Conor Newman

Project Leader

Conor Newman is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, NUIG. Conor directed the Discovery Programme's Tara: Archaeological Survey Project before joining the Department of Archaeology, NUI, Galway, in 1996. Three times visiting professor of Celtic archaeology at the University of Toronto, he has studied at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford, and at Edinburgh University. He was Vice-Dean for Research at the Arts faculty in 2007-08. A member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, he was editor of the Journal of Irish Archaeology from 2003-2008. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and chairman of the Heritage Council.


Project: Colombanus' Life and Legacy

Location:ARC214, Department of Archaeology, School of Geography and Archaeology, Arts/Science Building, NUI, Galway.

Phone: 091 493407
Fax: 091 525700


  • 2009 The Sword in the Stone: previously unrecognised archaeological evidence of ceremonies of the later Iron Age and early medieval period.


  • 2008. Environment and Ritual in a Late Iron Age Context: and example from Raffin Fort, Co. Meath, Ireland. In G. Fiorentino and D. Magri (eds) Charcoals from the Past: Cultural and Palaeoenvironmental Implications. Proceedings of the Third International Meeting of Anthracology, Cavallino-Lecce (Italy), June 28 th - July 1 st 2004, BAR (Int. Ser.) 1807, 75-92. (with M. Dillon, K. Molloy and M. O'Connell).