Noel McCarthy

Dr. Noel McCarthy

Dr Noel McCarthy

Dr Noel McCarthy

Dr. Noel McCarthy is a graduate of the Department of Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway.

He completed his primary degree in 2004 and PhD, investigating the prehistoric archaeology of Slieve Gamph (The Ox Mountains) and its hinterland, in 2010.

His research interests range broadly across physical and interpretational aspects of archaeology, particularly the investigation and understanding of the multitude of elements that form prehistoric landscapes.

He has been an occasional lecturer on a variety of courses in the Department of Archaeology at NUI, Galway since 2004 and has worked on numerous excavations in research and commercial archaeology, including the 2010 series of excavations at Caherconnell.

Teaching areas

NUI Galway, MA in Landscape Archaeology 2009-11 – Introduction to GIS applications in Archaeology.

NUI Galway Undergraduate Degree – 2008-10 Neolithic and Bronze Age Ireland (1BA), 2009-10 Hunters and Farmers in Western Europe (2BA).

NUI Galway Diploma in Archaeology 2004-11 – NUI Galway, St. Angela’s College, Sligo and Roscommon Community College lecturing on Prehistoric archaeology in Ireland, Archaeological site identification and recording, Field survey and excavation techniques, Archaeology and the law.

NUI Galway Adult and Continuing Education – Certificate in General Studies 2008-9, Introduction to Irish Archaeology Module – Course set up, co-ordination and examination.

NUI Galway Adult and Continuing Education – 2009 – 11 Short, non-qualification, evening course on Irish Archaeology.

NUI Galway Department of Archaeology – First year tutor 2004-07 and examiner 2004-10.

Selected Writings

2009 – Introduction to GIS Applications in Archaeology (MA course handbook, with Stefan Bergh). Dept. of Archaeology, NUI Galway.

2011 – Preliminary Iron Age Settlement Project – Final report (with Gerard Dowling). Report for the Discovery Programme.

Forthcoming – The Killala Bay conundrum: condensed variable distribution of megalithic monuments in northern Connacht.

Forthcoming – Hidden relevance: prominently sited boulders and their perception in prehistoric Ireland.