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Public talk by archaeologist and author Barra O'Donnabhain Public talk by archaeologist and author Barra O'Donnabhain

Public talk by archaeologist and author Barra O'Donnabhain

9th Jun


Public talk by archaeologist and author Barra O'Donnabhain
Saturday June 9th, 3pm

Public talk by archaeologist and author Barra O'Donnabhain in association with the exhibition Spike Island: People and Place 1847-1883 and Cork Harbour Festival.

Too Beautiful for Thieves and Pickpockets: A history of the Victorian Convict Prison on Spike Island by Cal McCarthy and Barra O'Donnabhain was published by Cork County Library and Arts Service (2016).

Free in, all welcome

Barra O’Donnabhain is a graduate of UCC and the University of Chicago. His publications include the edited volumes The Dead Tell Tales (2013) and Archaeological Approaches to Human Remains: Global Perspectives (2014). Barra has directed and collaborated on archaeological projects in a number of world areas. He began excavations at the 19th-century prison on Spike Island in 2012. He teaches in the Department of Archaeology at University College Cork and is on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles based Institute for Field Research.