To mark Heritage Week 2016, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) are holding a series of events around the country, in addition to this year’s annual Heritage Week seminar in Dublin, Road, Rail and Rebellion which again will be held in the Wood Quay Venue on the Thursday of Heritage week. Times, venues and booking details for each event are listed below.
Sunday – August 21st
Wexford – Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig
Feeding the Ancestors: the importance of corn-drying kilns in preserving the medieval harvest
How did our ancestors preserve and prepare crops for storage? Archaeologists Susan Lyons and Orla Power demonstrate Ireland’s only functioning corn-drying kiln using authentic fuels and cereals.
Time: 14.30 to 16.00
Organised in association with the Irish National Heritage Park.
Monday – August 22nd
Roscommon – Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Tulsk
Beyond Rathcroghan: archaeological geophysical surveys along the N5 Ballaghaderreen–Scramoge
Archaeological geophysical surveys carried out along the N5 Ballaghaderreen–Scramoge Road Development have revealed some new and exciting archaeological sites. Dr James Bonsall will present his findings.
Time: 19:00 to 20:00
Organised in association with Rathcroghan Visitor Centre.
Tuesday – August 23rd
Kerry – O’Sullivan’s Bar, Garraí na dTor, Lios Póill
A case of the bends—archaeological discoveries on the N86 Lispole to Ballynasare Lower Road Improvement Scheme
Archaeologist Bruce Sutton will talk about recent discoveries on the N86, including fulachtaí fia and charcoal-making in An Bhanóg Theas and an early medieval farmstead in Baile na Saor Beag.
Time: 20.00 to 21.00
Organised in association with Kerry County Council.
Paul.OKeeffe@tii.ie; Telephone: 061 496800
Galway – Árus Uilinn, Moycullen
Stone Age to Steam Age: the archaeology and architectural heritage of Moycullen and environs
Illustrated public lecture by Transport Infrastructure Ireland Archaeologist Jerry O’Sullivan.
Time: 20:30 to 22:00
Jerry.OSullivan@tii.ie; Telephone: 087 6469327/091 509052
Kildare – Council Chambers, Naas Town Hall
One family? An Early Bronze Age cemetry at Moone, County KIldare
An illustrated talk on the results of the excavation of an Early Bronze Age cemetry in Moone, Co. Kildare, undertaken in 2007 in advance of the construction of the M9 Kilcullen to Carlow motorway.
Time: 20:00 to 22:00
Organised in association with Kildare County Council and Naas Local History.
Noel.Dunne@tii.ie; Telephone: 086 8296098
Thursday – August 25th
Dublin – Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Offices
Road, Rail and Rebellion
Road, Rail and Rebellion will present a number of papers Emer Dennehy will present an account of a 19th-century cholera burial ground rediscovered during the Luas Cross City project; while Padraig Clancy will discuss how the insurgents use of the tram system during the 1916 Rising; while Donncha O’Dulain will present a paper on how the Luas Cross City project has shone a light on the fighting in Dublin, particularly the impact on the statuary of the city centre. Faith Bailey will present the final paper on a War of Independence ambush site from Cork.
It will be followed that evening by the launch of Above and Below: The Archaeology of Roads and Light Rail, being the proceedings of TII Heritage Week 2015.
Time: 15:45 to 20:00
Booking is essential please register using eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/
Sunday – August 27th
Waterford – Reginald’s Tower, Waterford, & Waterford Suir Valley Railway, Kilmeaden
Cycle or take the train along the Waterford Greenway to Carriganore near the Woodstown Viking site. Bring a picnic, take part in family friendly heritage activities and discover the Greenway’s heritage.
Time: 12:00 to 16:00
Organised in partnership with Waterford City and County Council.
James.Eogan@tii.ie; Telephone: 051 390130