Affiliate Staff

Gary Dempsey

Photogrammetry Expert

Gary Dempsey is 3D Environmental Designer and Historical Researcher with RealSim Ltd, a Galway based company specialising in the production of highly realistic interactive and passive 3D simulations of real world environments; which include applications for historical environmental re-construction, marine simulation and urban planning. He is also the current Events Officer with the Virtual Heritage […]

Etain O’Connor

IT Specialist

Etain, Administrator at the Field School, assists the management and coordinator at the Field School. Etain deals with the Field School Library, I.T. and daily running of the School. With a Diploma in IT Training, Etain has many years experience in teaching and IT management.

Rena Maguire

Tutor, Drawing Archaeological Finds

A PhD candidate at Queen’s University Belfast, Rena is currently researching equestrianism as a cultural intrusion to late prehistoric Ireland. Her MSc study looked at Jamestown Bog County Meath as a multi-proxy palaeoenvironmental study to assess human activity in a ritual landscape during the Irish Iron Age.

Gerard Mangan

Lead Tour Guide

Gerard Mangan has a Diploma in Archaeology from the National University of Ireland at Galway. He is an experienced Tour Guide and has an in-depth knowledge of the heritage of Achill Island. He is extremely knowledgable about the numerous archaeological sites on Achill, Achillbeg and Corraun as well as those in North and South Mayo. […]

Nick Brannon

Ceramics Specialist

Nick is a former Director of Built Heritage at the Environment and Heritage Service in Belfast. He now works as a freelance consultant on archaeological and built environment issues. Nick is a specialist in medieval and post-medieval ceramics. Nick has worked with the Achill Archaeological Field School since 2003 and holds workshops on ceramics for […]

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