The Ulster Archaeological Society


Field Trips

Numbers are limited on many of the trips. Further details will be announced through the ‘Newsletter’ and at lectures.

There may be an additional charge for hire of transport etc.


2-5th May County Tipperary
Mon 26th May North Belfast, Newtownabbey
Sat 14th June Derry/Londonderry walkabout
Mon 23rd June (eve) Belshaw's Quarry
Sat in Aug The Cavan Burren
11-18th Sep Argyle

3-5th May County Donegal
Saturday 1st June County Louth
Monday 24th June (eve) Dundrum castle, Co.Down
Monday 5th Aug (eve) Newtownards, Co.Down
Saturday 17th Aug Circuit of the Mournes
16-23rd Sep Central Portugal

4-7th May County Clare
Saturday 2nd June East Tyrone
Monday 25th June (eve) Sites in the Belfast Mountains
Monday 6th Aug (eve) Visit to 14Chrono Centre, QUB
Saturday 18th Aug North Sperrins
16-23rd Sep Wessex

6-8th MayCounty Meath
24-31st May Galicia, North Spain
Saturday 4th June North Coast of Antrim
Monday 27th June Scrabo, Co.Down
Monday 8th Aug Templepatrick area, Co.Antrim
Saturday 20th Aug The Glenelly Valley, Sperrins

11-14th MayCounty Wexford
12th June North County Monaghan
Monday 28th June (eve) The Linford Area, County Antrim
Saturday 7th Aug North East Antrim
Monday 23rd Aug Dromore/Dromara, Co Down

8-10th MayCounty Longford
23-30th May Normandy, France
8th June (eve) Carrickfergus walkabout
20th June Rathlin Island, Co Antrim
24th Aug (eve) Comber area, Co Down

9-11th MayCounty Wicklow
2nd June (eve) Lisburn Area, Co Antrim (Richard Warner)
21st June East Fermanagh
9th Aug Clogher Valley
18th Aug  

11-13th MayCounty Roscommon
21st May (eve) Divis Mountain, Co Antrim
23rd June Whithorn, Galloway, Scotland
11th Aug South Armagh
20th Aug (eve) Donaghadee, Co Down

8th May (eve)North Belfast urban area
19-21st May County Kilkenny
10th June Dundrum Castle, Co Down: Medieval weapons demonstration.
12th Aug Islandmagee and Braidenisland, Co Antrim
21st Aug Local Sites

9th May (eve) Knockdhu and Linford , Co Antrim
21-22nd May County Sligo
3-10th June St Petersburg, Russia
18th June North Tyrone
13th Aug The Ards Peninsula, Co Down
5th Sep (eve) Cultra and Holywood, Co Down

15-16th May County Cavan
24th May Portmore, Co. Antrim (Barrie Hartwell)
12th June Antrim Coast
14th Aug Ards and Lecale, Co Down
6th Sep Local Excavations

12th May (eve) Nendrum Monastery and Mahee Castle, Co Down.
23-26th May County Cork (Colin Rynne)Bridgetown Abbey; Glanworth Castle; Moneen multi meriod mound; Labbacallee, Island wedge tombs; Ballincollig Gunpowder Mill; Kinsale, Charles or James Fort; Butter Museum Cork City and Cork Museum.
14th June Cooley Peninsula, Co Louth.
16th Aug Megaliths, South Derry (Barrie Hartwell)
25th Aug Grey Point Fort, Hollywood Priory, Co Down

31 May- 2nd JuneCo.Leitrim (Ken Pullin)Based at Carrick-on-Shannon
8th Aug (eve) The Belfast Hills (Brian Williams)
22nd June Royal Sites in Antrim and Down (Richard Warner)
31st Aug Navan Fort and other sites in Co. Armagh

10th June(eve)Drumbeg, Co Antrim and environs (Eileen Black)
23rd June Archaeology of the Knock dual carriageway, Belfast (Barrie Hartwell and Tom McNeill)
28th July North Belfast and Queen’s Island, Belfast (Barrie Hartwell and Michael Coulter)
3rd Sep Clifton and Shankill Cemeteries, Belfast

11th JuneStrangford Lough, Co Down (David Erwin, Richard Warner) Boat trip
24th June Early Churches in East Tyrone (Ann Hamlin)
27th July (eve) Cave Hill, Belfast (Richard Warner)
15th Aug Old Belfast (Nick Brannon)
9th Sep Royal and Ritual sites in Co. Meath (Richard Warner, Muiris O’Suilleabhain) Loughcrew; Tara.

23rd OctSixmilewater, Co Antrim (Richard Warner) Rough Fort; Carn Griene; Lyle’s Hill; Castle Upton Mound; Kilmakee Cairn; Donegore motte; Browndod court.tomb; Ballywee rath.
30th Oct Armagh City and environs (Richard Warner) Robinson Library; Cathedral, Tandragee man; Navan Centre; Navan Fort; King’s Stables; Dorsey.

