• Above and Below: the archaeology of roads and light rail

Supernatural power dressing in the Early Bronze Age. Ireland’s little-known connections to the Roman world. The underground remnants of Georgian Dublin. All this and more features in the 13 papers published in Above and Below: the archaeology of roads and light rail, which presents the ‘proceedings’ of a nationwide programme of Heritage Week events organised by Transport Infrastructure Ireland in August 2015.


The newly formed Transport Infrastructure Ireland marked its first contribution to National Heritage Week with a diverse series of public lectures, field trips and living history displays around the country, all related to archaeological discoveries made on national road schemes and the Luas Cross City project in Dublin. The success of this programme is celebrated with the publication of Above and Below, which presents a selection of the lectures.


Investigations on national road and light rail projects have revealed much about Ireland’s archaeological legacy at a variety of scales. Above and Below invites readers to explore the subterranean confines of an early medieval souterrain in north Kerry, amble through the magnificent Conamara landscape in search of west Galway’s industrial past, or take a virtual bird’s-eye view of the archaeological landscapes of north Roscommon.


Format:  Softback, 245 mm x 190 mm


Pages:  167; including prelims and end matter


Illustrations:  135 maps, line drawings, photos in full colour throughout


Publication date:  August 2016

Author Michael Stanley (ed.)
Publisher Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Subjects Archaeology, Heritage, Transport

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Above and Below: the archaeology of roads and light rail

  • ISBN: 978-0-9932315-3-7
  • Author(s): Michael Stanley (ed.)
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  • €25.00

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