Recent Excavations at Claregalway
by Mr. Brian Mac Domhnaill

The talk presented the preliminary results of an archaeological excavation undertaken at Claregalway, Co. Galway, on behalf of the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Galway County Council. The works were undertaken in advance of flood relief works on the River Clare. Finds included worked bone, glass, ceramic roof and floor tile, pottery, and range of metal and stone artefacts. Brian will outline the excavation process and how ongoing specialist input and scientific dating have contributed to post-excavation analysis and reporting.

Brian Mac Domhnaill is Survey Manager for Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd. He graduated from University College Cork in 1997 and spent many years as a field archaeologist before completing an MSc in Palaeoecology at Queens University Belfast in 2002.