The seafaring Viking raiders are probably the most popular maritime topic in both Irish scholarship and popular imagination. There has been long-standing interest in the impact of Viking settlement on Ireland, informed by findings from archaeological excavations since the 1970s in Dublin, Waterford, Wexford and Cork, and more recently at Continue reading
The Proceedings of the International Conference on Fortified Heritage: management and sustainable development has been published. The conference focused on the conservation of military heritage, ranging from conservation techniques and methods to the social and economic impact of cultural heritage, and the opportunities that military monuments offer for the tourism, socio-cultural, planning and heritage sectors.
The conference considered the significance of military heritage (fortifications as part of daily life and as part of urban, rural and coastal landscapes); intervention and the use and re-use of sites which form an integral part of the cultural and/or historical setting in which it is located; and the future of military heritage. Continue reading