The final report of the Kilkenny Archaeological Project for 2008 is now available here [26MB PDF]. The 255 page report is the most comprehensive statement ever produced on the archaeology of the city.
The 2008 Old Kilkenny Review includes a number of papers relating to archaeology in Kilkenny city and county. Graeme Laidlaw describes a burnt mound which was excavated prior to the construction work as part of the N9/N10 road scheme in Ballykeoghan townland in south County Kilkenny. The excavation identified two phases of burnt mound activity […]
A major application to complete the KKAP project has been lodged with the Heritage Council. A decision is due in January 2009.
The site is being directed by Maeve Saunderson of Arch-Tech Ltd. and excavations are taking place to facilitate the enlargement of the new courthouse. The waterlogged site has yielded the best preserved archaeological remains ever encountered in the city and thousands of finds have been unearthed. A number of human skeletons were also found, probably […]
The next issue of the ‘Old Kilkenny Review’ , which is due out early December 2008, will carry a preliminary report on the archaeological work that took place between 2005-2007 at the award winning Rothe House garden in advance of its recreation. This was the first time the garden archaeology of an Irish townhouse had […]