E-mail addresses of archaeologists involved in Irish research at home and abroad. Also some
mediaeval historians. Primarily meant for social and academic contacts. See Consultancies
and Specialists and Illustrators links below for business contacts.
A directory of archæologists in the United Kingdom
is maintained by the Council for British Archæology
BAILLIE, Prof. Mike -
Emeritus Professor of Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Internationally recognised expert in dendrochronology
(actually, he describes himself by the magnificent title of 'dendro-catastrophist'), but also interested in high resolution
chronology in recent millennia Abrupt environmental downturns in recent millennia, environmental effects of explosive volcanism,
frequency and environmental effects of extraterrestrial impacts in recent millennia, mythology as a source of information on
extreme events and linking tree-ring and ice-core chronologies.
BARRATT, Dr. Philip -
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast.Primary research interests are in chronology,
Holocene environments and the prehistoric archaeological record.
BARRETT, Dr. Gillian -
Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Sciences, University of Wolverhampton. Archaeological Air Survey in Ireland. Archive of
colour oblique aerial photography (dates: 1989-2000) of archaeological/historical sites and landscapes. Main research focus:
discovery of plough-levelled archaeological sites recorded as cropmarks, particularly in south-east Ireland.
Address: School of Applied Sciences, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB. Direct telephone
line: (+44/0)1902 322183. Fax: (+44/0)1902 322680.
BARRY, Prof. Terence -
Associate Professor of Medieval History, Trinity College, Dublin. Research interests include medieval settlement archaeology
of Britain and Ireland as well as Norman castles and fortifications in Europe. Author of The Archaeology of Medieval Ireland (1987)
BEGLANE, Fiona, MSc -
Zooarchaeologist. Freelance analysis of mammal bones and marine molluscs.
Assistant Lecturer of Archaeology, School of Science, IT Sligo. www.itsligo.ie
Research interests include social and cultural aspects of past human interaction with animals.
E-mail: email@example.com or
BENNETT, Isabel -
Consultant archaeologist resident on the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry. Editor of the annual Excavations bulletin. Co-editor
of the Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.
- BENNETT, Prof. Keith -
Head of the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Specialises in the late Quaternary
environment, including pollen studies.
BERGH, Stefan -
Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway. Research interests: The Irish Neolithic with special
references to the role of megalithic monuments, upland settlement and upland enclosures; Landscape archaeology; lithics;
- BLAAUW, Dr. Maarten -
Research Fellow, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast.
Interested in using statistics to answer palaeo-ecological questions. Working on software for radiocarbon age-depth modelling, and
statistical/ecological interpretation of proxy archives.
BOLGER, Teresa, MPhil - Contract archaeologist based in Dublin. MPhil in medieval studies from UCD. Research
interests include early medieval settlement, environmental history and the integration of archaeological and historical data.
BOWER, Nicholas BA (NUI Galway 1997) - Licensed freelance archaeological Director (June 2005). Areas of interest
include early medieval settlement, ringforts, photography, technology and its application/innovation in archaeological practice.
I also hold an Advanced Open Water diving qualification (P.A.D.I.)
BRADLEY, John, MA FSA- Senior Lecturer, Department of History, St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Special interests: the archaeology of Ireland c.500-c.1600 AD; urban archaeology; crannogs; death and burial in the middle ages;
bibliographical material relating to Irish archaeology.
BRADLEY, Liam -
Archaeologist. Monaghan County Museum. Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan.
BRADY, Dr. Niall -
Special interests: mediaeval agriculture and underwater archaeology.
Latest three publications: Latest three publications: Exploring Irish Medieval Landscapes. The Discovery Programme's Medieval
Rural Settlement project, 2002-2008 (Dublin 2003); 'The gothic barns of England: icons of Prestige and authority', in E.
Smith and M. Wolfe (eds.) The Cathedral, the Mill, and the Mine: essays in Medieval Technology (Ashgate 1997: 76-105) ;
'De Oratorio: hisperica famina and church-building', Peritia 11(1997) : 327-335.
Current projects include: Agrarian Practices in Late Medieval Ireland
Current Positions: Director of the Discovery Programme's Medieval Rural Settlement Project; Director of The Archaeological
Diving Company Ltd.
Address: 2 Vale Terrace, Lower Dargle Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Phone/Fax +353 1 286-7825.
- BRANDHERM, Dr. Dirk -
Lecturer, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast.
Research interests include social change in the Later Bronze Age.
BREEN, Colin -
Colin Breen: Lecturer, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster. Research Interests include the archaeology of
shipwreck, looking at maritime cultural landscapes and submerged cultural resource management.
BROWN, David M. -
experimental officer in the Palaeoecology Centre, Queen's University, Belfast. Specialises in dendrochronology (tree-ring dating)
of modern, archaeological and prehistoric oak and pine trees.
- BRUCK, Dr. Joanna -
Senior Lecturer, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin. Research interests include the Bronze Age in the British Isles,
funerary archaeology, settlements and landscapes, ritual and ideology, material culture studies and archaeological theory.
BYRNE, Gretta -
Manager of Céide Fields Visitor Centre for Dúchas. Research interests include Neolithic landscapes and archaeology
of blanket bogs.
