Joseph Fenwick

Senior Technician BA, MA

Contact Details

Senior Technician (Archaeological Field Officer)
Archaeology
Room 206
Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway

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E: joe.fenwick@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Joe Fenwick received his B.A. degree from U.C.D. in 1991 and his M.A. degree from N.U.I. Galway, in 1997. Prior to joining the department he worked for number of major research projects including Knowth Excavations (U.C.D.), The Tara Survey (The Discovery Programme) and the ArchaeoGeophysical Imaging Project (N.U.I. Galway). He also worked for a number of years in the commercial sector, trading as Archaeological Ltd. As departmental Field Officer (Senior Technician), he specializes in the area of field research and scientific survey techniques with a particular interest in the major Irish royal landscapes of Tara, Co. Meath and Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon, in addition to the Brugh na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site, Co. Meath. He is a member of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (RSAI) and the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI).

Research Interests

The Brugh na Bóinne Research Project is part of an ongoing collaborative research initiative designed specifically to address the nature and function of selected monuments within the broader landscape of the Brugh na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site through the exclusive use of non-invasive survey techniques. The project also serves as a vehicle for the instruction of postgraduate students of archaeology, undertaking studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway, in the use and application of scientific survey techniques and associated software.

Brugh na Boinne Research Project - Joe Fenwick

Also contributing to the following School research projects:

The Connacht Project (Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha, School of Humanities and John Waddell, Archaeology)
The Connacht Project - Ni Donnchadha & Waddell

'Royal' landscapes from Prehistory to the Early Middle Ages (Conor Newman, Archaeology)
Royal Landscapes - Conor Newman

An archaeology of Learning: Estates, schools and residents of native learned families in Ireland c. 1300 - 1600 (Elizabeth FitzPatrick, Archaeology)
Native learned families - Elizabeth FitzPatrick

San Pietro in Montorio - burial place of the exiled Irish in Rome 1608 - 1623 (Elizabeth FitzPatrick, Archaeology)
San Pietro, exiled Irish - Elizabeth FitzPatrick

The archaeology of the famine and 19th Century daily life (Maggie Ronayne, Archaeology) 
Archaeology of the famine - Maggie Ronayne
 
Th archaeology of the Irish sea region, c. 1100- c. 1500 (Kieran O'Conor, Archaeology)
Irish Sea archaeology 1100-1500 - Kieran O'Conor
 
