Tag: Conflict Archaeology

New Release: Archaeological Map of the 1920 Cloyne RIC Barracks Attack

Our latest map is the third in the series commissioned by Cork County Council, and examines the archaeological landscape of the May 1920 attack on Cloyne RIC Barracks in East Cork. It follows previous maps we have undertaken for this project that explore the 1920 Mallow Military Barracks Raid and the 1921 attack on Rosscarbery…

Resources: A Brief Guide to Researching the Archaeology of Ireland’s Threatened Landscapes of Revolution

For many years I have worked to highlight both our lack of knowledge and the lack of protection for archaeological landscapes that date to our recent past, particularly those from the Revolutionary Period and First World War. Unfortunately, as yet no major initiatives have been undertaken in the Republic of Ireland to address these major…

Uncovering Midleton’s Main Street Buildings Burned in the War of Independence’s First Official Reprisal

One of the major aims of this project is to identify surviving sites that played a role in the War of Independence. Michael Fletcher, the Middle Tennessee State University PhD student who has been working on the project over recent months, has been attempting to confirm the locations of the buildings burned on Midleton’s Main…

Project Update- And Appeal!

We have recently been trying to fill out the narrative of the Midleton ambush that took place on December 29, 1920. Valuable contributions from members of the community have helped to verify several locations associated with the ambush and consequent reprisals that took place on January 1, 1921. These include the sawmill, located on Free…

The Pilot Study: An Introduction to the 4th Battalion, Cork No. 1 Brigade Area

Our initial pilot study area will focus on the revolutionary landscape of the 4th Battalion, Cork No. 1 Brigade area during the War of Independence. This area roughly correlates geographically with East Co. Cork. We hope to identify, assess, record and map those sites, buildings and locations which played a role in the conflict in…