Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site

Research Framework Public Seminar - October 28th 2008

The third public seminar on the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site Research Framework will take place on Tuesday, October 28th in the Conyngham Arms Hotel, Slane. This seminar ties in with the final stage of the framework process and in addition to presenting the draft Research Strategy for the World Heritage Site will be taking a broader look at research and World Heritage Sites outside of Ireland.

Tea/coffee and lunch provided.

Áras na hOidhreachta, Church Lane, Kilkenny, Ireland


9.30 am Registration and tea/coffee.

Morning session Research and World Heritage Sites Chair: Mr. Ian Doyle.

10.30 Welcome and introduction.

10.45 Prof. Robin Coningham, Durham University – World Heritage Management and Research: static monuments or dynamic hubs?

11.30 Discussion.

11.45 Dr. Jane Downes, Orkney College UHI – Archaeological Research in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.

12:10 Dr. Joshua Pollard, Bristol University– Wessex Tales: fieldwork in the Avebury and Stonehenge World Heritage Site.

12:35 Discussion followed by lunch (in the Conyngham Arms carvery).

Afternoon session A Research Strategy for Brú na Bóinne Chair: Prof. Gabriel Cooney.

2.00 Mr. Ian Doyle, The Heritage Council – The Story so far.

2:20 Dr. Jessica Smyth, The Heritage Council – A Research Strategy for Brú na Bóinne - Building blocks for the 21st century.

3:00 Discussion and closing comments.

3:30 End of seminar.

Boyne Valley Private Day Tours

Boyne Valley Tours Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour: Newgrange World Heritage site, 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland and the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick let a Paschal fire in 433  More ...