Boyne Valley Tours

Recent research in the Boyne Valley - February 26th 2011

A one-day public seminar presenting

Recent archaeological, historical and natural heritage research in the Boyne Valley.

At the d Hotel, Scotch Hall, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Saturday 26th February from 9:30am to 5:00pm

For further information contact Stephen Davis
Telephone 01 716 8534


Prof. George Eogan - Welcome address.

Session 1
Loreto Guinan - Meath natural heritage survey.
Jonathan Turner - Recent research at Thomastown Bog, Co. Meath.
Robbie Meehan - The glacial legacy of the Boyne Valley.


Session 2
Niall Brady - Recent survey in the Boyne estuary.
Joan Mallen - Meath placenames survey.
Jim Galloway - Drogheda and its relations with its Boyne hinterland in the later middle ages.


Session 3
Will Megarry - In Plane Site - Recent Discoveries from the Brú na Bóinne.
Kevin Barton - Seeing beneath the soil and water in the Boyne Valley; geophysical surveys reveal there’s more than meets the eye.
Geraldine Stout - Monumentality and Inclusion.


Session 4
Conor Brady - Field walking, archaeological geophysical survey and excavation at the Rossnaree Enclosure.
Richard Warner - Romans in the Bend of the Boyne?: new researches on an unusual earthwork at Newgrange.
Matt Seaver - New research from the Hill of Slane.
Geraldine Stout - Excavations at Bective Abbey.
Discussion and closing comments.

Brú na Bóinne LiDAR
Brú na Bóinne LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) imagery - Data courtesy Meath Co. Council.

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