What a Year!
2019 has been a very exciting and eventful year so far for us and for our partners at The Irish Archaeology Field School and there is still a lot to look forward to. In May 1169, 850 years ago, the first Anglo Normans arrived on the shores of Bannow in County Wexford. As part of the 850 commemorations, the Irish Archaeological Field School ran a great number of Summer Lectures over the last 2 months. If you didn’t get to attend the lectures, you can catch up on our YouTube channel.
Next Friday (26th July), we will be officially launching the Carrig Centre with various activities for the whole family. There will be a children’s archaeology camp, displays of artefacts, experimental archaeology demonstrations and much more.
Then on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October, we will be hosting the Carrig 850 International conference which was organised to coincide with the publication of the first book on the Carrig project “Carrick, County Wexford: Ireland’s First Anglo-Norman Stronghold”. The first day of the conference will feature expert talks from leading Irish and international scholars on medieval history, Anglo-Norman sites and Carrick itself. The day will finish with a launch of the book. The second day will focus on practical specialist archaeological workshops, craft session and experimental archaeology demonstrations, where delegates will have the chance to get actively involved. If you would like to take part in the conference, register here.