DEADLY COMPANION: LOUSE INFESTATION AT SEVENTEENTH CENTURY EMLAGH, COUNTY KERRY

June 12, 2017

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The burial of a young girl was found at Emlagh townland, near Dingle, County Kerry (Shee and O’Kelly, 1966). This girl was a bog body, whose hair, skin, and clothes were preserved naturally within a peat bog. Her clothing was a distinctly medieval style gown. Clothing design was probably slow to evolve in this part […]

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PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE FINALIST 2017 for FICTION

May 6, 2017

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PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE FINALISTS 2017 for FICTION Finalists for Summer 2016   for    Fiction Catryn Power Short Stories by Catryn Power published by                                                            on Stream Publication ONE OF […]

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN BALLINCOLLIG, COUNTY CORK THERE WAS A VISITOR CENTRE AT THE ROYAL GUNPOWDER MILLS IN THE REGIONAL PARK.

March 5, 2017

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THE ROYAL GUNPOWDER MILLS ONCE HAD A VISITOR CENTRE IN BALLINCOLLIG, COUNTY CORK. IT NO LONGER EXISTS. IT WAS CLOSED AND ITS MUSEUM EXHIBITS WERE REMOVED. TO REMEMBER IT AND TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT WORKED THERE AND WHO WERE SO DETERMINED TO MAKE IT SUCCESSFUL HERE ARE SOME MEMORIES.  

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ROCKFIELD LIMEKILN, NEAR KILCREA, COUNTY CORK 18 APRIL 2010 and visit by ICOMOS IRELAND

January 28, 2017

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< COUNTY ARCHAEOLOGIST CATRYN POWER WITH SEAMUS HEALY, LOCAL EXPERT, AND MICHAEL O’ FLYNN, LOCAL TO KILCREA AND PROPERTY DEVELOPER KINDLY  INVITED THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES (ICOMOS IRELAND) TO VISIT THE CONSERVED ROCKFIELD LIMEKILN, NEAR KILCREA ABBEY, ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONUMENTS IN THEIR AGRICULTURAL SETTING  IN APRIL  2010. COUNCILLOR DERRY […]

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2015 in review

December 30, 2015

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,700 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]

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Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) AND OTHER invasive area plant species: NOT FUTURE HERITAGE PLEASE!

August 25, 2015

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THIS ITEM ON INVASIVE PLANTS IS IMPORTANT, SO IT HAS CREPT IN BETWEEN THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL LAYERS OF THIS BLOG, JUST AS IT WOULD DO IN REALITY.TO BUILDINGS, WALLS ETC………………………. ========================================================================================     JAPANESE KNOTWEED IN COUNTY CORK (Fallopia japonica). EXCERPTS SEEN BELOW ARE taken from THE excellent work of  FINBAR WALLACE and ISOBEL ABBOTT, ‘CORK INVASIVE ALIEN PLANT […]

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MARTIN DOODY, ARCHAEOLOGIST 1958-2015

August 5, 2015

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One of my best friends Martin Doody died aged 56 on July 8th this year 2015.  Martin was Chairman of the Irish Kidney Association in 2012. Martin, from Portlaoise. was in receipt of a kidney which made survival possible for an extra 18 years from 1997. By this year he had overcome many severe episodes […]

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