Contact Details



Wexford Office

Killag

Duncormick

Co Wexford


Tipperary Office

Lagganstown Upper

Golden 

Co Tipperary


For a free quote contact Mick Drumm B.A., M.I.A.I.


        Licenced Archaelogist

Phone: 087 1689599

Fax: 062 61941

Email: wolfhoundarchaeology@gmail.com

Website: 

      www.wolfhoundarchaeology.ie



 


"We look after the past so you can build the future"


News

 Cashel Bypass

Wolfhound Archaeology has recently concluded post-excavation works on the N8 Cashel Bypass road scheme. Mesolithic tools, Neolithic houses, Bronze Age metalworking, Early medieval enclosures, medieval clay walled houses and a post-medieval water management system bringing water into Cashel were some of the highlights of this project.


 

 Selected finds from Cashel Bypass

 


A close shave in Tipperary

A Bronze Age razor was retrieved from a cremation burial pit during excavations at Golden Gardens, Co. Tipperary. The site also produced evidence for Bronze Age roundhouses, charcoal production pits and ditches. Post-excavation works are underway and the site is shedding new light on prehistoric settlement in North Munster. In the image you can see the bronze razor at the top and another more modern razor at the bottom of the image.


                                                                            

                                                                            Picture of Bronze Razor


Cashel Walled Towns Day 2011

Wolfhound Archaeology organised an archaeological road show as part of the 2011 Walled Towns day celebrations. Hundreds of children took part in our “dig-in-a-box” and other archaeology workshops. A fun day for all and we are looking forward to doing it bigger and better next year.

 

Image of Wolfhound Archaeology staff at the roadshow information desk  and the Armagh Rhymers doing their stuff.

Cashel Forts Project

Wolfhound Archaeology staff have been helping with the Cashel Forts research project. This year season three continues the geophysical survey of large earthwork enclosures around Cashel at Windmill Hill and Rathnadrinna. A recent article on the findings has been published in Current Archaeology. Archaeologists are starting to look beyond the rock when it comes to Cashel and the results are proving to spectacular.


Image of Rathnadrinna fort

Wolfhound Archaeology staff have been helping with the Cashel Forts research project. This year season three continues the geophysical survey of large earthwork enclosures around Cashel at Windmill Hill and Rathnadrinna.  A recent article on the findings has been published in Current Archaeology.

 

Other news

 

Seanda 6, the latest NRA magazine on archaeological discoveries has recently been published and contains two articles by Wolfhound Archaeology staff members. See the issue online at www.nra.ie. Mick Drumm describes recent Iron Age discoveries form the N8 and N74 road scheme and Joanne Hughes gives an update on a rare prehistoric wooden ladder from the Cashel Bypass.

Mick Drumm of Wolfhound Archaeology presented a paper at the 900th anniversary conference of the Synod of Rathbreasil hosted by UCC and St Patricks college Thurles in November 2011. The conference “Crisis and Recovery; Church and Society in 12th Century Ireland” was well attended and featured talks on a variety of subjects including the conservation of the Fadden More Psalter.