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Eiden Hennessy

Eiden Hennessy


Archaeological Excavation Skills Certificate: University of Gottingen, Germany (2005)
BA (Single Honours – Archaeology/History) University College Cork (2006)
MA (Archaeology) University College Cork (2007)




School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP)
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland, UK


+44 (0)28 9097 5287

Current Research: Past Cultural Change

Archaeology From Below: Ireland 1700-1926

This research project will examine the excluded members of Irish society 1700-1922 from a historical archaeological perspective. These excluded people were generally marginalised or misrepresented within Irish written sources and neglected by later scholarship. They include the urban and rural poor, women, children and migrants. The study will employ an interdisciplinary approach, considering all relevant strands of evidence in its examination of four diverse study-areas. The aim is to highlight variation throughout Ireland.

Principal Supervisor: Prof Audrey Horning

Secondary Supervisor: Dr Mark Gardiner

Additional Information:


The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology student dissertation prize - MA Dissertation: Including the Excluded Past: The Rural Poor Ireland 1750 – 1860 (Best MA/Postgraduate dissertation on post-medieval archaeology from UK and Irish Universities (2009)

Professional Memberships

Member of the Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group