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Sarah Gormley

Sarah Gormley

Assistant Excavation Director

 

Telephone 028 90 973819
Email: s.gormley@qub.ac.uk

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On completion of her undergraduate degree, Sarah was employed within the School of Archaeology and Palaeoecology as a researcher and undertook a number of post-excavation and research projects. In 2004 Sarah completed an MPhil degree, with a dissertation on The Phasing and Dating of the Timber Circle Complex, Ballynahatty, Co. Down. Sarah has subsequently undertaken Phase 2 of the Condition and Management Survey of the Archaeological Resource for Northern Ireland, a project which assessed the survival and condition of 1500 sites and monuments. She has directed excavations at St Thomas’ Church, Rathlin Island and St Elizabeth’s Church, Dundonald, Co. Down and has completed landscape and heritage surveys of the Belfast Hills and the Ballygroll prehistoric burial landscape.

 

Selected Publications & Reports

Books/Monographs

Nelis, E., McSparron, C. and Gormley, S. (forthcoming) 'Excavations at St Patrick's Church, Armoy, Co. Antrim', in Corlett, C. and Potterton, M. (eds) Church is Early Ireland in the light of recent excavations, Wordwell.

 

Foley, C. and Donnelly, C. with contributions by Gormley, S., Logue, R. and Roulston, W. (2012) Parke’s Castle, Co. Leitrim: archaeology, history and architecture, Archaeological Monograph Series: 7, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

 

Gormley, S. (2012) An excavation at St Thomas’ Church, in Forsythe, W. and McConkey, R., Rathlin Island: An Archaeological Survey of a Maritime Landscape, Northern Ireland Archaeological Monographs No. 8, Northern Ireland Environment Agency and TSO.

 

Gormley, S., Donnelly, C.J., Hartwell, B. and Bell, J. (2009) CAMSAR: A Condition and Management Survey of the Archaeological Resource in Northern Ireland, TSO.

 

Williams, B.B. and Gormley, S., with contributions by MacCartan, S., Donnelly C.J. and Gilmour, G. (2002) Archaeological Objects from County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland Archaeological Monographs No.5, Environment and Heritage Service and Blackstaff Press, Belfast.

 

Journal Articles

Gormley, S., (2009) An excavation at St Thomas' Church, Rathlin Island, County Antrim, Ulster Journal of Archaeology 68, 64-101.

 

General Reader Publications

Gormley, S., Donnelly, C., Hartwell, B., and Bell, J. (2009) ‘Monumental Change?’, Archaeology Ireland, 23.2, 11-13.

 

Mc Granaghan C., Gormley S., and R. Logue. (2007) ‘Burials in a Country Churchyard: the cemetery at St Elizabeth’s Church of Ireland church, Dundonald, Co. Down’, Archaeology Ireland, 21.3, 24-25.

 

Gormley, S. and McNeill, T.E. (2001) ‘Castle or Office block?’, Archaeology Ireland 15.1.

 

Specialist Reports

Gormley, S. (2012) ‘Pottery’, in Foley, C. and Donnelly, C. with contributions by Gormley, S., Logue, R. and Roulston, W.,  Parke’s Castle, Co. Leitrim: archaeology, history and architecture, Archaeological Monograph Series: 7, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

 

Gormley, S. and Gardiner, M. (2012) ‘Roof slate’, in Foley, C. and Donnelly, C. with contributions by Gormley, S., Logue, R. and Roulston, W., Parke’s Castle, Co. Leitrim: archaeology, history and architecture, Archaeological Monograph Series: 7, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

 

Gormley, S. (2007) Pottery from sites at Magheraboy, Caltragh and Tonafortes, Co. Sligo. (Reports given as appendices in CD format in Danaher, E. (2007) Monumental Beginnings, The Archaeology of the N4 Sligo Inner Relief Road. NRA Scheme Monographs 1.)

 

Plunkett, G., with appendices by Gormley, S. and Wilson, P. (2004) ‘Archaeology and Palaeoenvironment at Grangemore Dunes, Co. Derry’, Ulster Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 63.

 

Gormley, S. (2004) ‘The Pottery’ in Anderson, S. and Rees, A.R. ‘The excavation of a Medieval rural settlement site at Portmuck, Islandmagee, County Antrim’, Ulster Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 63, 86-92.

 

Simpson, D.D.A., Gregory, R.A. and Murphy, E.M., with contributions from Clarke, A., Cram, L., Gormley, S., Holmes, N.M.McQ, Hunter, F., McCartney, M., McGill, C. and Nelis, E.L. (2004) ‘Excavations at Kaimes Hill, Ratho, City of Edinburgh 1964-72’, Proceedings of the Society of the Antiquaries of Scotland, Vol. 134.

 

Gormley, S. (2003) ‘The Pottery’ in Suddaby, I. ‘The excavation of two Late Bronze Age round houses at Ballyprior Beg, Islandmagee, County Antrim’, Ulster Journal of Archaeology,Vol 62, 62-67.

 

Book Reviews

McSparron, C. and Gormley, S. (2005) Book review of Clare McCutcheon’s Medieval pottery from Wood Quay, Dublin: The 1974-6 Waterfront Excavations. National Museum of Ireland, Medieval Dublin Excavations 1962-81, Series B, Vol 7, 2006, RIA, Dublin, Ulster Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 64.

 

Internal Reports

Gormley, S. (2013) Archaeological survey of the prehistoric landscape at Ballygroll, County Derry. Unpublished Report prepared for Gaelectric Developments Ltd.

 

Gormley, S. (2013) Belfast Hills Heritage Survey. Unpublished Report prepared for Belfast Hills Landscape Partnership.

 

Logue, R. and Gormley, S. (2011) Excavations at St Elizabeth’s Church, Church Quarter, Dundonald, Co. Down, CAF Data Structure Report: No. 52.

 

Gormley, S. (2007) St Thomas’ Church, Church Quarter, Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim, CAF Data Structure Report: No. 48.

 

Nelis, E., Gormley, S., McSparron, C. and Kyle, A. (2007) Excavations at St Patrick’s Church, Armoy, Co. Antrim, CAF Data Structure Report: No. 44.

 

Hartwell, B. and Gormley, S. (2004) Timber Circle Complex, Ballynahatty, Co. Down, Excavation 1990 – 2000, Data Structure Report (unpublished report prepared for EHS: Built Heritage).

 

Gormley, S., Matthews G., Hartwell, B and Donnelly, C.J. (2002) Condition and Management Survey of the Archaeological Resource for Northern Ireland: Report on the CAMSAR (NI) Pilot Project (unpublished report prepared for EHS: Built Heritage).

 

Gormley, S., ed. (2001) Archaeological Excavations of a Suite of Medieval Features at Portmuck, Islandmagee, County Antrim: Reports on the post-excavation analysis of the material culture (unpublished report prepared for CFA Archaeology Ltd.).

 

Gormley, S., ed. (2001) Archaeological Excavations at Ballypriorbeg, Islandmagee, County Antrim: Reports on the post-excavation analysis of the material culture (unpublished report prepared for CFA Archaeology Ltd.).

 

McNeill, T.E. and Gormley, S. (2000) Dunineny Castle, Co. Antrim, Research Excavation, Data Structure Report (unpublished report prepared for CFA for EHS: Built Heritage).