Bective excavations Blog

Day 8 – Medievalist John Bradley Visits
July 18, 2010, 6:53 pm
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While the cuttings continue to be taken down there were no major developments. However, on this warm and blustery day we had a visit from Medieval archaeologists John Bradley and Michael Potterton. John from NUI Maynooth was in the area because he was giving a lecture on Medieval Ireland c.1210 at Tara that evening. He was his usual insightful self and helped us interpret the site. According to John Bradley, all medieval infirmaries are orientated east/west. This could help confirm the function of the building we are excavating. That night, as we have said, John delivered the Tara lecture. The large number of IAFS students then crossed the ‘Tara/Skreen’ valley to visit O’Connors pub in Skreen.

Medieval archaeologists Michael Potterton (left) and John Bradley (second from right) examine the medieval ditch in the long cutting 3.

Anne Gibney (second from left) enjoys a cup of tea in the sun.


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