BUILDING NEW CONNECTIONS FROM THE ANCIENT; FERNS, CO. WEXFORD
Fri, 07 May | Online Event

BUILDING NEW CONNECTIONS FROM THE ANCIENT; FERNS, CO. WEXFORD

Join us and Irish archaeologist; Dr Denis Shine from Irish Archaeology Field School (IAFS) to hear about their collaborative approach to engaging the Ferns community with their buried heritage.
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07 May, 11:00 – 12:00
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About the Event

Join archaeologist; Denis Shine to hear about the project the IAFS are leading in Ferns, Co. Wexford to explore one of the most historically significant Early Medieval sites, as well as its wider medieval context, in southeast Ireland; St Aidan’s Monastery. The IAFS has partnered with Wexford County Council and the local community, to assess the 7th-century monastery and a latter 12th century Augustinian Abbey. The excavation will be directed by Dr Linda Lynch, one of Ireland’s foremost bioarchaeologists. The project is also part of the ANCIENT CONNECTIONS PROJECT, as archaeological investigations are also being carried out at St Patrick’s Chapel, overlooking the beach at Whitesands, St. Davids, Wales to explore ancient connections between the two lands.

This online talk is part of the HISTORY HUNTERS FESTIVAL provided by the ANCIENT CONNECTIONS PROJECT to support curious individuals and those with an interest in their local history and stories.

This talk is facilitated by Dr Denis Shine; Archaeologist, The Irish Archaeology Field School

Denis is an experienced archaeologist who has worked in Australia and Ireland on a wide array of site types. He holds a PhD from Monash University for his doctoral research, ‘Changing Places: An Archaeological Study of Manilikarr Country in Western Arnhem Land’, a study that adopted a collaborative archaeological survey with the host community. Since then, Denis’ focus has been on building long-standing sustainable heritage projects with local communities. His other research interests are in medieval Irish archaeology, community archaeology and Indigenous Australian archaeology. He has published locally, nationally and internationally on these topics. Denis is an instructor for both the Ferrycarrig and Ferns field schools and teaches several modules for Maynooth University (MU), as well as a range of other courses.

This online talk is FREE but places are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

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