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April 2013

 

 

25th

Grace McAlister of CAF will be talking to Ballintoy Archaeological and Historical Society on 'Dolmens, Standing Stones and Souterrains in North Antrim'. 8.15pm in Ballintoy Parish Hall.

 

 


 

March 2013

30th

Belfast 400 Easter Festival to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Charter. Visit Belfast City Council events for the full programme 

 

 

25th 

The final lecture in the series of two hour lectures on The Archaeology of Ulster by Harry Welsh. The lectures will be held at the Synergy @JVC Centre, Lindford Green

 

 

18th

The 4th of a series of two hour lectures on The Archaeology of Ulster by Harry Welsh. The lectures will be held at the Synergy @JVC Centre, Lindford Green 

 

 

16th

Belfast 400 History Forum. This day of lectures from leading historians and archaeologists will take place in the Waterfront Hall from 9.30am to 3pm. For more details telephone 028 9050 0512 or email culture@belfastcity.gov.uk  

 

 

11th

The 3rd of a series of two hour lectures on The Archaeology of Ulster by Harry Welsh. The lectures will be held at the Synergy @JVC Centre, Lindford Green  

 

 

9th      

Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club fieldtrip to Downpatrick. Email belfastyac@qub.ac.uk for details.

 

 

4th

The 2nd of a series of two hour lectures on The Archaeology of Ulster by Harry Welsh. The lectures will be held at the Synergy @JVC Centre, Lindford Green 

 

 

1st

Lecture by Colin Hatrick, Architect, entitled 'A Tale of Stained Glass featuring the Clokey Studios and Supporting Cast' NIEA public lecture series- telephone 028 9054 3159 or email hmenquiries@doeni.gov.uk for further details

 

 


 

February 2013

27th

The CAF will be carrying out an evaluative excavation at Prehen house as well as a geophysical survey at Boom Hall on the outskirts of the city of Derry

 

 

25th

Harry Welsh begins a series of two hour lectures on The Archaeology of Ulster  to a community group in Rathcoole Estate. The lectures will be held at the Synergy @JVC Centre, Lindford Green

 

 

25th

Ruairí Ó Baoill appears in the first episode of Dan Cruickshank's Written in Stone on BBC1. If you missed it catch the episode here 

 

 

24th

The CAF will be featuring in an episode of The Time Team, filmed in June 2012 at Dundrum Castle, Co. Down. This will be shown on Channel 4 at 4.20pm 

 

 

22-25th

The XII Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group (IPMAG) will be held in Derry this year. The conference title is: Living Legacy: archaeology and the Early Modern Town. For more information visit the IPMAG website

 

 

18th

For the third week of the Derry programme of fieldwork the CAF will be surveying at the Doherty tower or Castle Aileach on the outskirts of the city and excavating at St Brecan's church 

 

 

16th

There will be a second open day at Drumclay Crannog, Co. Fermanagh. Find out more information on the NIEA website

 

 

11th

The second week of the CAF fieldwork in Derry consists of surveying in the grounds of Prehen house  as well as an evaluative excavation in Bishop's Street

 

 

11th

The CAF appear in another episode of the documentary series 'Ulster Unearthed', this time focusing on Dunluce Castle. Watch the episode here

 

 

9th      

Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club joins with the Downpatrick branch to learn about Prehistoric burial practices

 

 

4th

The CAF begin a programme of fieldwork in the City of Derry as part of the City of Culture 2013 events. The first site to be investigated this week is St Brecan's, where a geophysical survey will be carried out among the ruins of the 17th century church 

 

 

1st

Brian Williams talks as part of the NIEA MBR Programme of Public Lectures: Realising the Value of Northern Ireland's Historic Environment. For more information phone 028 9054 3159 or email hmenquiries@doeni.gov.uk

 

 


 

January 2013

28th

The CAF excavation at Ballycarry, Co. Antrim features on 'Ulster Unearthed'. Watch the episode here 

 

 

24th

Launch of the Belfast 400 book to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Belfast Charter

 

 

21st

Carrickfergus Castle is the subject of the latest episode of 'Ulster Unearthed'. The CAF's Ruairí Ó Baoill features. 

 

 

16th

Harry Welsh gives a lecture to members of the University of the Third Age entitled 'Time Travelling in Northern Ireland, an overview of the archaeology of Ulster. Held at Tullycarnet Library, Belfast.

 

 

14th

The CAF excavation of a 17th century house at Bendooragh, Co. Antrim features of 'Ulster Unearthed' 

 

 

12th      

Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club session on mosaics

 

 

11th

Cormac McSparron of CAF talks about his excavations at Tirnony as part of the NIEA MBR Programme of Public Lectures. Ring 028 9054 3159 or email hmenquiries@doeni.gov.uk for more details

 

 

7th

The CAF excavation at Dunnalong Fort, Co. Londonderry is the focus of the first episode of new documentary 'Ulster Unearthed'. Find out more about the programme here

 

 


 

December 2012

 

 

8th      

Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club Christmas session at the Ulster Museum.

