Public Lectures

Aspects of the Pilgrimage Tradition on Caher Island and St Mac Dara’s Island’
Irish Congress of Medievalists (Upcoming Lecture)

New Research on the Archaeology of Inishbofin and the Western Islands of Connacht
Inishbofin Island Walking Festival, May 25, 2013

Historic Sites & Images of the West of Ireland
National Gallery of Ireland, May 19, 2013

Bualadh isteach: the drowned archaeological landscapes of the Burren coast
Irish Quaternary Association Spring Meeting and AGM, Sat 27 April, 2013

The Early History of Oughterard (A Hanoverian Fort on the Irish Frontier)
Connemara’s Hidden Heritage Conference, Oughterard, April 26, 2013

New Research into the Archaeology on Irish Upland and Islands
Walkers Association of Ireland Talks, October 17, 2012

Moynagh points, dog whelks and sand smelts. Observations on the coastal settlements of H-Iar Connaught, Co. Galway
Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland Spring Conference, April 21, 2012

New insights into the development of Skellig Michael World Heritage Site
Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, April 21, 2012

Irish Settlement in Post Roman Wales – Association for Roman Archaeology
Association for Roman Archaeology, July 22-25, 2011

A critical evaluation of the proposed evidence for the existence of wooden table altars on early Christian sites in western Ireland.
Irish Conference of Medievalists, June 24-26, 2011

New insights into the development of Skellig Michael based on recent research
Irish Quaternary Association Spring Meeting and AGM, March 27 2010

New Insights into Skellig Michael
Mayo Historical and Archaeological Society, Dec 5, 2009

In the lands of the Conmaicne Mara–the Dog Sons of the sea
Irish Conference of Medievalists, June 27–30, 2009

Even on Their Knees: Climbing the Holy Mountain of Croagh Patrick and the Pilgrimage Tradition in Irish Christianity
Harvard Divinity School, 1August 12, 2008

Upland Archaeology in Ireland
University of Melbourne, October 9, 2008

The Port of Aran: The History and Archaeology of Killeany, Inis Mor, Oileáin Árainn
National Museum of Australia, October 8, 2008

The impact of World Heritage Status on Skellig Michael: authenticity versus visualisation
Irish Conference of Medievalists, June 26-29, 2008

The Bronze Age Archaeological Landscapes of Inishboffin, Inishark and Inishlyon
Irish Quaternary Association Annual Symposium, November 23, 2007

The neglected majority–unenclosed settlement in western and south-western Ireland in the Early Christian period
Irish Conference of Medievalists, June 28–30, 2007

The problem of the Scots: the nature and extent of “Irish” settlement in Britain
Irish Conference of Medievalists, June 22–24, 2006

Don Boscos Castle Inishbofin

Star Shaped Fort – Inishbofin


Inner and Outer Mill Corranroo Burren Coast

Inner and Outer Mill – Corranroo, Burren Coast


Small Oratory Skellig Michael

Small Oratory – Skellig Michael