CALVERLEY, Andrew -
PhD research student at the University of Bradford, Department of Archaeological Sciences. Involvement in Irish Archaeology has
been as a lithic analyst. M.A. research was a comparison of Mesolithic - Neolithic reduction strategies using collections at the
National Museum of Ireland. Current research is studying the nature of contact between Ireland and Scotland during the Mesolithic
and its possible implications for the Neolithic Transition.
CAMP, Stacey -
First year Ph.D. student at Stanford University interested in Irish heritage and tourism studies.
CASSIN, Bryce -
undergraduate University of Sydney, Australia. Interest in early medieval Irish church from the perspective of church history
and settlement archaeology. Working on the relationship between settlement topography, material culture and theology. Also
interested in Irish cultural identity in the modern period.
CAVINESS, Alys -
Professor of Anthropology, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA. Interest: Irish place-names and mythological references,
combined with GIS technology to identify distribution patterns for sacred sites and the identification of potential significant
CAWLEY, Sean, BSc PhD FICI MNYAS -
Recently retired as Head of the School of Science at the Institute of Technology Carlow. I have a substantial amount of data on
Irish Round Towers and will now expand my work in this area to include the associated churches.
CHANNING, John -
Consultant archaeologist specialising in Environmental Impact Studies and pre-development investigations.
CHAPPLE, Robert M. -
professional field archaeologist. Project Manager for Northern Archaeological Consultancy Ltd. Provides radiocarbon services
including data organisation, and presentation, graphing of results and providing comparative dating from excavations.
- CLEARY, Rose M. -
Archaeologist, Department of Archaeology, University College, Cork.
COLLINS, Aisling -
Marine Archæologist with HSE 4 and HSE 3 Commercial Diving qualifications. BA Archæology and Greek and Roman, UCD,
Ireland; MA in Marine Archæology, St Andrews University, Scotland.
COMBER, Dr. Michelle -
Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway. Exploring the archaeology of daily life in the first millennium AD.
CONWAY, Malachy -
Regional Archaeologist (NI) The National Trust. Broad research interests including prehistoric settlement & material culture,
early medieval Ireland, buildings and garden archaeology.
COONEY, Prof. Gabriel -
Professor, School of Archaeology, University College, Dublin. Research interests: Irish Neolithic settlement patterns; stone
axe studies; megalithic tombs with special reference to their social role; theory and practice in archæology;
archæology as a heritage resource.
COSTA, Kelli Ann, PhD -
Professor of Anthropology, special interests in Bronze and Iron Age Ireland, heritage site marketing and tourism development.
Editor, Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, Department of Anthropology, Franklin Pierce College,
Rindge, NH 03461, U.S.A.
Telephone: (603)899-4207. Fax: (603)899-4324
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (office);
COTTER, Eamonn -
Freelance archaeologist based in Co. Cork. Wide range of experience in excavation and surveying. Main interests are the
archaeology of medieval Ireland and the archaeology of buildings, particularly churches and tower houses.
Ua CROININ, Risteard -
Director of Clare Archæological Services. Editor of The Other Clare - Journal of the Shannon Archæological
Society. Conducting The Clare Tower House Survey (c.220 sites) in conjunction with The Office of Public Works (Duchas).
Restored Dysert O'Dea Castle, now housing The Clare Archæology Centre. Restoration Consultant.
CROSS, Sarah -
Lecturer in landscape in the Humanities section, School of Business Studies, Dundalk Institute of Technology. Interests: Landscape
archæology, MBA barrow cemeteries in Limerick.
E-mail: Sarah.Cross@dkit.ie or
CUMMINS, Thomas -
Lecturer in Soil Science at University College Dublin researching the archaeology of anthropogenic soils, including urban soils,
reclaimed estuaries, and coastal sanded plaggen soils.
DALY, Aoife -
Based in Copenhagen but working with material from Northern Europe. Dendrochronology and dendroprovenance. Completed PhD on the
subject Timber, Trade and Tree-rings in February 2007, pdf can be downloaded via a link on
this page which also gives Dr Daly's CV.
DAVID, Philip -
Department of Anthropology, University of Idaho: Researching the late Mesolithic origins of the Irish Passage Tomb Tradition and
- DAVIS, Dr. Stephen -
Lecturer, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin. Palaeoecologist specialising in the study of insect remains.
DELANEY, Shane -
Archaeologist with Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd. Interests include Irish prehistoric lithics and raw material resourcing
within the Irish landscape. Other interests include death and burial in the post-medieval period.
DONAGHY, Caroline Velzian -
Archaeologist, North Munster Project [see GROGAN, Eoin]
- DONNELLY, Dr. Colm -
CAF Manager and Senior Research Fellow, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast.
Research interests: Medieval and Post-Medieval buildings in Ireland; the industrial archaeology of rural Early Modern Ireland;
the history, archaeology and architecture of Medieval Gaelic Ulster and the Ulster Plantation; children’s burial grounds in
DORNAN, Dr. Brian -
Researching and mapping the prehistoric landscape of the islands off Co. Mayo. Archaeologist and Local Historian. Currently
Chief Executive of the Airfield Trust in Dublin. Preparing a second volume on the Inishkea Islands - the archaeology of the
DOWD, Dr. Marion -
part-time lecturer and researcher, Dept. of Archaeology, U.C.C. and Project Manager,Eachtra Archaeological Projects.
