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November 15, 2015


Monitoring the Archaeology of the Sligo Coastline (MASC) is a worthwhile project set up Dr James Bonsall and Sam Moore of Sligo IT Applied Archaeology.


The aim of the MASC Project is to engage with and provide training for individuals, voluntary community groups and i...

September 19, 2015


What a great day at the Celtic Fringe Fest, Grange, Co. Sligo.


Brilliant living history displays and talks by Claíomh. We had great fun being involved in organising the sandcastle building competition and the costume competition. It was a great way for children to lea...

June 24, 2015


We were delighted to have a site we recently discovered at Raughley Point, Sligo added to the Archaeological Survey of Ireland.


The mound (SL007-051) is a low grass covered platform likely to be a barrow. The southern edge has been badly eroded by the sea, exposing th...

April 18, 2015


I have recently set up a Facebook page called The Holy Wells of North West Ireland. This page aims to explore and research the many holy wells, sacred places and pilgrimage practices of the North West of Ireland. 


All suggestions of wells to visit or any further infor...

April 13, 2015


Exciting day at Drumcliffe monastic centre today as a geophysical survey conducted by Earthsound Archaeological Geophysics and students of IT Sligo Applied Archaeology got underway in advance of the proposed development of a visitor centre. The work was commissioned b...

February 23, 2015

The weekends unusual tides yielded another discovery, this time we found a ships timber washed up at Lissadell Beach, Co. Sligo. The flat piece of structural timber suggests there may be a wreck in the vicinity, or it may have been moved to this point on the currents d...

September 25, 2014

I am delighted to be involved in the newly formed Friends of Sligo Gaol committee. Our aim is to promote awareness of this historic building and to support the ongoing conservation of the Gaol.


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August 23, 2014

As part of Heritage Week 2014 I conducted a guided tour to the Holy Well at Doonierin shore and the nearby Holy Well in Kintogher. A subject of particular interest to me I explored the archaeology of Holy Wells and Pilgrimage and discussed the folklore and traditions a...

June 12, 2014

I brought classes from Rathcormac National School to visit the raised Rath in the nearby townland of Drumcliff South, Rathcormac.


All age groups enjoyed their visit to this fine example of a ringfort and were told all about this monument type, the stories associated wi...

May 30, 2014

To celebrate the life and achievements of St. Colmcille I took part in a guided tour of the Holy Wells in the Rathcormac area that were associated with the saint.


Participants were told all about the history of St Colmcille, the archaeology of the Drumcliff/Rathcormac...

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