spike island

spike island

Spike Island part 2 Convict Life

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The Spike Island Archaeological Project Project Director: Dr Barra O'Donnabhain, Department of Archaeology, University College Cork During the 2013 season of excavation on the island, 23 undergraduate students from UCC and from various universities in North America worked with the excavation director and four supervisors, all postgraduate students at UCC. The work was funded by the Los Angeles-based Institute for Field Research (www.ifrglobal.org) with significant in-kind support from Cork County Council. The focus of this research project is the 19th century convict prison that operated on Spike Island in Cork harbour from 1847 until 1883. The project was established in 2012 with seed funding from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) at UCC and is operated with partnership with Cork County Council, in whose care the island is vested. During the 2013 season of excavation on the island, 23 undergraduate students from UCC and from various universities in North America worked with the excavation director and four supervisors, all postgraduate students at UCC. The work was funded by the Los Angeles-based Institute for Field Research (www.ifrglobal.org) with significant in-kind support from Cork County Council. The documentary is in 5 parts.