Kate Taylor studied archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge University and has worked in commercial archaeology since graduating in 1996, both in Ireland and the UK. In addition to directing excavations, Kate is Company Director and Post Excavation Manager at TVAS (Ireland), an archaeological consultancy company, and has a particular interest in archiving of archaeological finds and records. She has been working in archaeology since 1996, directing excavations, completing assessments, and monitoring in both the UK (5 years) and Ireland (8 years). She has worked on rural and urban sites, ranging in date from prehistoric to post-medieval, and published widely on the projects she has worked on. She is a member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists (MIFA) and the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (MIAI).
Dr. Noel McCarthy is a graduate of the Department of Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway. He completed his primary degree in 2004 and PhD, investigating the prehistoric archaeology of Slieve Gamph (The Ox Mountains) and its hinterland, in 2010. His research interests range broadly across physical and interpretational aspects of archaeology, particularly the investigation and understanding of the multitude of elements that form prehistoric landscapes. He has been an occasional lecturer on a variety of courses in the Department of Archaeology at NUI, Galway since 2004 and has worked on numerous excavations in research and commercial archaeology, including the 2010 series of excavations at Caherconnell. In 2006 he completed an aerial archaeology training course with English Heritage and the Aerial Archaeology Research Group (funded by The Heritage Council). In 2007 he was part of the geophysical survey team led by Joe Fenwick and Richard Warner that investigated a rectangular enclosure close to Newgrange passage tomb as part of The Brú na Bóinne Research Project.
NUI Galway, MA in Landscape Archaeology 2009-11 – Introduction to GIS applications in Archaeology.
NUI Galway Undergraduate Degree – 2008-10 Neolithic and Bronze Age Ireland (1BA), 2009-10 Hunters and Farmers in Western Europe (2BA).
NUI Galway Diploma in Archaeology 2004-11 – NUI Galway, St. Angela’s College, Sligo and Roscommon Community College lecturing on Prehistoric archaeology in Ireland, Archaeological site identification and recording, Field survey and excavation techniques, Archaeology and the law.
NUI Galway Adult and Continuing Education – Certificate in General Studies 2008-9, Introduction to Irish Archaeology Module – Course set up, co-ordination and examination.
NUI Galway Adult and Continuing Education – 2009 – 11 Short, non-qualification, evening course on Irish Archaeology.
NUI Galway Department of Archaeology – First year tutor 2004-07 and examiner 2004-10.
2009 – Introduction to GIS Applications in Archaeology (MA course handbook, with Stefan Bergh). Dept. of Archaeology, NUI Galway.
2011 – Preliminary Iron Age Settlement Project – Final report (with Gerard Dowling). Report for the Discovery Programme.
Forthcoming – The Killala Bay conundrum: condensed variable distribution of megalithic monuments in northern Connacht.
Forthcoming – Hidden relevance: prominently sited boulders and their perception in prehistoric Ireland.