 

 


 

November 2012

 

 

10th      

Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club session on Fibulae. With Dr Dirk Brandherm (QUB).

 

 


 

October 2012

 

There is an article about the CAF's successful safety certification in October's issue of Queen's Now. Read the article here.

13th      

Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club visit Ballynoe Stone circle for their Halloween session.

 

 


 

September 2012

 

 

21st  

Culture Night in Belfast Cathedral Quarter. The NIEA: Built Heritage at Waterman House will be running the following events:

1.00 - 2.00pm. Lecture by Malachy Conway: An Archaeological Survey of Divis and Black Mountain.

2.30 - 3.30pm. Demonstration by Rosemary McConkey: The Use of Aerial Photography in Archaeology: Traditional and Digital.

2.30pm, 5.15pm & 8.00pm. Historical Tours of the Cathedral Quarter led by James O'Neill and Ruairí Ó Baoill

4.00 - 5.30pm & 7.30 - 8.30pm: Windows on the Past, Children's Workshops: Children can make their own 'stained glass window'

6.00 - 7.00pm. Lecture by Terence Reeves-Smyth: The Annesley Inheritance: Castlewellan, Mount Panther and Donard Lodge.

For more information visit the Belfast Culture Night website.

17th

The exavation of a 17th-century house at Bendooragh, near Ballymoney, Co. Antrim begins. The project is also being filmed for 'Ulster Unearthed'.

17th

A geophysical survey begins at Dunluce Castle, Co. Antrim. The survey is being filmed for the documentary series 'Ulster Unearthed' by Televisionary

10th

The excavation of Medieval salt pans on the Co. Antrim coast near Ballycastle begins. This small-scale excavation is carried out in conjunction with the Centre for Martime Archaeology at the University of Ulster in Coleraine.

8th

Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club visit the Home Front Exhibition at the Northern Ireland War Memorial museum in Belfast.

 


 

August 2012

 

 

30th

The exavation and geophysical survey at Ballycarry, Co. Antrim began. The CAF are working alongside production company Televisionary on a documentary series called 'Ulster Unearthed'.

20th

The second excavation at Crossan, Co. Tyrone is carried out. This excavation is also part of the Lowell project and members from UMass Lowell come over to Northern Ireland to take part.

6th     

The excavation of a 17th-century fort on the shores of Lough Foyle near Derry begins. The Dunnalong project has its own website where you can see photos and read the dig diary. The excavation was also filmed by Televisionary as part of their documentary series.

   

 


 

July 2012

 

 

26th

The CAF are audited under the Safe-T-Cert scheme and achieve a certification.

14th-23rd

The 3rd annual excavation takes place at Lowell, Massachusetts. Colm Donnelly, Emily Murray, Harry Welsh and Brian Sloan from CAF take part in the trans-Atlantic project which you can read about in the Lowell section of our website.

2nd  Lecture by Dr Harry Welsh to the Belfast Hills Partnership Conference, entitled 'Excavations at Ballyaghagan, October 2011'. 

 


 

June 2012

 

 

12th-14th

The CAF work alongside The Time Team on an excavation at Dundrum Castle. Here are some photos from the dig. Keep in touch to find out when the programme will be aired.

9th

Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club have a session on the Belfast Blitz and make gas masks! See the photos here.

6th    

The 2012 Undergraduate training excavation begins at Struell Wells, Downpatrick, Co. Down. See the photo gallery here.

   

 


 

May 2012

 

 

21st      

All members of the CAF completed a course in Child Protection Awareness through the NSPCC.

12th

Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club visit the Giant's Ring near Shawsbridge, Belfast. Find out more info about the site and others in the local area here.

   

 

 

 


 

April 2012

 

 

14th

Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club have a session on the 'Archaeology of the Titanic' to mark the 100th Anniversary of its sinking. 

2nd     

The excavation at the Mound of Down, Downpatrick continues.

   

 

 


 

March 2012

 

 

17th-19th

The Mound of Down excavation is open to the public as part of the St Patrick's Day celebrations. Read more about the dig here on the Belfast Telegraph's website. 

10th

Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club visit the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. For more details click here.

2nd     

Malachy Conway will be talking about the National Trust's Downhill Archaeology Project in the MBR at the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Hill Street, Belfast. Ring 028 9054 3095 for more details.

   

 


 

February 2012

27th    Dr Emily Murray will be talking to the Ulster Archaeological Society about her excavations at Ballycarry, Co. Antrim
11th      Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club session on the Virginia Indians
 7th    The Ballyaghagan excavation will feature on BBC2 Programme 'Luí na Talún' 
3rd-5th IPMAG Conference in Wexford - 'Between land and sea. Maritime communities in the post-medieval era'

 


 

January 2012

 

31st Brian Sloan will talk to Templecorran & District Historical Society on his excavations at Ballycarry, Co. Antrim
26th Cormac McSparron will talk to Kilultagh Historical Society on 'The Linear Earthworks of South Ulster'
14th    Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club session on the Vikings

 

 

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