Launch of New Achill Archaeology Guidebook

Launch of New Achill Archaeology Guidebook

Theresa McDonald’s new book, A Guide to Archaeological and Historical Sites on Achill, Achillbeg and the Corraun Peninsula, was launched last night in Dooagh by well-known archaeologist Michael Gibbons. The launch was organised by Achill Historical and Archaeological Society and included  a fascinating lecture by Michael Gibbons on the history of seaweed farming in eighteenth and nineteenth century Ireland. The book was published in 2016 and is a practical and informative guide around the site of Achill island, Achillbeg and Corraun. It is organised chronologically and included a full-colour map with directions to all the site. It can be purchased at book shops around Mayo and online at: http://bit.ly/2hyPCya

Michael Gibbons gave a fascinating lecture on seaweed farming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Achill Historical and Archaeological Society stalwarts.