Bective excavations Blog

Day 20 – A daybreak start and party finish
August 10, 2011, 10:12 pm
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 We arrived early on site to complete the last bit of planning and to spend some quite time contemplating on what this season had uncovered. Most of the team worked at organising equipment in the cottage and processing the last of the finds. We welcomed some last minute visitors including Loreto Guinan, Heritage officer for County Meath and Marie Bourke, keeper of the National Gallery with her husband Barry. Marie also proved to be a great goal- keeper after lunch when we had our soccer match. The Office of Public Works came to backfill our site and we are very grateful to them for that. In the evening we had a wonderful barbecue at nearby Bective Mill organised by a great friend of the project, Oliver Delany. There was plenty of ceol and craic with specially penned songs from both Oisin and Noel. Have a listen to these on the Bective Abbey project podcasts. The co-directors would like to thank the team for an excellent season. Roll on 2012!

Excavation crew take their last look into cutting H.

Last minute recording.

Jordan (standing centre) cuts her farewell cake before moving on to a prehistoric excavation in Cyprus. Loreto Guinan (sitting centre) visits the site on the final day. Loreto is the Heritage Officer for Meath County Council.



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We visited the abbey with students this week and met Jake the dog, he seems lonely without the Bective crew to keep him company and feed him biscuits!

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