Cumann Seandalaiochta agus Staire Phort Lairge

Monday, March 28, 2016

Upcoming Lecture : The Two Military Barracks in Waterford

Speaker: Mr James Doherty

Venue : St Patrick's Gateway Centre

Date & Time: Friday 1st April 2016, 8 pm

Admission :  Members free, non-members €5.00

James Doherty will examine the history behind the two military barracks in Waterford City and will provide an insight into why they were built, what garrison life was like and the factors that led to the decline and almost complete disappearance of what was once a impressive military complex in the heart of Waterford City.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

February Lecture : Waterford Prehistory and Megalithic Tombs

The February lecture, on the "Houses of the Dead"  delivered by Dr Elizabeth Shee-Twohig was of great interest to many who travelled from the county and beyond to attend. 

 Questions and discussions continued well after the lecture was over, 

Suggestions for further reading, 

Further  reading about Waterford prehistory and megalithic tombs

Carlton Jones, Temples of Stone (Collins Press)
Elizabeth Shee Twohig. Irish Megalithic Tombs (Shire books)
John Waddell, The Prehistoric Archaeology of Ireland 
James Eogan and Elizabeth Shee Twohig (eds) Cois tSiúire – nine thousand years of human activity in the Lower Suir Valley. Archaeological Excavations on the N25 Waterford City Bypass.  (NRA 2011).
 Tom Fourwinds,  Monu-mental about Prehistoric Waterford

WEBSITES  The database  of the Archaeological Survey    The database of excavation results in Ireland    website of photographs by Ken Williams

The Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society, Ireland.
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