Our archaeology special! This month I was joined by show returnee, Camilla Pedersen. Camilla hails from Denmark but currently resides in Maynooth, her focus of study is on Viking period mythology and narrative tradition. An alumna of Maynooth University her main research focus was on Early Irish narrative and literary tradition in comparison to Old Norse narrative tradition, and literary tropes of the supernatural, with special focus on shape-shifting. Her other areas of focus (which were put to good use) are Old Irish linguistics, and prehistoric and early medieval archaeology. You can read her work as she has been published on her topics, most recently in 2019 with Amsterdam University Press.
From Iron Age homesteads to castles buried under the M50, what is found below Cabinteely was the focus for this month's show. Revealing forgotten mass graves, possible Viking hoards and how development hinders megalithic access - we dug deep on the long, long history of Cabinteely, Loughlinstown & Carrickmines. Trowels at the ready, we honed in on where development clashes with heritage in this triangle between the mountains and the sea and how it revealed prehistoric, Viking & medieval history in well...spades...
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