The archaeological history and the ‘life history’ of both County Leitrim and the wider region
This monthly series of talks, curated by Padraig Meehan, will offer insights into the archaeological history and the ‘life history’ of both County Leitrim and the wider region. In the first instalment on we welcome Sam Moore an archaeologist with a keen interest in prehistory in general and Irish passage tombs specifically. He lectures in archaeology at the Institute of Technology, Sligo and is completing a PhD at NUI Galway on the Carrowkeel/Keshcorran passage tomb complex in Co. Sligo. Sam has written or contributed to a considerable number of local history articles, books and guides. His main interest lies in the landscape and human interaction with it; and the biography or ‘life-history’ of monuments including how mythology and folklore plays a role in the mental landscape.
In the coming months we will welcome a number of inspiring speakers to present on a range of topics related to our local history and cultures. We hope that the series is informative and that it sparks learning, discussion and debate.