18th MayArdglass and Kilclief, Co Down (Finbar McCormick)
12-14th June County Fermanagh (Eileen Murphy)

19th MayScrabo, and Movilla, Co Down (Richard Warner)
13-15th June Inishbofin, Co Galway
26th July Unvisited sites in East Tyrone (Richard Warner) Aghascribagh ogham standing stone; Beaghmore stone circle; Doorless Rath; Sessiaghmagaroll rath and mound.

20th May (eve)Nendrum, Co Down
7-9th June Aran Islands, Co Galway (Finbar McCormick)
27th July Rathlin Island, Co Down (Malachy Conway and Richard Warner)
7th Sep Strangford Lough, Co Down (Colin Breen) Strangford; Downpatrick-Quoile Quay; Nendrum castle, “harbour” and “fish yard” (now the tidemill); Ringneill; the Fanny Crossfield.

15th May (eve)East Antrim (Richard Warner) Sallagh Brae, Knockdhu.
17-18th June Tory Island, Co Donegal (Finbar McCormick)
29th July Slieve Gullion, South Armagh (Ken Neill) Killevy Churches; Ballymacdermot; Clonlum South Cairn; Dorsey; Kilnasaggart; Moyry castle; Corliss (aka Donaghy’s Fort).
19th Aug Lecale, Co Down (Finbar McCormick) Ballydugan Mill; Loughinisland Churches; Annadorn Dolmen; Murland Mausoleum, Clough; Rossglass pigsties, Ardglass Castle (Golf Club), Balee House Dovecot (Frank Maxwell); St Mary’s, Chapeltown, Madonna and Child; Kilclief tower house; Saul mortuary house.
9th Sep Londonderry Coast (Finbar McCormick) Magilligan MartelloTower; Bishop’s Palace and Mussenden Temple.

11th JuneBurial Monuments in North Monaghan and South Fermanagh (Finbar McCormick).
6th June (eve) Ballynahatty excavation, Co Down (Barrie Hartwell)
30-31st July Inishmurray and Co Sligo (Finbar McCormick) Parkes Castle; Creevelea Friary; Carrowkeel; Inishmurray.
20th August Co. Londonderry (Tom McErlean) Toome Castle site, canal etc; Bellaghy Bawn; Maghera Church; Tirkane sweat house; Tirnoney portal dolmen; Dunglady rath.
10th Sep Benburb Linen Centre (Moira Holland)

17th MayCarickfergus Town, Co Antrim (Nick Brannon)
12-13th June Co. Fermanagh (Greer Ramsey and Janie Crone) County Museum, Enniskillen; Tully Castle; Aghanaglack court tomb; Boho Cross; Reyfad.
15th July (eve) Ballynahatty excavations, Co Down (Barrie Hartwell)
31st July Tara (Conor Newman) Duleek Monastic Site; Monasterboice
21st Aug Mid-Antrim (Brian Williams) Tildarg; Killylane; Tawnybrack rath; Ballymarlagh court tomb; Ballygarvey motte; Antynanum court tomb.

16th June Hidden Sites of Co Meath (Leo Swan)
3rd Aug Armagh (Moira Holland) Cathedrals, Museum, Friary, Archbishops Demesne; Ballyrea; Haughy’s Fort.
31 Aug Ulster History Park and Ulster American Folk Park, Co Tyrone

16th June Clogher valley, Co Tyrone (Richard Warner, Marian Meek) Knockmany; Altadavan Early Christian site; Carnagat; Clanfadrig; Clogher Cathedral, crosses, hillfort; Findermore standing stones.
3rd Aug Castles of N. Louth (Tom McNeill)Carlingford; Faughart Motte; Castleroche; Moyry Castle.

1st July Cos Armagh/ Monaghan (Barrie Hartwell-Aidan Walsh) Navan Fort; King’s stables; Haughey’s Fort; Monaghan Museum and Market House; Carnhill court tomb; Clones round tower, 12c Church, sarcophagus, High Cross, motte and bailey.
5th Aug Lough Neagh, Cos Antrim/Tyrone (Nick Brannon) Antrim Motte and Gardens; Excavations at Bellaghy Bawn and Salterstown (Orloff Millar); Arboe High Cross; Mountjoy Castle.
16th Aug Co Louth (George Eogan) Knowth passage tomb; Monasterboice; Battle of the Boyne site.
8th Sep Carrickfergus Castle, Co Antrim ( Marian Meek) Medieval banquet.

21st May Megaliths, Co Tyrone (Claire Foley) Creggandevesky court tomb; Loughmacrory wedge tomb; Carnanbane court tomb; Copney circles; Dunnamore wedge tomb.
18th June Galloway, Scotland (Anne Hamlin / Peter Hill) Whithorn; Glenluce Abbey.
27th Aug National Museum “Dublin 988-1988 exhibition”

20th JuneMid Antrim Area (Chris Lynn Richard Warner, Finbar McCormick) Deer Park; Glenarm Friary; Knock Dhu, Souterrain and Ring barrows.
5th Sep South Derry area (Nick Brannon) Maghera Church; Bellaghy Bawn; Dungiven Priory; Tirkane Sweathouse.