Burriscarra terrestrial laser-scanning: results and interpretation

Terrestrial laser-scanning is a fascinating recording technique, which allows the creation of extremely detailed and accurate 3D digital models of the scanned building or object. These models are in itself a wonderful resource, allowing a wide audience to remotely experience and closely examine artefacts and monuments that they might never be able to visit in person. …

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Fieldwork day 6: Fethard

After Callan we made our way to Fethard, Co. Tipperary. Like in Ballyhaunis, the church in Fethard is still in use, but unlike Ballyhaunis, Fethard still functions as an Augustinian priory, and not only that but it is also the only one of the eight remaining Augustinian communities in Ireland that is still located on …

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Fieldwork day 6: Callan

In late August, ahead of the two Heritage Week events in Burriscarra, I travelled to two more Augustinian friaries where remains survived, Callan, in Co. Kilkenny, and Fethard, in Co. Tipperary. Dr Małgorzata D’Aughton, the project mentor, joined me for the trip, along with her family and we also visited Ardfinnan (Co. Tipperary), and Castlelyons (Co. …

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Heritage Week events in Carnacon and Burriscarra, Co. Mayo

With the start of September and the return to the normal swing of things I hadn't got around to posting about the two Heritage Week events I organised in relation to Burriscarra friary and the fieldwork we carried out there, but finally here it is! It was a new experience for me to take part …

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Making a connection during Heritage Week

The theme of this year’s National Heritage Week is ‘Sharing Stories’, and it therefore  represents the perfect opportunity for me to share the results of the fieldwork that took place in Burriscarra, Co. Mayo back in May with anyone with an interest in this fascinating site, and in particular with the members of the local community, …

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‘Mendicants on the Margins’ symposium, 27/06/2018

On Wednesday 27 June 2018 took place the symposium 'Mendicants on the Margins', which I organised with Dr Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D'Aughton, under the auspices of the School of History, UCC and as part of the project funded by the Irish Research Council on the Augustinian friars in late medieval Ireland. The day began with a short introduction to the …

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First images from Burriscarra laser-scanning & drone-mapping

Here are the first images generated from the data collected during the laser-scanning and drone-mapping of Burriscarra friary last May. Scaled elevations: Isometric views:   Architectural details: You can also view the data in its 3-dimensional form here. A few aerial photographs taken by the drone:   Finally, models have been generated from the drone mapping, …

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