Michael Potterton, Maynooth University – Moynagh Lough crannog
05 Nov 2020, 04:00 pm to 05 Nov 2020
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, research excavations at the remarkable multi-period crannog site at Moynagh Lough in Co. Meath were directed by the late John Bradley, at first through the (then) Department of Archaeology at UCD and later through the Department of History at Maynooth University. Work has now recommenced on this fascinating project, with collaboration between UCD, MU and the Royal Irish Academy, among others. In due course, the publication of the full report will make a very significant contribution to the archaeological record. Only a handful of Irish excavations have yielded such a breadth of information, covering almost every major period from Mesolithic to Medieval. This illustrated lecture will take the audience through some of the most intriguing discoveries, the history of the excavation, current research and future plans.
An Archaeology Graduate from UCD, Dr Michael Potterton is a Lecturer in the Department of History at MU. He is the Director of the Moynagh Lough Project and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.