On Thursday 6 October 2016 the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, presented a lecture in its series ‘The archaeology of a decade of war’, entitled ‘The archeological landscape of the War of Independence and Civil War’, by Damien Shiels (Rubicon). This was hosted as part of the National Museum of Ireland’s 1916 public engagement programme. The lecture examined the wealth of archaeological evidence for Ireland’s 20th century conflict which surrounds us today. Using local case studies, he demonstrated what can be learned from an examination of sites such as safe houses, weapon factories, training areas, prison sites, RIC stations, ambush sites and other such conflict-related locations, and mapping them in the modern landscape.
The lecture took place from 1pm-1.45pm in the Ceramics Room, National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.