IT Sligo Opens Window on Our Past


A successful series of IT Sligo archaeology lectures examining aspects of human habitation, practices and folklore dating back into prehistory has reached its final stages, with just two more talks left to go.

The organisers, the appositely named Stones and Bones Archaeological Society at the Institute of Technology, say the popularity of the lunchtime events demonstrates an eager appetite among people in Sligo and the surrounding region for a greater understanding and knowledge about our ancestors, their customs and lifestyles.

The lectures, which began in February, have ranged over topics stretching from post-Medieval times into early prehistory.

On Tuesday, April 9, Dr. Marion Dowd, Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology, gives the penultimate lecture on ‘Excavations in Moneen Cave: Insights into Bronze Age and post-Medieval life in the Burren’.

The series comes to a close on Tuesday, April 23, when Archaeology Lecturer Sam Moore speaks about: ‘Who exactly were the ancestors?: some examples from ethnography and archaeology’
Each lecture is at 1.10pm in A0005 beside the Main Reception. The lectures are free and members of the public, staff and students are welcome to attend.


Photo caption: Dr Marion Dowd, IT Sligo lecturer, will give a lecture about ‘Excavations in Moneen Cave: Insights into Bronze Age and post -Medieval life in the Burren’ on April 9th.