John Sheehan

John Sheehan was so popular last year that we have invited him back this year and he will deliver a lecture entitled “The Supernatural: Protecting Ring Forts?”

A graduate of University College Galway, John Sheehan worked as Director of the Iveragh Peninsula Archaeological Survey before joining the Department of Archaeology in 1989.  His research interests include the Vikings, specifically Viking-age silver hoards in Britain and Ireland, and Viking-age settlement in the North Atlantic region, as well as the ecclesiastical archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland.  He has published widely on these subjects.  He was the recipient of UCC’s Arts Faculty Research Achievement Award in 2001 and is a former member of the Heritage Council and of the Board of the National Museum of Ireland.

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