Specialist interests: the archaeology of Irish caves; non-megalithic funerary practises in the Neolithic; gender archaeology.
DUFFY, Michael -
graduate in archaeology and art history UCD, has worked as archaeologist with Arch-Tech and other companies.
Currently working as a freelance archaeological illustrator.
DUFFY, Dr. Sean -
Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, Trinity College Dublin.
ELLIOTT, Ian S. -
MA in Physics (TCD), MSc in Archaeological Prospection (Bradford), BA (Hons) Archaeology and Geography (NUI), Director and Senior
Archeo-Geophysicist at Irish Geophysical and Archaeological Surveys Ltd.
EOGAN, James -
Project Archaeologist with the National Roads Regional Design Office, Tramore House. Oversees the archaeological element of
national roads projects in Counties Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford. Address: Tramore House, Pond Road, Tramore, Co. Waterford.
Telephone: (051) 390 130, fax: (051) 390 699.
- ETCHINGHAM, Dr. Colmán -
Lecturer, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Research interests cover the history of pre-Norman
Ireland. Particular areas on which he has published are the organisation of the church and its role in society, early Irish law,
Irish kingship, the evaluation of the annals as a historical source, the Vikings as raiders and settlers and Viking Age relations
between Ireland and Great Britain.
FENWICK, Joe, MA MIAI -
specialises in the area or archaeological survey and geophysics and is currently employed as Field Officer in the Department of
Archaeology, NUI, Galway. Prior to this appointment he worked in the commercial sector as an archaeological consultant trading
under the name ArchaeoLogical. He has assisted in a number of major research projects including the ArchaeoGeophysical
Imaging Project (NUI,Galway), The Tara Survey (The Discovery Programme Ltd.) and Knowth excavations (UCD).
FEWER, Greg -
BA (Archaeology/History), MA (History). Currently the equality officer at Waterford Institute of Technology where he also lectures
in archaeology to BSc students in forestry. Research interests include (among others): women and property in medieval and early
modern (post-medieval) Ireland, the archaeology and history of space exploration, post-medieval funerary archaeology,
eighteenth-century medical history, the archaeology of the Great Famine, the use of historical documents as an archaeological
resource, archaeological bibliography, and the archaeology and history of Counties Waterford and Kilkenny.
Website (archived version of old Geocities site):
Profile on the Space Archaeology Wiki.
FINAN, Dr. Thomas -
Adjunct Lecturer, Departments of History and Religious Studies, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Research interests
include the archaeology of medieval Gaelic settlement, the ideology of the nation in medieval Ireland, bardic poetry, and the
historiography of medieval Ireland.
FINLAY, Dr. Nyree -
Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Glasgow. Research interests: European prehistory; the Palaeolithic, the Mesolithic in
Great Britain and Ireland; lithic analysis; gender and archaeological theory.
- FITZPATRICK, Dr. Elizabeth -
Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway.
Research interests focus on medieval settlement, particularly in the archaeology of the medieval church, and Gaelic inauguration
and assembly sites in Ireland and Scotland.
FORSYTHE, Dr. Wes -
Lecturer in Geography, Environmental Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster. Research interests:
The archaeology of shipwreck, maritime economies and coastal landscapes, with an emphasis on island archaeology; historical
archaeology in the maritime zone.
- GALLAGHER, Angela -
Senior Technician, Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway. Illustrator. An archaeology graduate who worked as a surveyor on a
number of excavations and county surveys.
GANNON, Simon: see ARCHAEOLOGICAL WOOD
- GARDINER, Dr. Mark -
Senior Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology, Queen's University, Belfast.
Research interests include mediaeval buildings (especially AD900-1250), development of rural landscapes, fishing and trading
GIVEN, Anne -
archaeologist with Environment and Heritage Service: Built Heritage (DoENI), much involved with NI Sites and Monuments
Record and Archaeology and Planning in NI. Interested in understanding and protecting the historic landscape and townscape.
GLEESON, Caitriona, MA -
Specialist in medieval and post-medieval leather artefacts.
GROGAN, Eoin -
Director of Lake Settlement Project, Discovery Programme.
HAGEN, Ines -
Associate, North Munster Project.
HALL, Mark E. -
Niigata Prefectural Museum, Sekiharacho 1, Gongendo 2247-2, Nagaoka-shi 940-2035, Japan. My 1992 Ph.D. dissertation
(University of California at Berkeley) was entitled Irish and Hiberno-Norse Ironworking. My interest is in the
Bronze and Iron Ages of Ireland.
- HALL Prof. Valerie -
Professor of Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Currently researching Quaternary tephrochronological in Greenland,
New Zealand, China and Ireland.
HAMOND, Fred -
HANLEY, Ken -
Project Archaeologist with the National Roads Office, in Cork. My task is to oversee the smooth running of the archaeological
component of national road projects, across Co. Cork. Project archaeologists are involved throughout the design process, from
Constraints Studies to Construction. Address: National Roads Office, Richmond, Glanmire, Co. Cork.
