Showing posts from December, 2013

Drumclay Crannog, Co. Fermanagh. Dr Nora Bermingham | Lecture to the UAS December 9 2013 | Review

[** If you like this post, please make a donation to the IR&DD project using the secure button in the column on the right. If you think it is interesting or useful, please re-share via Facebook, Google+, Twitter etc. To help keep the site in operation, please use the amazon search portal on the right - each purchase earns a small amount of advertising revenue**] Drumclay crannog under excavation. Source . Regular readers of this blog may be aware that – to put it mildly – I’ve something of an interest in the Drumclay crannog in Enniskillen [ here | here | here | here | here | here ]. So, when the Ulster Archaeology Society announced that they had booked Dr. Nora Bermingham to deliver their December lecture on that very site, I was immediately intrigued ... to say the least! By tradition, all UAS lectures are held in the downstairs lecture hall of the Elmwood Building, at QUB. The last time I was in this hall was in December 2012, when I was speaking to the Societ

Iverni: a prehistory of Cork | Review

William O'Brien. The Collins Press, Cork, 2012. 2 Volumes, xii+284pp. ISBN 978-1-84889-149-4. Was €39.99 now €31.99. Back in November of 2012 I published Archaeological Excavations at Tullahedy County Tipperary. Neolithic Settlement in NorthMunster: Review . I liked the book an awful lot and was lavish in my praise. The post came to the attention of the publishers, The Collins Press [ Website | Facebook | Twitter ], who were understandably thrilled. They asked me if I’d like to review another of their archaeology titles and, without fully realising what I’d signed up to, I said a hearty Yes! – A free archaeology book is a free archaeology book, after all! At the time, I was unemployed and glad for any archaeology book I didn’t have to pay for … and I certainly had the time – as a middle aged man on the dole, there’s only so many hours a day you can spend reading rejection letters for entry-level positions! Unfortunately, by the time the book arrived, I was gainfully empl