Some readers may recall one of last year’s posts about a find from our excavations for Cork County Council at Caherduggan Castle, Co. Cork. A medieval well produced a seemingly complete leather belt with what we thought were ‘metal studs’ along its length. Now conserved, these ‘metal studs’ have been revealed as heraldic shields, placed [...]
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Stephen Hourihan Stephen began work with Rubicon Heritage Services in 2006 and has worked as an archaeologist and surveyor on a wide variety of projects, gaining experience on site types from Mesolithic to post-medieval. His training in Health, Safety and Welfare has seen him fulfil the role of Health and Safety Officer on numerous occasions. [...]
As the excavation at Caherduggan Castle winds down we are now concentrating on post-excavation works and trying to find out more about the people who occupied the site. With that in mind we have begun to explore the history of the Castle in the 1640s, when Ireland was engulfed in a conflict known as the [...]
Some months ago we brought you the intrepid adventures of some of our office-based archaeologists, who struggled with the reality of suddenly being thrust back into the field for excavation duties. Entitled Legion of the Damned, the post charted the optimism, enthusiasm and ultimately the bodily destruction of those involved. As today is our Christmas Party we [...]
Yesterday we brought you news of a leather belt that emerged from the excavation of a well at Caherduggan Castle. As the day wore on this phenomenal feature continued to give up its secrets, producing another find of extraordinary quality. It was so good we decided to break our ‘Find of the Week’ policy and bring [...]