Tel: (021) 4821046 Mobile: 086 6014734 Fax: (021) 4866209.
- HARRISON, Dr. Stephen -
Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin. Research interests focus the Early Mediaeval and Viking
periods in the British Isles, Viking burials and mediaeval weapons.
HARTWELL, Barrie -
Senior Research Fellow, School of Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Main interests include site
location by aerial photography and geophysical survey, excavation, photography, experimental archaeology and the Departmental
Museum of which he is curator.
HENSEY, Dr. Robert -
Archaeological researcher, free-lance archaeological editor and part-time lecturer based in County Sligo. Research interests
include: Neolithic cosmologies and the changing nature of religious beliefs in Ireland through time, megalithic monuments, megalithic art, and
HICKS, Ronald -
Professor, Department of Anthropology, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 47306. Irish research interests: pre-Christian
(Neolithic to conversion) sacred sites, religion, and mythology; sacred landscapes; use of geographic, archaeological, and
folkloristic/early literature data in conjunction to shed light on these topics. Current research involves use of a geographic
information system and dindshenchas database to seek patterns relevant to an understanding of site location.
E-mail: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
- HOLMES, Dr. Naomi -
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin. Palaeoclimatologist, currently working on a
project entitled 'Climate change and the adoption of agriculture in Ireland'
HULL, Katherine L. -
Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto and Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Rural Ireland. Involved in excavations
of 19th century villages near Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Interests include agricultural methods and "improvement," historic
ceramics and the role of women in pre-Famine society.
- HUNT, Dr. Chris -
Lecturer in Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Currently researching the dispersal of later hominids and modern human
groups, Human-environment interactions, Archaeopalynology - especially the development of new techniques.
JOHNSON, Dr. Ruth -
City Archaeologist, Dublin City Council. Address: Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. Telephone: 01-6722780, 086-8150029.
JOHNSTON, Susan A. -
PhD thesis on Irish rock art. Currently working on the final report of Dun Ailinne. Based in George Washington University,
JONES, Dr. Andrew -
Lecturer, University College, Dublin. Research interests: Neolithic in the British Isles; theoretical archaeology; material
culture and cultural identity.
- JONES, Dr. Carleton -
Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway. Has studied prehistoric landscapes, in particular The Burren, in County Clare.
Author of Temples of Stone, a study of Irish megalithic tombs (see review).
JONES, Iestyn -
Postgraduate student at the University of Wales college, Newport. Currently researching 'The use of social space in the early
Medieval houses of Ireland and western Britain'. This geographical study area may shrink depending on the available evidence!
- KADOR, Dr. Thomas -
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin.
KAVANAGH, Helen, MLitt -
Field archaeologist based in the Dublin area. Interests include the production of medieval pottery in Ireland and medieval
KELLY, Dr. Dorothy -
Lecturer, University College, Dublin. Research interests Art history of the early Christian period in Ireland and Britain,
and its background in Europe.
KENNEDY, RAY -
Currently doing an MA in Maritime Archaeology in the University Of Southampton, after completing a BA in Classical Archaeology
in Royal Holloway, University of London. My MA Thesis will be on The Ships of Viking Dublin, primarly looking at the evidence
for Viking shipbuilding in Dublin, including Skuldelev 2. The effect that the Vikings had on Irish culture and language,
particularly in a maritime context . I will also be looking at the ethnographic evidence for the continuation of Viking
building traditions in Ireland, mainly in the area of Dublin. Trade routes will also be discussed in my thesis as well.
- KERR, Dr. Thomas R. -
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast.
Principal research interest is the complex, hierarchical culture of Early Mediaeval Ireland. Also interested in reviewing the
possible impact of plagues on contemporary society, and the possible interpretation of ‘strange’ events recorded in contemporary
KILFEATHER, Annaba -
Senior Research Archaeologist with the Lake Settlement Project, Discovery Programme. PhD on Neolithic and Bronze Age landscapes
KILMURRAY, Liam -
PhD student, University of Sheffield. Research interests: social archaeological analysis of megalithic passage-graves, Boyne
Valley etc...mid Neolithic.
KIMBALL, Michael -
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ph.D. dissertation: The Lough Swilly Archaeological Survey: Investigations into the transition
to the Neolithic in eastern County Donegal. Project combines a systematic regional ploughzone survey program with the analytical
capabilities of a Geographic nformation System (GIS).
KONDRATIEV, Alexei -
Instructor, Irish Arts Center, New York. Speaks all of the Goidelic and Brythonic tongues; knowledgeable in Ogham, Irish
mythology and folklore, and Irish antiquities.
LANE, Sheila, & Associates -
Consultant Archaeologists specialising in Environmental Impact Assessments, pre-planning and planning assessments etc.
- LEWIS, Dr. Helen -
Lecturer, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin.
- McCLATCHIE, Dr. Meriel -
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast.
Primary research interests are in archaeobotany (the study of preserved plant macro-remains) and the prehistoric archaeology of
north-western Europe. Particularly interested in the production and consumption of cereal crops, including the social implications
of these activities.
