Summer archaeology lecture series in Lisdoonvarna

Summer archaeology lecture series in Lisdoonvarna


Photo: Irish Field School of Prehistoric Archaeology

The Irish Field School of Prehistoric Archaeology 2017 summer archaeology lecture series restarts this Tuesday, with a lecture from Dr Carleton Jones, our academic director and author of ‘The Burren and the Aran Islands – Exploring the Archaeology’.

His talk, entitled ‘Recent and ongoing work on the Parknabinnia Court tomb assemblage’, promises to give a fascinating account of how new scientific techniques are aiding our understanding of prehistory.

The talk will take place at 7:30 this evening (Tuesday 11th July) in The Pavillion Theatre, Lisdoonvarna.

All the evening lectures are open to the public for a small contribution of €5.

One of the event organisers said: “We will also be returning to our excavation of Parknabinnia wedge tomb this week and there is an open invitation to the public. The best time to visit is c. 3pm, Monday – Friday. We have already had some exciting finds this summer, including a chert arrowhead and scraper, and a crouched inhumation.”


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.