RTE, RIA, SoF

Its been a very busy few weeks with the first season of excavations finishing up, and the process of post-excavation analysis beginning.

Into the mix we had the RTE radio 1 History Show interview back in early october.

http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9%3A20449749%3A5392%3A06%2D10%2D2013%3A

This all came about thanks to local journalist Louise Denvir (http://louisedenvir.ie/) who visited the excavations many times over the last months collecting field recordings and doing interviews with several members of the project team. We would like to congratulate Louise on her recent Gold PPI Radio Newcomer Award for her work with RTÉ Radio 1.

I was in the beautiful premises of the Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street (open to the public http://ria.ie/about/visit-us.aspx) last week to present the initial findings of season 1 of Grassroots to the institution that made the project possible. I would like to express sincere thanks to the committee on behalf of the Project Team and the Baldoyle Community for making season 1 a reality.

Keep an eye on the site over the coming days as we will be putting up an account of Brendan O’Neill’s experiments at the Spirit of Folk festival (http://spiritoffolk.com/) using the replica Leinster Cooking Ware pots that he created for Grassroots. Brendan put the pots to the test to see how they stewed.

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