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  • Previous Posts - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    I ve linked to a few here but I d recommend having a good browse through the thousands of clips on the site WEST COAST OF IRELAND Your browser does not support iframes There is a nice selection of Irish related material here if you want to skip to the popular stuff Irish Blog Awards 25 02 2010 The blog is on the long list for the Irish Blog Awards in the best specialist blog category sponsored by iQ Content along with a whole range of other excellent blogs click read more to see them It would be great to get on the shortlist no idea how these things are judged though Read More SMELT 2010 Preparations 23 02 2010 3 Comments I spent yesterday researching and organising things for Smelt 2010 which is fast creeping up on me One of the fancy things I d like to do for the smelt is some time lapse photography so I devoted a bit of time to figuring out how my still relatively new digital slr works familiarising myself a bit more with terms like apeture shutter speed and ISO The result is a test video of me working for a couple of hours in my little home office It reveals a weird tendency to play with my beard shared by all bearded men i d imagine and a dangerous sedentism that reminds me how much exercise I don t do Besides that preparations are coming along and the Smelt will go ahead on the 6th and 7th of March The one big thing I need to sort out is a bellows system which I will make if need s be but I would be more than happy to borrow if someone would like to donate For people who would like to come to see the smelt taking place in the Irish National Heritage Park in Co Wexford the schedule will hopefully run as follows Friday 5th I ll be there prepping and setting up the smelting area and probably starting construction of the furnace Saturday 6th Completion of furnace and pre firing with wood Ore preparation and roasting Sunday 7th The smelt volunteers needed Monday 8th Clean up All are welcome to come but if you can t make it I will be putting up videos and images from the smelt on the project s website 3 Comments When on Google Earth 81 19 02 2010 4 Comments Ok so I correctly identified WOGE 80 over at the Moore Group blog so I get to pick the next site The idea is you have to identify the site in the picture below and its major period of occupation If you know it post a comment and then you get to host WOGE 82 You can follow the game on facebook The When on Google Earth Rules Q What is When on Google Earth A It s a game for archaeologists or anybody else willing to have a go Q How do

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  • Boring Some Strangers - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    traipse around a series of archaeological sites maybe rounding their day off with a lecture in a Museum then read after the break for more details on how to sign up Hi there My name is Warren Meyler and I m contacting you from Waka TV a Dublin based TV production company We are currently seeking applicants for a new RTE reality travel show entitled AWAY WITH A STRANGER the basic premise being 4 strangers head off for an all expenses paid week away in the sun each one taking control of a full days itinerary from dawn til dusk and are then rated for their effort The winner The host with the most points at the end of the week The prize Another holiday but this time with whom ever they choose The destination we ve chosen is rich in archaeological sites and historical landmarks consequently we re keen to cast an individual who would be keen to incorporate visits explorations to some of these site in to their itinerary I wonder would you be so kind as to mail this info to your members with a view to some potentially being interested I have attached a questionnaire for applicants to complete It s open to all age groups they must be free to travel the week of Sunday 29th have a valid passport and be open to spending a week with total strangers Not only is it a free sun holiday but it s a golden chance to promote your personal idea of a great day out while at the same time encountering people places and experiences that may normally be outside your sphere Closing date for applications is this Thursday 19th Sept at mid day so i f interested please fill int the attached questionnaire and email

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  • New RTE TV Series: Secrets of the Irish Landscape - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    to see if the series follows the high quality route of recent series like Secrets of the Stones or goes down a more traditional misty path The press release for the show can be found after the break Comments Comments are closed What A site about Irish archaeology conferences links opinions news information and the internet Seandalaiocht on Google Click here for events calendar Categories All Apps Archaeometallurgy Audio Bullauns

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  • Excavation Tour: Discover the Origins of Kilkenny City - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    tours will take place on Wed 4th Thurs 5th 2 30pm daily Booking is necessary Contact Mary at mteehan heritagecouncil ie or Tel 056 7770777 Meeting at the Heritage Council gates More info in the press release Comments Comments are closed What A site about Irish archaeology conferences links opinions news information and the internet Seandalaiocht on Google Click here for events calendar Categories All Apps Archaeometallurgy Audio Bullauns Conference

