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More Than Meets the Eye: Geophysics in the Midlands

More Than Meets the Eye: Surveying in the Midlands (Ashely Green and Denis Shine) If you have been keeping track of our blog post in recent times you will be aware that we have been supporting the PhD research of … Continue reading

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In the Press

16 January, 2018 Getting great support from the local press – the New Ross Standard.   https://www.independent.ie/regionals/newrossstandard/news/international-students-flock-to-field-school-36491403.html FerryCarrig IAFS Dig Wexford People 16 Jan 2018     30th January, 2018 The Wexford People who featured a two page spread on our project … Continue reading

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Digitally Preserving the Past – Saint Brendan’s Church, Birr.

Digitally Preserving the Past – 3D Scanning at Saint Brendan’s Church, Birr.  In August students from Ithaca College led by Professor Michael “Bodhi” Rogers, in partnership with the Irish Archaeology Field School/ Irish Heritage School (IHS), conducted 3D laser scans … Continue reading

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Using 3D Lasers in Archaeology: Trim Castle project

3D Digital Scanning at Trim Castle: OPW Archaeology Talk On Thursday June 30th, the OPW office in Trim will host a presentation on the current 3Dlaser scanning project at the National Monument sites of Trim Castle and the Black Friary, … Continue reading

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Internship Blog Series – Off the Beaten Track in Dublin

In the fourth of our internship series of blogs Kelsey Gamble talks about Dublin again, but this time the benefits of leaving the beaten track! Taking a trip off the beaten path…or my DART trip on the coast The DART, … Continue reading

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Internship Blog Series – All About Dublin

In the third of our internship series of blogs Kelsey Gamble talks about the wider cultural immersion that comes with committing to a study abroad program like an internship. Specifically this week Kelsey looks at Dublin, where nearly all our … Continue reading

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Internship Blog Series – How Will Interning Help Your Career!

In the second of our internship series of blogs Kelsey Gamble asks how will interning help your career? Interning and Your Career – Kelsey Gamble If there’s one thing I’ve realised in my path to a career in archaeology, experience … Continue reading

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Internship Blog Series – ‘Cultural Differences’

In the spring we are launching our first dual location internship with Learn International. Our first brave intern will be excavating at Ferrycarrig and then undertaking desktop archaeological work, contributing to ongoing research projects, in our Midland office. To celebrate … Continue reading

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Rock and Role of the Geoarchaeologist

IAFS Director Dr Stephen Mandal describes the role of the geologist in archaeological research at the Blackfriary. As a geoarchaeologist one of my main research interests is in the use of stone in the archaeological record as a source for … Continue reading

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Article: The Blackfriary Button

We are delighted the the Black Friary is included in the current edition of the Meath Archaeological & Historical Society journal Ríocht na Midhe: Congratulations to authors Finola O’Carroll, Dr. Denis Shine, Mark McConnon and Laura Corrway; the article details … Continue reading

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