Three 19th-Century House Sites in Rural Ireland

TitleThree 19th-Century House Sites in Rural Ireland
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsOrser, CE
JournalPost-Medieval Archaeology
Keywords19th-century, Archaeology, daily life, house sites, Ireland

This report describes archaeological research at three house sites in rural Ireland. The anthropologically-based research began in 1994 with the goal of attempting to understand the material conditions of daily life in the 19th-century Irish countryside. The excavation results presented here were obtained from individual households in counties Roscommon, Sligo and Donegal, at sites dating from the early to mid-19th century. Two of the sites are known to have been abandoned as a result of forced eviction. Particular attention is paid to the ceramics found.