Our Saturday morning session continues with a paper by Edel Barry MPhil of Built Heritage Collective Ireland, concerning the Archaeology of Railways in Ireland. Edel will be discussing the railway system as a means of gathering and facilitating the assembly of people on a grand scale.
She will be examining the contribution of the railway to this movement of people and ideas. In particular she will look at the material culture of the narrow gauge railways of Munster in order to assess what an archaeological study of these lines can contribute to the understanding of broader patterns of social change in 19th century Ireland.
If you would like to find out some more about Edel's paper or some of the other fascinating and exciting talks we have on offer at the conference please feel free to browse our confirmed speakers page.