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  • IAI Photography Competition - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    which allow free admission to OPW run heritage sites in Ireland for a year to two winners as well as featuring twelve photographs on their website Full details here Comments Comments are closed What A site about Irish archaeology conferences links opinions news information and the internet Seandalaiocht on Google Click here for events calendar Categories All Apps Archaeometallurgy Audio Bullauns Conference Design Events Experimental Fieldwork Grants Grey Literature Guest

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  • Seandalaiocht is Back! - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    the site 14 228 unique visitors to date I hope you enjoy future posts and please do comment or contact me with any queries comments or suggestions Comments Comments are closed What A site about Irish archaeology conferences links opinions news information and the internet Seandalaiocht on Google Click here for events calendar Categories All Apps Archaeometallurgy Audio Bullauns Conference Design Events Experimental Fieldwork Grants Grey Literature Guest Post Internet

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  • Everything you wanted to know about Early Medieval Ireland but were afraid to ask - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    and their work has involved the figurative surveying of pretty much every site ever excavated dating to the Early Medieval period in Ireland particularly settlement sites All of this will be drawn together in a forthcoming monograph to be published by the Royal Irish Academy You can read more about it on the EMAP website Facebook page and blog This kind of synthetic and exhaustive consideration of the archaeological evidence from Ireland is one of the massively positive results of the Celtic Tiger boom and developer funded archaeology It and other projects like it have already begun based on the abundance of sites excavated in the last two decades to transform the way we understand periods like the Iron Age and Early Medieval period in Ireland Hopefully the minuscule amount of money required to undertake more such research isn t withdrawn by the government in the coming years thus squandering the massive amount of money sweat and back problems put into generating so much of the grey literature that makes this kind of research possible Comments eze 30 06 2011 02 23 good post men Reply Carmel 17 09 2012 18 50 I was wondering what the actual dates for medieval Ireland are I have come across huge variations in them Is the Normans in Ireland all part of medieval Ireland Reply Brian Dolan link 18 09 2012 10 23 Hey there is no hard and fast rule and the term is used differently by different people Generally the early medieval period is seen as running from the 5th century AD up to around the tenth century with the establishment of the Vikings in Ireland Some would continue it on to the twelfth century and the arrival of the Normans After this some refer to the High Medieval and Late

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  • Previous Posts - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    Programme pages However we can do more Sites like Scribd and Issuu make it free to publish online Google and Bing s mapping services offer the potential to create accessible geospatial data at no cost and Youtube and Vimeo do the same for the distribution of video and audio Lectures and books are not the only way to tell people about archaeology We don t need to make it more interesting we all know its already fascinating but it would do no harm to make it all a little bit easier for the man on the street Call it benevolent self interest the more people get interested in archaeology and value it the more chance they ll be happy to fund it 2 Comments Viking House on the Northside of the Liffey 27 01 2010 1 Comment Dublin type house reconstruction Photo David Hawgood I found out about a newly discovered Viking house located behind the Four Courts in Dublin Hammond Lane Church Street at the weekend through a friend working on the site but it has now trickled through to the national news It was featured on Morning Ireland yesterday morning through a five minute interview with Margaret Gowen complete with obligatory northside southside comment at the end You can listen to it on their podcast of the whole programme or just the interview below As a bonus you can also see the report broadcast on the six one news by clicking here or watch the whole programme on the RTE Player skip to about 37 minutes in for the juicy bit Also an Irish Times article here View Viking House in a larger map 1 Comment AYIA Deadline Extended 21 01 2010 The deadline for proposals for both papers and posters to be presented at the AYIA annual conference 2010 has been extended until the 25th of January Anyone attending should also have a look at the new constitution being proposed for the conference which can be downloaded from the association s website Nationwide Archaeology 11 01 2010 RTE rarely ventures into the mysterious waters of archaeology usually preferring the well trodden path of civil war and later politics when dipping its toes in the pond of history Two recent series Secrets of the Stones free to watch on the RTE player here and Blood of the Ancestors have begun what is hopefully a change in this mysterious aversion to archaeology which afflicts the corridors of power in Donnybrook Newgrange and the Bend of the Boyne However while we wait for a full series with more than two episodes dedicated to Ireland s history prior to the Norman invasion we must be sated with the usual tidbits The latest comes in the form of an episode of Nationwide which deals with an attempted full scale facsimile of the Newgrange entrance and chamber as well as some recently discovered rock art at Loughcrew The episode is fairly well made and features some eminent archaeologists who acquit themselves well However

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