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Launch of The Science of a Lost Medieval Gaelic Graveyard: The Ballyhanna Research Project

20/04/2016


The Science of a Lost Medieval Gaelic Graveyard: The Ballyhanna Research Project was officially launched by Marie Cassidy, State Pathologist for the Republic of Ireland, in the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, on 30th March. The volume was edited by GAP staff, Eileen Murphy and Colm Donnelly, with their former PhD student Catriona McKenzie, who is now a Lecturer in Human Osteoarchaeology in the University of Exeter. It represents the culmination of a project which started in 2005, following the excavation of the burial ground in 2003-4, and has resulted in the completion of three PhD projects, as well as numerous publications and conference presentations. The event was attended by over 100 people, many of whom were locals from Ballyshannon and had followed the research on Ballyhanna with great interest. Speeches were delivered by members from the main institutions and funding bodies whose support was crucial for the success of the project – Michael Nolan and Michael MacDonagh (Transport Infrastructure Ireland), Seamus Neely (Donegal County Council), Jeremy Bird (IT Sligo), as well as GAP Head of School, Professor Audrey Horning.

Further information about the book can be found at:

http://wordwellbooks.com/Donegal

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