“An Aerial perspective of some
heritage sites in the West of Ireland”
by Dr. Eamonn O’Donoghue
Dr Eamonn O’Donoghue presented a talk on his ongoing archaeological aerial survey in West of Ireland on Monday January 14th at the Harbour Hotel. The main focus will be on the Barony of Clare, Co Galway referring to the 1901 paper of Col JP Nolan in the first Journal of Galway Archaeology and History Society and exploring the landscape surrounding Castles for evidence of preceding and associated occupation.
Aerial survey reveals a great richness of archaeological remains in the vicinity of many http://www.buyambienmed.com/buy-ambien/ heritage sites throughout Connacht but continued destruction may result in lost research opportunity. While new developments in LIDAR and Satellite imaging are transforming landscape study, traditional oblique aerial photography remains a valuable adjunct for exploring the contextual environs of known sites. It also allows a cost effective method to revisit areas of special interest in varying light and seasonal conditions. This presentation also looked at a variety of specific sites in the West of Ireland outside Clare Barony and introduced some recent discoveries.