- McCONKEY, Rosemary -
Research fellow in maritime archaeology, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster. Research interests:
The archaeology of the intertidal zone, the application of aerial photography in the identification of archaeological sites.
- McCORMICK, Dr. Finbar -
Senior Lecturer, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Research interests: Early
medieval settlement in Ireland; the zooarchaeology of the Mesolithic and Neolithic; the zooarchaeology of the Early Medieval
Period; Animals and Ritual.
McDERMOTT, Conor -
Laboratory and Field Officer, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin. Interests include wetland landscapes and
chronology, waterfronts and other wooden structures, archaeological recording, publishing, illustration.
- MACDONALD, Dr. Philip -
Fieldwork Director, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. He has directed excavations
at a variety of sites. His research interests are many and diverse.
McDONALD, Theresa, M.A. -
Course Director, Achill Archaeological Summer Field School, (www.achill-fieldschool.com)
held annually in July-August in the Deserted Village, Slievemore, Achill Island, Co. Mayo. Author of ACHILL ISLAND,
published March 1997.
- McERLEAN, Thomas -
Senior research fellow in maritime archaeology, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster. Research interests:
Foreshore archaeology, coastal settlement and resources, Medieval landscape organisation, the archaeology of parks and gardens
- McLAUGHLIN, Dr. Rowan -
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Interested in the economies of prehistoric
societies of north-western europe, particularly those of the mesolithic and neolithic periods. Doctoral research concerned
the application of dental microwear analysis (as a tool for reconstructing palaeodiet) to mesolithic and neolithic populations.
- McNEARY, Rory -
Research associate in freshwater archaeology, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster. Research interests:
riverine and lacustrine archaeology, landscape archaeology, medieval rural settlement, the role of archaeology in contemporary
McNEILL, Dr. Thomas -
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, Queen's University Belfast. Interests include the High Middle Ages, early Romanesque churches
in England and the Continent and, locally, the Ulster post-Medieval pottery industries.
- McSPARRON, Cormac -
Fieldwork Director, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP), Queen’s University Belfast. Research interests
include the Irish Neolithic, the application of Radiocarbon dating to archaeological problems, Iron Age Linear Earthworks and
Early Christian and Medieval coarse potting traditions in Ireland.
MALLORY, James P. -
Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, Queen's University Belfast. Specializes in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age of Europe,
particularly the steppe; the Irish Neolithic; the origin and dispersions of the Indo-European peoples; and the interface between
early Irish literary evidence and archaeology.
- MALONE, Dr. Caroline -
Senior Lecturer, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Research interests include
funerary archaeology, prehistoric art and architecture, and islands in prehistory.
MARSHALL, Sinead -
Licensed Director, Museum Volunteer. Interests include Medieval settlement, especially moated sites, and the role of museums in
presenting archaeology to the public.
Telephone: +353 86 1942069
MARTIN, Kevin, BA MPhil MIAI -
Licensed Archaeologist based in Dublin. Interests include Early Medieval settlement, Underwater Archaeology (Training to HSE
Part 3) and specialise in Viking archaeology and material culture.
METTERNICH, Wolfgang -
HistoCom GmbH and lecturer at Frankfurter Akademie für Kommunikation und Design, Frankfurt a.M., Germany. Special interests:
Castles, Tower-Houses, Military Architecture of Ireland, High Crosses and matters of the Middle Ages in Ireland in general.
MOLLOY, Dr. Barry -
Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin. My research area is Bronze Age warfare, with a strong
focus on experimental methods of investigation. I have also excavated at many sites in Ireland and Greece, my primary geographical
areas of interest.
MONK, Michael A. -
Lecturer in Archaeology, University College Cork. Research interests: Origins and development of agriculture; origins and
development of cities; environmental archaeology; Romans; archaeobotany; early medieval economy and settlement; excavation
MOORE, Dermot G. -
Freelance commercial and research archaeologist. Main research interests include early prehistoric archaeology with particular
reference to lithic technology and its analysis. Other research interests include all forms of stone-masonry, architecture and
early pyro-technology and the geological sourcing of archaeological stone material.
MOUNT, Charles - Archaeological Officer, The Heritage Council of Ireland.
- MURPHY, Dr. Eileen -
Senior Lecturer in Osteoarchaeology, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Research
interests include: Biocultural studies of Irish and Russian archaeological populations; hospitals in Medieval Ireland; deviant
and minority burial practices; children’s burial grounds; archaeology of Fermanagh.
MURPHY, Helen -
contract archaeologist with the Environment and Heritage Service for Northern Ireland. I am responsible for the development
and maintenance of the N.I.Sites & Monuments Record database (Access 97) and for disseminating data from the database to
various Government bodies, agencies and other interest groups thoughout Ireland and the UK. I am also responsible for the
creation and maintenance of a map-based SMR database and various sub-sets of this database on our computer mapping software,
Maps in Action.
