CHAS Lecture on Archaeology

Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society presents an evening talk by Eoin Grogan on Excavations at Carrig, Co. Wicklow: A Bronze Age family cemetery

Land improvement works in December 1984 revealed a previously unknown burial monument. The site—a Bronze Age cemetery cairn—overlooks the confluence of the King and Liffey Rivers, now engulfed by the Poulaphouca (Blessington) Reservoir in West Wicklow. The low cairn marked six separate graves, some containing multiple burials, and produce a rich assemblage of grave goods including several intact, or near intact, early Bronze Age pots. The cemetery was in use throughout most of the period (from c. 2100—800 BC) probably by a single influential local family.

Dr Eoin Grogan is a landscape archaeologist specialising in Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement and social studies. Eoin has published extensively and directed several excavations including the Bronze Age sites at Mitchelstowndown, Clenagh and the hillfort at Mooghaun, Co. Clare. Having taught in University College Dublin he spent over ten years as Research Director in the Discovery Programme before taking up his present lecturing post in Irish Cultural Heritage in the School of Celtic Studies, Maynooth University.

The talk will take place in the Talbot Hotel Carlow (please note chaneg of venue), Wednesday 15th May 8pm-9pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. Look forward to seeing you all there

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