Claregalway Castle to host archaeological seminar

A one day archaeological seminar, looking at sites of importance in the Claregalway area, takes place in Claregalway Castle this Saturday.

The seminar is entitled Archaeology and History: Claregalway and Environs’, and will feature a variety of speakers.

The programme starts at 10am with an introduction by NUI Galway’s Prof Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha, followed by Dr Rory Sherlock of the Achill Archaeological Field School. He will deliver a talk entitled Claregalway Castle: new insights from recent investigations above and below ground.

At 11.30 Dr Brian Mac Domhnaill of Rubicon Archaeology, Cork, will speak on New archaeological discoveries: excavations adjacent to Claregalway Bridge. At 12.30 Dr Jessica Cook, will speak about the lost round tower of Annaghdown.

There will be a light lunch at 1pm and the day will conclude with Prof Peter Harbison’s talk Medieval Franciscan Monasteries of Ireland, at 2pm including a visit to Claregalway Abbey.

Admission is €10 (includes coffee and light lunch ). Booking is advised as places limited. To book call 091 - 799666 between 9.30am and 4.30pm

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