Article: The Blackfriary Button

By January 7, 2019 January 4th, 2021 News

We are delighted that the Black Friary is included in the current edition of the Meath Archaeological & Historical Society journal Ríocht na Midhe:

Blackfriary Button

Congratulations to authors Finola O’Carroll, Dr. Denis Shine, Mark McConnon and Laura Corrway; the article details research carried out on the find in 2014 of a button from the C18th Longford Militia, identified during archaeological excavations at the C13th Blackfriary Dominican Friary site. In this instance, the archaeological and historical evidence gives us a glimpse in to post-medieval activity at the site, and puts the site in  context during the significant social and political events of that time.

Blackfriary Button

O’Carroll et al. 2016.  The Blackfriary Button. Ríocht na Midhe Vol. XXVIII, 30-35.