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Launch of New Achill Archaeology Guidebook

Author Theresa McDonald with new Achill guidebook, with speaker Michael Gibbons

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.

Michael Gibbons presenting a lecture
Michael Gibbons presented a lecture on seaweed farming.
Some members of Achill Historical and Archaeological Society
Achill Historical and Archaeological Society stalwarts.