Author Archives: Damian Shiels

About Damian Shiels

I am an archaeologist based in Ireland, specialising in conflict archaeology.

Rubicon’s Quality Assurance Recognition

Rubicon Heritage Services were recently confirmed as a Registered Organisation by the Institute for Archaeologists, the first Irish based company to be admitted to this quality assurance scheme. Following a rigorous assessment process, the IfA have determined that Rubicon have … Continue reading

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The Breathtaking Caherduggan Belt: Rubicon’s Best Ever Find?

Some readers may recall one of last year’s posts about a find from our excavations for Cork County Council at Caherduggan Castle, Co. Cork. A medieval well produced a seemingly complete leather belt with what we thought were ‘metal studs’ … Continue reading

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Tudor and Stuart Conference in UCD

Neil Johnston of UCD School of History and Archives has asked us to pass on to our readers news regarding an upcoming Conference in UCD. The call for papers for the Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference (University College Dublin, 31 … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Caherduggan Castle, 15th April 1644

As the excavation at Caherduggan Castle winds down we are now concentrating on post-excavation works and trying to find out more about the people who occupied the site. With that in mind we have begun to explore the history of … Continue reading

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