'6,000 years of habitation at Lough Gur'

Day:
Wednesday
Date:
16/04/2014
Start:
18:30
End:
20:30
Event type:
Friends
Location:
No. 5 Clare Street

Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland 

6,000 years of habitation at Lough Gur, a talk by archaeologist Professor George Eogan. 

Lough Gur, in South East County Limerick, is one of Ireland’s most important archaeological and historical gems. It tells the story of the pre-Celtic settlers who first came to the area over 6,000 years ago and continues to the present day in the people who still farm and dwell in the valley. With its enchanted lake sheltered by limestone hills, this tranquil place of pre-historic mystery and folklore represents in microcosm each of the different ages of occupation. Artefacts found on site are today displayed in the Heritage Centre (1980) built to the design of two of the excavated stone-age houses. George Eogan will discuss the archaeology of the lakeside sites comprising stone circles, megalith tombs, crannogs and castles.

All lectures talke place in No.5 South Leinster Street at 6.30pm and are followed by a wine reception. 

This is a Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland talk. Advance booking is required. Visit the Friends Desk in the Millennium Wing; phone (01) 661 9877; or email friends@ngi.ie.