MURRAY, Dr. Emily -
Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast. Areas of interest include zooarchaeology and coastal economies, middens and
settlements. Currently employed to work with Dr. Mark Gardiner on a project to examine The structural and social character
of vernacular timber buildings in rural England and Wales between 900 and 1175
(www.qub.ac.uk/arcpal/buildings.htm, which is being funded by the
- NEWMAN, Conor -
Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway. Exploring kingship and the sacred, landscapes, art and iconography.
Previously directed the Discovery Programme’s Tara Archaeological Survey project. Other research interests include Irish Early
Christian art and iconography, and relationships with the Roman World.
NÍ GHABHLÁIN, Sinéad -
Research Associate, UCLA. My research interests include the archaeology of the medieval church; medieval rural settlement;
Gaelic Ireland in the later medieval period; social organisation; and regional-scale analysis in archaeology. Ph.D. dissertation
(UCLA 1995) Church, Parish and Polity: the Medieval Diocese of Kilfenora. Currently directing research excavation of the
medieval monastic site of Mainistir Chiaráin, Inis Mór, County Galway.
E-mail : email@example.com
O'BRIEN, Dr Elizabeth -
Consultant Archaeologist, specialising in Late Iron Age - Early Medieval burial practices.
O'BRIEN, Richard -
Project Archaeologist with the National Roads Regional Design Office, Tramore House. Working for Waterford County Council on the
archaeological element of national roads projects in Counties Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford.
Address: Tramore House, Pond Road, Tramore, Co. Waterford. Telephone: (051) 390 130, fax: (051) 390 699.
O'BRIEN, Dr. William -
Professor of Archaeology, University College, Cork. Research interests lie mainly in the area of early European metallurgy and
specifically in all aspects of prehistoric settlement in south-west Ireland.
- Ó CARRAGÁIN, Dr Tomás -
Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University College, Cork.
O'CARROLL, Ellen -
Project Director for the excavation/mitigation and resolution of archæological sites on Bord na Mona bogs through ADS Ltd.
Main research interest is wetland landscapes and their associated archæology. Specialist in the identification and analysis
of wood and charcoal: reports include wood from excavations at Carrickfergus and Dublin (Werburgh St. & Exchange St.)
O'CONNELL, Prof. Michael -
Palaeoenvironmental Research Unit, Department of Botany, National University of Ireland, Galway. Pollen analyst with particular
interest in reconstruction of post-glacial land-use, vegetation and climate history based on investigation of peats and lake
- O'CONOR, Dr. Kieran -
Lecturer and Acting Head of Department, Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway. Research interests include the relationship between
Gaelic and Anglo-Norman Ireland, rural settlement and castles.
Ó DONNABHÁIN, Barra -
Lecturer, Department of Archæology, University College Cork. Research interests: Bioarchæology; Physical anthropology;
Human origins; Irish Bronze Age; The Celts and celticism.
O DRISCEOIL, Coilin -
Director of Kilkenny Archaeology, Heritage and Planning Advisors. Research interests include cave archaeology, the early human
settlement of Ireland and medieval towns.
Ó DROMA, Mick -
Licenced archaeologist. Specialist in the archaeology of Co Cavan.
O'HARA, Deirdre -
M.Sc. in Maritime Archaeology, University of Southampton, Ph.D. candidate, Applied Geophysics Unit, NUI Galway. Thesis topic is
applications of high resolution geophysics in archaeological site investigations underwater. Other, ongoing, interests include
researching the evidence for European influences on contemporary Irish boat building traditions and interesting sports divers in
identifying, recording and protecting archaeological sites underwater.
Address: Applied Geophysics Unit, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland.
Telephone: work (+353 91) 524411 ext. 2310; mobile (+ 353 86) 841 2994; home (+353 91) 589419.
O'KEEFFE, Prof. Tadhg -
Associate Professor, School of Archaeology, University College, Dublin. Research interests The archaeology of Ireland, Britain
and Europe, 11th to 16th centuries AD; military and ecclesiastical architecture of the middle ages.
O'LOUGHLIN, C.F. MD -
University of Athens- Byzantine Hagiology. Corcomroe Abbey Hellenists. Maighastean Hedge School in Co Clare.
- OLSEN, Dr. Jesper -
Research Fellow, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Research interests:
Measurement and interpretation of the isotopic composition of prehistoric bones, i.e. palaeodietary studies using carbon
and nitrogen isotopes; Limnology, geochemistry and stable isotope analysis and interpretations of lacustrine environments
and facies analysis; Radiocarbon: dating cremated or burned bones, 14C reservoir effects and modelling depth-to-age relationships
in sediment cores using 14C, Bayesian modelling.
Ó'MAOLDÚIN, Ros -
Freelance licenced archaeological field director based in the Galway region. Research interests include all aspects of later
prehistory, promontory forts and politics in archaeology.
O'ROURKE, Moira -
Freelance Archaeologist, currently MA student at University of Bristol studying Maritime Archaeology & History. Thesis
includes analysis of recent finds of ship & boat timbers from excavations in Drogheda, Co. Louth. Interests include
medieval shipping, ports and trade.
ORSER, Charles E., Jr. -
Professor of Anthropology, Illinois State University and Adjunct Professor of Archaeology, National University of Ireland,
Galway. Excavating early nineteenth-century tenant villages in the Strokestown area, County Roscommon.
