Eaten Bread: The archaeology and history of food production and preparation

Jan 26, 2017 by

Saturday, March 11th 2017

Heritage Conference at the Irish Workhouse Centre titled ‘Eaten Bread: The archaeology and history of food production and preparation’. This free conference is presented in partnership with the Galway Community Archaeology Advisory Project.


Speakers include…

Margaret Hickey is a poet and writer based in Portumna. She was previously food & drink editor at Country Living magazine and is best known her acclaimed book Irish Days published in 2001. Margaret’s upcoming book Ireland’s Green Larder will focus on the history of food in Ireland.

Clodagh Doyle has been working with the National Museum since 1995. Clodagh is curator of the Calendar Custom, Religion, Sport & Leisure, Ceramic & Glass, Childhood and Hearth Furniture Collections.

Rosanne Meenan is a contract archaeologist and ceramics specialist. She has written reports on pottery from excavations all around Ireland, urban and rural, concentrating mainly on pottery from the post-medieval period.

John Tierney is a well-known field archaeologist and heritage consultant in Galway. He is founder and operator of both ‘Eachtra Archaeological Projects’ and ‘Historic Graves’.

Mary Bulfin is a forager, local food historian, and wild foods expert. With a background in science, cookery, and natural medicine, foraging has been part of Mary’s life since she could walk. ‘Wild Food Mary’ will talk on the use of wild ingredients in traditional dishes.

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