Our second afternoon opening is on next Saturday, the 8th of July 2017 ! We look forward to welcoming visitors to the site from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and to meeting and chatting with all who come along.
For this occasion, our speaker at 5 p.m. will be our good friend Arnaud de Volder. We know that you will find him both interesting and entertaining should you be able to find us on Saturday evening. Bring a picnic !
Arnaud de Volder is a doctoral candidate doing research on medieval landscape archaeology at NUI Galway. Arnaud was awarded an honours degree in archaeology from the University of Wales and read for a Master’s at the University of London. He has an interest in later medieval rural landscapes, ecclesiastical settlement (monastic estates) and architecture, with a particular focus on the use of landscape, place and its influence on the formation of identity. He has worked in field archaeology in England and Ireland. Over several years, Arnaud and his colleague Paul Murphy, a doctoral candidate at NUI Galway who is doing his research on Clonmines, have conducted extensive survey work at the site and are the co-authors of the first of a series of reports and publications planned for the site.
art exhibition by Mags Codd ! http://www.magscodd.com/na-seacht-gcaisleaacutein.html