Tag Archives | Battlefield Archaeology

Revealing the Archaeology of the 1798 Vinegar Hill Battlefield

We are currently working in partnership with Earthsound Archaeological Geophysics and Sligo Institute of Technology to finalise the Preliminary Report for the major fieldwork recently carried out on the 1798 Vinegar Hill battlefield. Rubicon’s Damian Shiels was the archaeological director for the licensed battlefield survey, and gives a brief insight into what it has revealed.  […]

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English ships engage the Armada, 1588 (Wikipedia)

In Search of Soldiers & Sailors from the Spanish Armada

We recently announced that we are going to be teaming up with the San Marcos Project in Co. Clare to carry out a geophysical survey at the potential site of a massgrave associated with the Spanish Armada. The work has now been confirmed for the 30th and 31st of July, with a community engagement aspect […]

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Major General Patrick Cleburne, from Co. Cork, who was Killed in Action at the Battle of Franklin (Library of Congress)

A Rubiconer Abroad- Speaking Engagements in Tennessee

Rubicon’s Damian Shiels is heading Stateside next week to deliver a keynote address at the 150th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. Aside from speaking on the Irish role in the American Civil War on 14th November, he is also getting an opportunity to chat about some archaeology, with a talk about Irish […]

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The War of Independence Conflict Landscape of Knockraha, Mapped Using GIS

Mapping the Archaeology of Ireland’s War of Independence: A Case Study of Knockraha, Co. Cork

We were recently commissioned by Knockraha Area Historical & Heritage Society to examine the locality’s War of Independence heritage. Primarily we were asked to assess available information as to the location and significance of a bomb factory in the townland of Ballynanelagh, and likewise to examine the War of Independence heritage of the area as […]

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Rubicon's Damian Shiels discussing the 1504 Battle of Knockdoe at the Aughrim Military History Summer School

Aughrim Military History Summer School

Rubicon had the opportunity at the weekend to participate in the Aughrim Military History Summer School, based at the famous 1691 battlefield in Co. Galway. There were an excellent series of talks by a number of leading 17th century academics combined with extremely impressive Living History displays by Claíomh who portrayed an Irish Gallowglass and early 16th […]

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