Grace Dennis-Toone – Ringwork Castle Interior Features

By February 25, 2019 January 4th, 2021 Student Research

Flinders University: Archaeology Department – MA (2019)

Grace Dennis-Toone from Flinders University, South Australia, undertook a study into the internal features of ringwork castles in Co. Wexford in 2019. The site of Carrick was used as a case study site within this research, as the first ringwork castle in Ireland as well (as well as a significant Anglo-Norman settlement thereafter). The IAFS, with Dr. Denis Shine supervising the project, facilitated this research. The study aimed to use geophysics, field surveys, excavation reports and historical sources to identify any recurring/ or key interior features found within ringwork castles. An additional aim for this project was to create a typology for the interior features of ringworks, which assisted in their identification in the field, and the identification of previously incorrectly classified sites.