sharply, first […]


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) […]


19th Century Burial in Ireland – Part I

19th Century Burial in Ireland - Part I

From last years Journal of Irish Archaeology, we’re posting below part 1, the introduction, of our paper on 19th century burial practices in Ireland. The sections on Manorhamilton and Ballinasloe will follow. Two glimpses of 19th-Century institutional burial practice in Ireland: a report on the excavation of burials from Manorhamilton Workhouse, County Leitrim and St […]


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. […]