Welcome to our Local Societies Page!
From their very beginnings, Archaeological and Historical Societies have been instrumental in the recording, dissemination and safe-guarding of our cultural heritage at local, regional and national levels. Since its inception in 1909, the Department of Archaeology at University College Cork has enjoyed a close and continually evolving relationship with this ever-expanding network of local societies and initiatives. Over the years, staff and students at the Department have been regular contributors to local society lectures, publications and fieldtrips, with society members themselves making vital contributions to the Department and the University at large. These symbiotic relationships are something the Department holds very dear and always endeavours to extend long into the future.
|Lectures and Fieldtrips
Staff from the Department of Archaeology are available to give talks, or to guide field excursions, for local societies in the Munster region interested in archaeological heritage. This is done free of charge, as part of our public service commitment to the promotion of community interest in Irish archaeology. Please contact the following staff to arrange lectures or field trips based on their particular research expertise:
Professor William O'Brien ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Irish Prehistory; The Prehistory of Cork
Mr. John Sheehan ( email@example.com)
Early Medieval and Viking Ireland
Dr. Tomás Ó Carragáin ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Early Medieval Ireland; the early Irish church
Dr. Barra Ó Donnabháin ( email@example.com)
Human Remains in archaeology
Dr. Colin Rynne ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Built Heritage; Industrial Archaeology; Mills
Dr. Ben Gearey ( email@example.com)
Ms. Rose Cleary ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Archaeological ceramics; The archaeology of Cork City; Prehistoric Ireland; Lough Gur
Mr. Nick Hogan ( email@example.com)
Archaeological field techniques; survey; geophysics; computer applications for archaeology
If your local group is planning or has completed a project in your area, we would be delighted to help spread the word and showcase your work on our website or Facebook page. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Following is a list of some local societies and initiatives in the Munster region. We are always adding to our list so if your society is not yet included, or your web links have changed, we would love to hear from you.
You can visit the Federation of Local Historical Societies' website for an exhaustive list of local socities and key contact details.
You can also visit Thaddeus Breen's excellent website containing a huge amount of information on Irish archaeology. Of particular interest is the following link http://tbreen.home.xs4all.nl/journals.html which lists many local societies and the journals they publish (and in some cases includes comprehensive journal indices).
Kenmare Literary and Historical Society
Killorglin Historical Society
|Local Libraries and Museums
Great places to start exploring local archaeology and history