O'SULLIVAN, Aidan -
Senior Lecturer, School of Archaeology, University College, Dublin. Research interests: Early medieval settlement and landscape,
European maritime and wetland archaeology, theoretical archaeology.
O'SULLIVAN, Jerry -
NRA Project Archaeologist at Galway County Council. Interests include medieval church and settlement; best practice in
archaeology; archaeological writing.
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O'SULLIVAN, Prof. Muiris -
Associate Professor, School of Archaeology, University College, Dublin. Research interests: The Irish Neolithic and its
- PILCHER, Prof. Jonathan -
Emeritus Professor of Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Research interests: history of atmospheric particle
deposition on the Greenland ice sheet, collaboration with the NEEM ice core drilling project and improvements to microprobe
analysis for tephra identification.
- PINHASI, Dr. Ron -
Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University College, Cork.
- PLETS, Dr. Ruth -
Research Associate in Marine Geoarchaeology, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster. Research interests:
high-resolution, shallow water geophysics; marine geoarchaeology and submerged landscape reconstruction;
acoustic shipwreck imaging, characterization and visualization; marine sedimentology and coastal processes.
- PLUNKETT, Dr. Gill -
Lecturer, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Early to mid-Holocene environment at
Millin Bay, Co. Down; palaeoenvironmental reconstructions at the wetland archaeological complex at Edercloon, Co. Longford; the
palaeoenvironmental context of the Faddan More manuscript; palaeoclimatic and landuse reconstructions at Slievanorra, Co. Antrim
POTTERTON, Dr Michael -
Editor, Four Courts Press.
7 Malpas Street, Dublin 8, Ireland.
Tel. +353-(0)1-4534668; Fax +353-(0)1-4534672
- QUINN, Dr. Rory -
Senior lecturer in marine geoarchaeology, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster. Research interests:
marine habitat mapping and marine geoarchaeology (specifically the application of geological and geophysical techniques to the
evolution and reconstruction of archaeological sites and landscapes).
RAMSDEN, Peter -
Professor, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Canada. Survey work in the Barrow valley, particularly interested
in the early prehistoric period.
READ, Christopher, MA -
Lecturer at IT Sligo on BSc in Applied Archaeology, co-director of North West Archaeological Services Ltd and PhD student in
Archaeology at NUI Galway with research interests in landscape archaeology, folklore and archaeology and the past in the past.
- REIMER, Prof. Paula J. -
Professor, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Research interests: Radiocarbon
calibration and marine reservoir effects; Carbon cycling in peats, soils, and sediments.
- RONAYNE, Maggie -
Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway. Research interests: conflicts between archaeology and development, impact of
war on cultural heritage.
- RYNNE, Dr. Colin -
Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University College, Cork. Specialises in industrial archaeology.
- SANDS, Dr. Rob Sands -
I.T. Specialist, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin. PhD research concerned Bronze and Iron Age woodworking.
SCALLY, Cormac -
Contract archaeologist based in Belfast. Interests focus on the built environment and include research, survey and
interpretation of archaeological and industrial heritage sites and vernacular architecture.
SCALLY, G. -
Freelance archaeologist engaged in pre-development and pre-conservation excavation. Areas of interest include the architecture,
economy and cross slabs of Early christian sites most especially those along the western seaboard of Ireland; all aspects of
Viking, Hiberno-norse and medieval settlement.
SEAVER, Matthew -
Archaeological director with CRDS Ltd. Interests include Medieval rural settlement, Bronze-Age settlement, landscape archaeology
and the construction of heritage.
- SHEEHAN, John G. -
Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University College, Cork. Research interests include Viking silver.
- SHERLOCK, Dr. Rory -
Acting Programme Director, MA in Landscape Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway. Research interests are the
archaeology and architecture of late medieval and post-medieval Ireland, and especially tower houses.
SIBLEY, Jane T. -
graphic anthropologist and "independent scholar"; Ph.D. dissertation on The Divine Thunderbolt and Related Religio-Folkloric
Motifs. Western Europe and the Near East in which a segment presented Roman and Celtic/ Irish thunderbolt symbolism.
- SIMMS, Dr. M. Katharine -
Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, Trinity College Dublin.
- SMYTH, Dr. Jessica -
Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin. Interested in Neolithic settlement in Ireland.
- SMITH, Dr. Sally -
Lecturer, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin. Background in anthropology. Her doctoral research concerned the
archaeology of the late medieval English peasantry.
SUTTON, Bruce -
Licensed director with Aegis Archaeology Ltd.
Address: 32 Nicholas Street, King's Island, Limerick.
