Stones and Bones is a 12 part archeology series that tells the story of 12 significant excavation sites across the North West of Ireland. The series covers dates from the Neolithic to late 20th Century and visits sites from Ballinafad Castle to Innishmurray Island. With contributions from members if ITSLIGO’s Archaeology team, faculty from NUIG and scholars in the field. Join presenters Barbara-Rose Sanwo and Harry Keaney as they unearth the stories behind the North West’s hidden gems.
Episode 1 : N4 Excavation
Join us for the very first program of Stones and Bones, presenter Harry Keaney joins members from Transport Infrastructure Ireland as they uncover antiquities from Ardloy/Springfield during the preparations for the new stretch of the N4.
Episode 2 : Knoxpark
Listen back to this podcast of Stones and Bones, Knoxpark. Presented by Harry Keaney, he is joined by historian and author Martin Timoney and Eamon P. Kelly who is the former Keeper of the Irish Antiquities division at the National Museum of Ireland, and an expert on identifying Viking sites.
In this podcast of Stones and Bones, this series visits the shores of Innishmurray Island. This ancient monastic site was inhabited by settlers right up until 1957 until the Island was evacuated.The program is presented by Barbara-Rose Sanwo and contributed to by author Joe McGowan and Archaeologist Gerry O’Sullivan.
In this program of Stones and Bones, we visit the site of Carrowkeel. The feature is presented by Harry Keaney and contributed to by Archaeologist Sam Moore from ITSLIGO. Listen to learn all about the fascinating history behind this Neolithic cemetery located in South Sligo.
Follow the journey of the Castle of the Curlews! Ballinafad Castle believed to be built in 1590, had a turbulent history and a troubled history due to it’s strategic location that controlled the Red Earl’s Road through the Curlew Mountains between south Connaught, north Connaght and west Ulster. It was built during the nine years war (1592-1601) by Captain John St Barbe on land granted to him by King James I.
This program is contributed to Dr. Ciaran O’Connor and Dr. Shirley Markley.