The final event of the Earth Institute summer programme is a visit to the UCD School of Archaeology’s excavations in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, on 28 August. Prof. Graeme Warren, Head of the UCD School of Archaeology, will be giving a tour of the annual excavation in the main monastic complex in Glendalough, where the team has found artefacts including objects with many Hiberno-Norse links in the ninth and tenth centuries, suggesting that the Viking influence at Glendalough extended to much more than simply raiding, as well as large amounts of 12th and 13th century ceramics.
Following the tour there will be an opportunity to further explore Glendalough before returning to UCD, or a visit to a seafront pub in Bray. We plan to leave UCD at 1pm and there’ll be a minibus to take us to and from Wicklow. All are welcome - if you would like to attend this event, please complete this short form to confirm your place: