Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin BA, MA (York), PhD
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Tomás Ó Carragáin is a graduate of UCC and the University of York and became a lecturer in the Archaeology Department in 2002.
His research interests include the archaeology of Christianisation, early medieval architecture and sculpture, early ecclesiastical
territories and organization and archaeological approaches to ritual practice including pilgrimage. He is a Fellow of the
Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA), a member of the Directorate of the Discovery Programme, Dublin, and a former editor
of the Journal of Irish Archaeology. He is co-author of Inishmurray: Monks and Pilgrims in an Atlantic Landscape (Collins Press 2008) and author of Churches in Early Medieval Ireland. Architecture, Ritual and Memory (Yale University Press 2010), the first in-depth study of churches in Ireland from the arrival of Christianity to the early
stages of the Romanesque around 1100. He was awarded the 2011 College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (UCC) Research
Achievement Award and the Michael Adams Prize in Irish Medieval Studies for the period 2006-2011.