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2005) 'Geophysical Investigations at the Ancient Royal Site of Rathcroghan, Co Roscommon, Ireland Archaeological Prospection'
Barton, K. and Fenwick, J. (2005) 'Geophysical Investigations at the Ancient Royal Site of Rathcroghan, Co Roscommon, Ireland Archaeological Prospection'. Archaeological Prospection, 12 (1):3-18 [DOI] [Details]
(2001) 'Appendix 1: Topographical and gradiometry surveys at Coggins Hill, Kilrusheighter, in E FitzPatrick The gathering place of the Tir Fhiachrach? Archaeologial and focloric investigations at Aughris, Co. Sligo'
Fenwick, J. (2001) 'Appendix 1: Topographical and gradiometry surveys at Coggins Hill, Kilrusheighter, in E FitzPatrick The gathering place of the Tir Fhiachrach? Archaeologial and focloric investigations at Aughris, Co. Sligo'. Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy Section C-Archaeology, 101 (C):94-99 [Details]
(1995) 'The manufacture of a decorated macehead from Knowth, county Meath'
Fenwick, J. (1995) 'The manufacture of a decorated macehead from Knowth, county Meath'. Journal Of The Royal Society Of Antiquaries Of Ireland, 125 :51-60 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2009) Rathcroghan: An archaeological and Geophysical Survey in a Ritual Landscape (with J. Fenwick and K. Barton). Wordwell Bray.
Waddell, J., Fenwick, J., Barton, K. (2009) Rathcroghan: An archaeological and Geophysical Survey in a Ritual Landscape (with J. Fenwick and K. Barton). Wordwell Bray. Dublin: Wordwell. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2012) '(Appendix 8) Geophysical survey of Knowth Area 11'
Fenwick, J. (2012) '(Appendix 8) Geophysical survey of Knowth Area 11' In: 'Excavations at Knowth in the first and second millennium AD' by G. Eogan. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
(2010) 'Three essays: 'The Hyperborean harpists of Hibernia', 'To the ends of the Earth' & 'Worse things happen at sea''
Fenwick, J. (2010) 'Three essays: 'The Hyperborean harpists of Hibernia', 'To the ends of the Earth' & 'Worse things happen at sea'' In: 'A Grand Gallimaufry: collected in honour of Nick Maxwell Wordwell' edited by M. Davies, U MacConville & G. Cooney. Dublin: Wordwell. [Details]
(2009) 'Rathcroghan mound and other endangered species'
Fenwick, J. (2009) 'Rathcroghan mound and other endangered species' In: Lost and Found II: rediscovering Irelands past. Bray: Wordwell. [Details]
(2008) 'Contributions to Section 2 (geophysical description and interpretation) 'Study Area 1 - Limerick/Tipperary Plains' (2.3 Possible Bronze Age Enclosures; 2.4 Detailed survey of the Chancellorsland complex)'
Doody, M,, Fenwick, J. & Masterson, B. (2008) 'Contributions to Section 2 (geophysical description and interpretation) 'Study Area 1 - Limerick/Tipperary Plains' (2.3 Possible Bronze Age Enclosures; 2.4 Detailed survey of the Chancellorsland complex)' In: 'The Ballyhours Hills Project' by Martin Doody, Discovery Programme Monograph No. 7. Bray: Wordwell. [Details]
(2003) 'Tales from the Hill of Tara: the ghost of monuments past'
Fenwick, J. (2003) 'Tales from the Hill of Tara: the ghost of monuments past' In: Lost and Found: discovering Ireland's past. Bray: Wordwell. [Details]
(2002) 'Geomagnetic Survey on the Hill of Tara, Co. Meath, 1998-9'
Fenwick, J. & Newman, C. (2002) 'Geomagnetic Survey on the Hill of Tara, Co. Meath, 1998-9' In: Discovery Programme Reports 6. Dublin: The Discovery Programme / Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
(1997) 'Geology, Soils and Drainage (Chapter 2): History of the Landscape (Chapter 3, with C. Newman)'
Newman, C. (1997) 'Geology, Soils and Drainage (Chapter 2): History of the Landscape (Chapter 3, with C. Newman)' In: Tara: an archaeological survey. Dublin: The Discovery Programme / Royal Irish Academy. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2004) Making the connection to the Past CAA 99: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Proceedings of the 27th Conference
Fenwick, J. (2004) An Integrated Approach to Archaeological Survey Design, Methodology and Data Management . In: Fennema, K.; Kamermans, H eds. Making the connection to the Past CAA 99: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Proceedings of the 27th Conference Dublin, Leiden University, , pp.89-95 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2002) 'A summary report on the results of the geophysical survey conducted on the Hill of Tara, Co. Meath - Summer 2002' in The Discovery Progamme 2002 Annual Report.
Fenwick, J. & Newman, C. (2002) 'A summary report on the results of the geophysical survey conducted on the Hill of Tara, Co. Meath - Summer 2002' in The Discovery Progamme 2002 Annual Report. The Discovery Programme, Dublin. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2009)
Fenwick, Joe (Ed.). (2009) Lost and Found II: rediscovering Ireland's past. Bray: Wordwell. [Details]
(2003)
Fenwick, Joe (Ed.). (2003) Lost and Found: discovering Ireland's past. Bray: Wordwell. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2013) 'The landscape features, follies and antiquities of Dowth demesne'