Telephone 061 634375; Fax 061 310705. Company website www.aegisarchaeology.com
TIMONEY, Martin A. BA, HDEd, FRSAI, MIAI -
a graduate in Archaeology and Geography of University College Galway in the late 1960s, has been involved in the archaeology
of Co. Sligo since then, having lived in Knocknarea, Cliffoney and Keash, with a major voluntary contribution through Sligo
Field Club of which he has been a member since 1969, and continuously on the Committee since 1975, serving in many rôles,
Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer and President, edited A Celebration of Sligo published in 2002 by Sligo Field Club
and has pulled together much of the content of the initial www.sligofieldclub.ie
website. He has travelled widely in these islands and on continental Europe. He has published widely on archaeology, with
over 150 articles to his name. He was involved in the recovery of the Carrowntemple Early Christian slabs in 1986 and the
legal case concerning the proposed landfill site at Carrowmore in 1983 to 1989. He has travelled widely in Western Europe,
including all the Celtic countries. He is a member of the Archaeological Working Group of The Heritage Forum of Sligo Co. Co.
and he is a member of several national and local archaeological / antiquarian societies. He works as a Research Archaeologist
in the private sector. His private research interests are all periods in Co. Sligo, burial mounds, double-oped stoups,
crucifixion plaques, Later Bronze Age pins, etc.
Address: TASKS, Bóthar an Chorainn, Cloonagh, Keash, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
Telephone: +353 71 91 83293; mobile +353 87-2863301
TIMONEY, Mary B.
BA, HDEd, MA, MIAI, from Waterford and a graduate in Archaeology and Geography from University College Cork in the early
1970s, came to Co. Sligo in 1979, where she has lived in Easky, Ballisodare and Keash. She has been a member of Sligo Field Club
since 1980, and served as Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer. She has travelled widely in these islands, on continental Europe,
Iceland and South America. Since 1984 she has been active in the recording and in the care of burial monuments in Co Sligo of
the last four centuries. She received an MA from UCC in 2001 for her study of the box tombs made by the Diamond family of Skreen,
Co. Sligo, publishing Had Me Made: A Study of the Grave Memorials of Co. Sligo from c. 1650 to the Present in 2005.
She has also published widely on these monuments and has recently completed a database on the recent burial grounds of Co. Sligo
for The Heritage Forum of Sligo Co. Co. She works as a Research Archaeologist in the private sector, dealing mainly with graveyards
and grave memorials.
Address: TASKS, Bóthar an Chorainn, Cloonagh, Keash, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
Telephone: +353 71 91 83293
TWOHIG, Dr. Elizabeth A. -
Retired Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University College, Cork. Prehistoric Europe, Britain and Ireland; history and
theory of archaeology; origins of cities/civilization; rock art; megalithic tombs.
VEELENTURF, Dr Kees -
Art historian (medievalist) at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Interests: Insular and Nordic art,
especially early medieval sculpture, early medieval iconography. Publications i.a. on Irish high crosses.
- WADDELL, Prof. John -
Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway. Research interests focus on the archaeology of prehistoric Ireland and its relationships
with Great Britain and Continental Europe. He has published studies of Irish Early Bronze Age pottery and burials.
WALSH, Patrick -
B.A, H. Dip, M.A. (Licenced Archaeologist) is a post-graduate of University College Galway (UCG), and is an archaeological
research staff member with the Archaeology Department at University College Dublin.
WALSHE, Diarmaid -
Freelance Archeologist based in London. Currently looking at the Interaction between Ireland and Roman Britain 43-410AD
WARNER, Richard -
Retired from the Ulster Museum (former Keeper of Archaeology and Ethnography). Researches on a wide front. Present obsessions include: the Romans
and Ireland; the sourcing of Irish gold artifacts; the archaeology of St. Patrick; The archaeology of Irish kings; Irish mythology
and archaeology; climatic catastrophes.... He would be glad to share opinions on any of these and more.
Postal address: Carricknadarriff, 58 Ballycrune Road, Hillsborough, Co. Down BT26 6NH, Northern Ireland.
Telephone: (0044) (0)28 92638149
- WARREN, Dr. Graeme -
Lecturer, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin. Specialises in early prehistory.
WEBB, Oliver -
PhD candidate at Sydney University, Australia, studying the figurative symbolism and morphology of the Irish High Crosses.
- WESTLEY, Dr. Kieran -
Research associate in maritime archaeology, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster. Research interests: The
archaeology of submerged landscapes, Vulnerability of coastal archaeological sites to climate change, Palaeolithic/Mesolithic
archaeology, and Quaternary climate change.
WHITAKER, Jane, MA, MIAI -
Wetland Projects Manager, ADS Ltd.
- WHITEHOUSE, Dr. Nicki J. -
Lecturer in Palaeoecology, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Palaeoecologist and
environmental archaeologist with a broad interest in late Quaternary environmental change. Her expertise lies in the analysis of
sub-fossil beetles in a variety palaeoenvironments.
WILSON, Jacqueline -
PhD student, University of Bristol: Becoming Irish: The Materiality of Transcultural Identities in the Later Irish Iron Age
WISE, Peter -
Archaeological and GIS Consultant, owner/director of Irish GIS and Spatial Services in Shannon, Co. Clare, secretary of the
Shannon Archaeological and Historical Society and Chairman of the Clare Association of An Taisce. Special interests in linear
earthworks, Iron Age routes and trackways and other linear features and archaeological applications of GIS.
WOODMAN, Prof. Peter C. -
Professor Emeritus, Department of Archaeology, University College Cork. Research interests centre round Mesolithic Europe; Irish
prehistory; history of archaeology.
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