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  • Category: Television - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    a big advocate of this kind of popularisation of archaeology Getting kids and by extension their tax paying parents interested and involved in archaeology is the best way to justify our largely publicly funded research The production company doesn t appear to have any background in historical archaeological programming judging by a brief glance at their website and a lot of their recent stuff falls into the category of very light entertainment e g Celebrity Jigs and Reels but the website shows promise so I ll withhold judgement for now EDIT More info on how to apply here Help Build a Neolithic Newgrange Currach 10 02 2010 Readers may be interested in a brilliant opportunity to get involved in a project reconstructing a large currach based on the Boyne type currachs used up until the twentieth century This summer the project will be experimenting with methods of transporting stone based on theoretical ideas about how stone was transported from various places on the east coast of Ireland to Newgrange and there are further plans for next year The film company Crossing the Line Films is involved on the project They were previously involved in the extremely professional production of Blood of the Irish I was involved in a similar project based in Denmark which resulted in the sailing of a reconstructed viking ship called the Sea Stallion from Roskilde to Dublin and back I can highly recommend it and if I can find the time I might get involved myself I d strongly advise a look at the superb website and encourage people to get involved in a project that represents an exceedingly rare opportunity Hidden Heritage in Northern Ireland 02 02 2010 View from Divis Mountain Belfast Photo Rowan of Ravara via flickr A new series of the UTV programme Hidden Heritage has started recently and is available from the UTV Player You can read summaries of the four episodes here and catch the first one for the next month here From a brief look at the first episode it seems to have some good interviews with some familiar faces It covers old ground but in an interesting way for the short format Well worth a look 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

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  • Category: Video - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    dung potters clay and sharp sand The mix worked very well and we ended up with no cracks at all in the furnace You can see the hardy volunteers in the background kneeding the sausages of clay in their hands The next video is from near the end of the smelt when we began to burn down the charcoal after about five hours of charging It was getting late at that stage and the light fades until you can only see the glow of the burning charcoal Unfortunately the lack of light meant no time lapse of the removal of the bloom but we do have photos These and other videos and photos will be combined with standard video taken over the course of the weekend into a video report on the smelt which will be made available as soon as its ready I have to thank Mark Gordon for acting as cameraman for the event and volunteering to edit all the footage no small task UPDATE One more video of the opening of one of Niall and Eoin s charcoal pits is available over at charcoal seandalaiocht com British Pathé Old Boy 01 03 2010 GALWAY MARKET Your browser does not support iframes I have just been perusing www britishpathe com a wonderful collection of old British newsreel footage from the age of empire There s some great Irish material capturing aspects of Irish life long since gone 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 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

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  • Blog Archives - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    Boring Some Strangers 17 09 2013 RTE are doing a new reality show called Away With a Stranger Basically you have to go away on a free holiday with three other people You arrange the itinerary for one day and it gets voted on Whichever itinerary is most enjoyable gets the prize another holiday And get this they re looking for someone with historical archaeological interests I m unfortunately not free the week of the 30th September but if you are and you fancy forcing three unsuspecting souls to 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 Read More 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 Jobs Lithics Me News Other Photography Public Publication Sea Stallion Sites Smelt 2010 Tat Television Video Archives September 2013 April 2013 November 2012 July 2012 May 2012 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010

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  • Blog Archives - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    interesting 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 Read More 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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  • Blog Archives - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    last It was an excellent conference in an amazing venue Thanks to the organisers and other presenters and attendees 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 Jobs Lithics Me News Other Photography Public Publication Sea Stallion Sites Smelt

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  • Blog Archives - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    Two 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 Read More 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

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  • Blog Archives - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    bit of flavour remember that smoked bacon and cream can rescue pretty much any dish A bottle of dark ale wouldn t do the beef stew any harm either Butter Very simple get some cream ca 1L tip it into a bowl Make up a whisk using some small willow twigs willow contains a natural antiseptic and so reduces risk of introducing bacteria bound together with string Start whisking Takes a long time and takes even longer on a warm day make sure you do this in the shade if it s a warm sunny day otherwise you ll end up with a gooey butter parfait instead of a nice solid pat of butter and for some reason can be well nigh impossible to do on a day with thundery weather When the butter begins to separate from the buttermilk gather the butter into a clump with your hand and transfer to a shallow wooden bowl Spread the clump flat so that it s ca 2cm thick Pour a dollop of clean water over it and begin pressing the water into the butter with the back of a spoon As you do this you ll see the water turn milky as the buttermilk is pressed out of the butter Drain this off and repeat this cleaning process until the last water runs off clear showing you that all the buttermilk or as much as is possible with this method has been removed The more buttermilk you have in the butter the more sour it will taste Add salt and herbs as desired Leave to stand in a cool place covered with a light cloth Cheese You can make a good portion of fresh cheese using two liters of buttermilk Very simple to make just tip it all into a pot cover with a lid and stand close to but not directly in the heat Rotate the pot as before and check every now and again to see if the curds and whey have separated Once they have fully separated you should see a large round clump of cheese floating under the surface of the whey take the pot off the heat fully and leave to stand for ca 20 min You then need to separate the cheese from the whey You can do this using a cheesecloth or it can also be effectively done just taking your time and carefully using the back of a spoon You want to try and minimise breaking up the curds otherwise you get a very crumby cheese instead of a nice soft one The whey can also be added to the stews if wished drunk if folk are of that persuasion you should at least give it a taste for early medievalnesses sake and I m promised that it s the ultimate natural face cleanser Take it or leave it You can now add chopped herbs and salt to the cheese Leave to stand in a cool place covered with a light cloth Cream

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  • Blog Archives - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    live in Ireland and we had a quick look at a few of the archaeological sites it allows the more rain averse archaeological enthusiasts to peruse but Google shows no sign of stopping there Besides adding significantly to their detailed satellite imagery of Ireland they have also sent their Streetview trike to a number of major tourist attractions including a fair few old ones around Ireland to give us a trikes eye view I haven t gone through the full list but a quick look at the Rock of Cashel and Dublin Castle shows the potential particularly handy if you can t get to a particular site and you need to check architectural features something about its landscape setting or you just fancy a goo Check after the break for the full list of Irish sites added to Streetview Read More 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 Jobs Lithics Me News Other Photography Public Publication Sea Stallion Sites Smelt 2010 Tat Television Video Archives September 2013 April

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