Fenwick, J. (2013) 'The landscape features, follies and antiquities of Dowth demesne' Archaeology Ireland, 27 (1) :26-30. [Details]
(2012) 'Crewbane souterrain and nearby archaeologial features, Brugh na Boinne, Slane, Co. Meath'
Fenwick, J., Dowling, G. & Schot, R. (2012) 'Crewbane souterrain and nearby archaeologial features, Brugh na Boinne, Slane, Co. Meath' Riocht na Midhe, XXII :1-25. [Details]
(2011) 'Review article of 'The rath of the Synods, Tara, Co. Meath: excavations by Sean P O Riordain' by Eoin Grogan'
Fenwick, J. (2011) 'Review article of 'The rath of the Synods, Tara, Co. Meath: excavations by Sean P O Riordain' by Eoin Grogan' Riocht na Midhe, XXII :280-285. [Details]
(2009) 'Revealing hidden details of the ancient landscape at Newgrange, Brugh na Boinne World Heriatge Site, Co. Meath'
Fenwick, J., Warner, R. & Eogan, G. (2009) 'Revealing hidden details of the ancient landscape at Newgrange, Brugh na Boinne World Heriatge Site, Co. Meath' Riocht na Midhe, XX :5-23. [Details]
(2008) 'Driving through history'
Fenwick, J. (2008) 'Driving through history' Roads Ireland, 5 :14-17. [Details]
(2008) 'More than meets the eye'
Fenwick, J., Corns, A. & Shaw, R. (2008) 'More than meets the eye' Archaeology Ireland, 22(3) :24-38. [Details]
(2006) 'Review article of 'Going over old ground: Perspectives on Archaeologial Geophysical and Geochemical Survey in Scotland' edited by R.E. Jones and L. Sharpe, BAR British Series 416, 2006'
Fenwick, J. (2006) 'Review article of 'Going over old ground: Perspectives on Archaeologial Geophysical and Geochemical Survey in Scotland' edited by R.E. Jones and L. Sharpe, BAR British Series 416, 2006' Scottish Archaeological Journal, 26(2) :162-165. [Details]
(2006) 'The innermost secrets of Rathcroghan Mound'
Fenwick, J., Geraghty, L., Waddell, J. & Barton, K. (2006) 'The innermost secrets of Rathcroghan Mound' Archaeology Ireland, 20(2) :26-9. [Details]
(2005) 'The geophysial survey of the M3 toll-motorway corridor: a prelude to Tara's destruciton?'
Fenwick, J. (2005) 'The geophysial survey of the M3 toll-motorway corridor: a prelude to Tara's destruciton?' Riocht na Midhe, XVI :8-22. [Details]
(1999) 'The magnetic presence of queen Medb: magnetic gradiometry at Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon'
Fenwick, J., Brennan, Y. & Barton, K. (1999) 'The magnetic presence of queen Medb: magnetic gradiometry at Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon' Archaeology Ireland, 13(1) :8-11. [Details]
(1997) ''Oweynagat', Rathcroghan, Co, Roscommon, and associated karst features'
Fenwick, J. & Parkes, M. (1997) ''Oweynagat', Rathcroghan, Co, Roscommon, and associated karst features' Irish Speleology: the journal of Irish caving, 16 :9-15. [Details]
(1997) 'A panoramic view from the Hill of Tara, Co. Meath'
Fenwick, J. (1997) 'A panoramic view from the Hill of Tara, Co. Meath' Riocht na Midhe, 9(3) :1-11. [Details]
(1996) 'The anatomy of a mound: geophysial images of Rathcroghan mound'
Fenwick, J., Brennan, Y. & Delaney, F. (1996) 'The anatomy of a mound: geophysial images of Rathcroghan mound' Archaeology Ireland, 10(3) :20-23. [Details]
(1996) 'Cross slab - Hill of Skreen'
Fenwick, J. (1996) 'Cross slab - Hill of Skreen' Riocht na Midhe, . [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2014) Appendix 1: The magnetometer survey. In 'Excavations at an early 17th centruy glassmaking site at Glasshouse, Shinrone, Co. Offaly, Ireland.
Fenwick, J. Contributing to: J.Farrelly, C. O'Brien, S. Paynter & H. Willmott (2014) Appendix 1: The magnetometer survey. In 'Excavations at an early 17th centruy glassmaking site at Glasshouse, Shinrone, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Abstract [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
(2008) 'The corn stands of Corrandulla' in 'Anach Cuain: a community publication of Annaghdown parish 2008'.
Fenwick, J. (2008) 'The corn stands of Corrandulla' in 'Anach Cuain: a community publication of Annaghdown parish 2008'. Article [Details]
(2006) 'Cregg ringfort - a case of mistaken, hidden or dual identity? in ' Anach Cuain: a community publication of Annaghdown parish 2006.
Fenwick, J. (2006) 'Cregg ringfort - a case of mistaken, hidden or dual identity? in ' Anach Cuain: a community publication of Annaghdown parish 2006. Galway: Article [Details]
(2005) 'The M3 and Tara: gaining the world and losing our soul' in 'The Word' magazine (Sept. 2005 issue).
Fenwick, J. (2005) 'The M3 and Tara: gaining the world and losing our soul' in 'The Word' magazine (Sept. 2005 issue). Article [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(1993) Topographical Report (Appendix to the Tara Survey interim report) in 'Discovery Programme Reports 1, Project Results 1992'.
Fenwick, J., Newman, C. & Synnott, P. (1993) Topographical Report (Appendix to the Tara Survey interim report) in 'Discovery Programme Reports 1, Project Results 1992'. Dublin: Other Item [Details]