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    The Fergus Estuary and Islands: discovering a maritime historic landscape in Co. Clare
    (University College Dublin. School of Archaeology in association with The Discovery Programme, 2010-11) ; ; ; ; ;
    This report describes the results of a Heritage Council‐funded research project entitled ‘The Fergus estuary and islands project: Discovering a maritime historic landscape in Co. Clare', which was funded by a Heritage Council Heritage Research grant (R00412) for 2010. The project explored the distinctive maritime cultural landscapes of the Fergus estuary, Co. Clare, through an intertidal archaeology of the estuarine channels and the shorelines of the islands found on the lower Fergus estuary, Co. Clare (particularly, in 2010, around Inishloe, Inishtubrid, Horse Island and Shore Island). The project also had a particular focus on the archaeology of the Boarland Rock medieval fishweir complex (Fig.1). The Fergus Estuary and Islands project (2008‐2010) has been remarkably successful, uncovering a range of entirely new archaeological sites: there are 131 archaeological sites listed in the project catalogue (see Appendix 1), 127 of which were completely unknown when the survey began in 2008.
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    Temple-na-Skellig and St Kevin's Bed, Glendalough
    Glendalough sees almost a million visitors each year, and many of the key archaeological sites are heavily visited, but two important locations are very difficult to access. These are the artificial cave of “Saint Kevin’s Bed” and the Church and settlement evidence at Temple-na-Skellig found in a remote location on south of the Upper Lake, surrounded by steep cliffs.