Inniskeen Round Tower and Graveyard: History, Archaeology and Significance


InniskeenRoundTowerWorkshop provided by IAC Archaeology in conjunction with Monaghan County Council


In this workshop we will explore the history and archaeology of the Early Christian period in Ireland, with a particular emphasis on monasticism. The specific history and archaeology of the sites of Inniskeen Round Tower and Graveyard will also be discussed as well as its role within the wider landscape. We will also be presenting an overview of the general conservation management issues surrounding the sites and encourage feedback from the audience regarding these issues. Active participation from the audience is encouraged and we hope to compile an archive of information/stories/traditions relating to the sites during this workshop.

10.00 – 10.30: Formal introduction of the project team, project objectives and community group.

10.30 – 11.15: Paul Stevens (University College Dublin): Early Christian Ireland – monasticism and settlement. A general history and archaeology of Inniskeen Round Tower and Graveyard and their position in the wider Early Christian landscape.

11.15 – 11.30: Q & A

11.30 – 12.00: Paul Duffy (IAC Archaeology): St. Doulagh’s – a case study

12.00 – 12.15: Q & A

12.15 – 13:00: Paul Duffy: Conservation issues at Inniskeen Round Tower and Graveyard

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14:00 – 15:30: Site Visit and general discussion


Opening Hours

Patrick Kavanagh Centre

Tours can be arranged at anytime by prior appointment

For information and booking phone 042 937 8560