SS116 The Archaeological Heritage of Ireland
Ireland’s archaeological heritage is one of the richest in Western Europe. The development of Irish Society down through the ages can be seen in the great Neolithic monuments of the Boyne valley such as Newgrange and Knowth and also in the wealth of bronze implements and gold ornaments of the succeeding Bronze Age. The Celtic Iron Age is represented by sites like Tara, Co. Meath, and the great stone forts of Dún Aenghusa on the Aran Islands and Aileach in Donegal. From the early Christian Period, monastic ruins and high crosses survive at sites such as Clonmacnoise while the finds from Dublin tell us of the Viking raids and settlement. Romanesque and Gothic churches, castles and abbeys represent the early medieval heritage and Galway, itself an Anglo-Norman foundation, provides an immediate and local wealth of sites and features dating from the later medieval period.
The course, outlining the archaeological heritage of Ireland from its beginnings, about 8000 B.C., to the early Medieval period, will be particularly suitable for students majoring in Archaeology, Anthropology, Sociology or History. The lectures will be fully illustrated throughout, with field trips to several relevant prehistoric and historic locations.
Director, Carleton Jones, M.A., Ph.D
Sam Moore, B.A.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees:
€1,160 (Family Guesthouse - sharing)
- with Irish breakfast
- €150 single supplement
€850 (Student Residences)
- without breakfast
- single occupancy
For further information applicants should contact:
Summer School Office
Tel: +353 91 495442
Fax: +353 91 525051