Archaeological Excavations at Caherconnell
Annual archaeological excavations are undertaken by the Caherconnell Archaeology Field School every summer, and have been since the inception of the School in 2010. Some earlier test excavations were undertaken prior to the establishment of the School, in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The preliminary reports from each season of work are available by using the links below. These are the reports completed within four weeks of finishing excavation each season (so information and ideas may subsequently be altered, refined, added to etc.), the final excavation report not being completed until the end of a project/end of excavation of any one site. The Field School is currently working on the large settlement enclosure that is Caherconnell Cashel, a rich and complex settlement built by a branch of the local ruling family. This excavation is highly significant in identifying the archaeology of the native Gaelic population of Medieval Ireland, a period whose archaeology was once dominated by the intrusive Anglo-Normans. You can follow the story so far by reading the reports below!
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Here are some of our Dig Reports. All are in PDF format and will open in a new window.
Caherconnell Archaeology Dig Report 2016 (17.1 Mb)
Caherconnell Archaeology Dig Report 2015 (13.6 Mb)
Caherconnell Archaeology Dig Report 2014 (10.4 Mb)
Caherconnell Archaeology Dig Report 2013 (10.1 Mb)
Caherconnell Archaeology Dig Report 2012 (15.9 Mb)
Caherconnell Archaeology Dig Report 2007 (11.9 Mb)