Excavations on the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin road scheme were carried out by Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd on behalf of Sligo Co. Co. over a one year period between 2016 and 2017. The excavations were undertaken within the footprint of the proposed realignment of the N4 between Doorly and Castlebaldwin. The route, although traversing generally poor and marginal ground, produced evidence for a wealth of archaeological activity dating from the Neolithic period to modern times. This took the form of stone tool deposits, burnt mounds, hilltop enclosures, burials and an augmented relic stream bank.The excavations were directed by Bruce Sutton, Dave McIlreavy, Brian O’Hara and Lydia Cagney. Post-excavation works are at an early stage but considering the wealth of archaeological remains in Sligo the results should make a considerable contribution to our archaeological knowledge of the area.Shane Delaney is an archaeologist and project manager. He is a graduate of UCC where he achieved his BA (Hons) and MA in archaeology. Shane has been working in field archaeology since 1995 and has worked throughout the country. He has directed sites from most periods and has managed many largescale archaeological projects over the years. He managed the N4 archaeological works for Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd on behalf of Sligo County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).
SFC 2018 Lectures & Events Programme Venue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo CampusJan 26th Aidan O'HaraThe Remarkable ColumsFeb 9th AGMFeb 23rd Michael FarrySligo 1918: The Young People Have Triumphed Over Their EldersMar 23rd Anne ChambersFrom Westport to the West Indies - The Life of Howe Peter Browne 2nd Marquess of Sligo, 1788-1845 Apr 27th Fiona GallagherWilliam Bourke Cockran May 25th Daniel CurleyRathcroghan – 5,500 Years of Continuity on the Limestone Plateau of mid-Co. RoscommonJun 13th Martin TimoneyOuting : Creevylea Abbey Jul 11th Tamlyn McHughOuting : Sligo Gaol -Unfortunately CANCELLED due to circumstances beyond our control. Areplacement outing is beng sought. Please re-visit the website for further details.Aug 18-26th Heritage Week (Events TBA)Sep 28th Maeve Sikora Antiquities From Co. Sligo in the National MuseumOct 6-7th 2018 ConferenceUrban Development in 19th Century Sligo Oct 26th Dr Marion McGarryThe Irish Cottage - A case study of post Famine rural vernacular architecture in Ireland Nov 30th Shane Delaney N4 Excavations (Further details to follow)Dec 14th Pat O’BrienFrom Selected to Elected Administration: From Grand Jury to Sligo County Council Venue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo CampusAll are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members