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Jun
22

Drizzle, turf, and hand-knitted socks: Keem Bay open day 2017

Over fifty visitors young and old braved the damp weather to participate in our open day at Keem Bay this afternoon. The open day is a chance for people from Achill and further afield to come and see our excavation in action, and to learn and talk about life in Mayo before the Famine. Achill Archaeological […]

By Eve Campbell | Blog . Research . Uncategorized
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Jun
08

Field Trip! Exploring the north coast of Achill Island

Most Wednesdays during the summer season the staff and students at the Achill Field School take a day off digging and head off to explore a part of the Island. These weekly tours provide a break from the tough work of excavating and allow us to get up close and personal with some of the wonderful […]

By Eve Campbell | Blog
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Jun
01

Find of the week: A handmill from Keem

The many visitors who stroll up past our excavation at Keem Bay all inevitably ask the same question: ‘have you found anything?’ I’m never entirely sure how to respond. For most of us archaeologists the site is the find. The artefacts we carefully retrieve from the small demolished dwelling we’re excavating  are  not treasures to […]

By Eve Campbell | Uncategorized
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May
31

Back to the drawing board: Learning finds illustration with Rena Maguire

This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from Rena Maguire. Rena is a PhD candidate at Queen’s University Belfast where she is carrying our some fascinating research on horse fittings and La Tène metalwork in Late Iron Age Ireland. When she’s not poring over dead ponies Rena works as an archaeological illustrator; this week she […]

By Eve Campbell | Academic . Blog
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Feb
13

Strong Dollar Offers Great Value for US Students

With the US dollar now at its strongest ever value against the European ‘Euro’ currency, studying in Europe has never offered better value. In April 2008, one dollar bought €0.63c. In February 2017, one dollar buys €0.94c. In the last five years, the dollar has increased in strength by 22.5% against the Euro. It is […]

By john | Uncategorized
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Oct
19

New Achill Guide Book

We are delighted to announce the publication of a new book by Dr. Theresa McDonald of Achill Archaeological Field School. “A Guide to the Archaeological and Historical Sites of Achill, Achillbeg and the Corraun Peninsula’ was published in October 2016 and is a must-have book for anyone interested in the history and archaeology of the […]

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Exhibition: 25 Years Exploring the Archaeology of Achill

Achill Archaeological Field School is hosting an exhibition titled “25 Years Exploring the Archaeology of Achill: Sites & Artefacts”. The exhibition is open daily at Achill Archaeology Centre, Dooagh. Admission is €2.50 for adults and free for children.

By john | Uncategorized
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Recent Publication: Cattle in Ancient and Modern Ireland

A new book, “Cattle in Ancient and Modern Ireland – Farming Practices, Environment and Economy”, was published recently by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom). Editors are: Michael O’Connell, Professor emeritus at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG); Fergus Kelly, Senior Professor emeritus in the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for […]

By john | Academic
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