09.30 Meeting of EAA Executive Board. Room ORB 132


REGISTRATION: West Wing, Main Quadrangle, UCC. 10.00-20.00

Sign on for Friday evening mini-tours

09.30 EAA Editorial Board meeting. Room ORB 132

14.30-15.30 Meeting of Local Organising and Scientific Committees and National Advisory Board. ORB 132

1700 Opening Ceremony, Devere Hall, Student Centre.

Introduced by Mr James O’Donovan, Cork City Council, chair of Local Organising Committee

  1. Official Opening by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Deirdre Clune
  2. Welcome Address by Mr Batt O’Keeffe TD, Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
  3. City Manager, Mr Joe Gavin
  4. Professor Anthony Harding, President of the EAA
  5. Professor P.C. Woodman, Department of Archaeology, UCC, Keynote Lecture “Playing Catchup
  6. Presentation of Heritage Prize (Willem Willems, Chair, Heritage Prize Committee)
  7. Dr Elizabeth Twohig, Chair of Scientific Committee (Management Announcements)

 1900 to 2100 Opening Reception, Aula Maxima, (hosted by the Lord Mayor and Cork City Council)


REGISTRATION: West Wing, Main Quadrangle, UCC. 09.00 – 17.00

09.00- 18.00 Sessions and Round Tables (rooms open 08.30)

13.15-13.45 New EAA members are cordially invited to a Welcome Reception at ORB 156

21.00 - 01.00 Annual Party, Mardyke Entertainment Complex – “Brunos” (see map). Bring your ticket for one complimentary drink. Full Bar available, also Music and Bowling (teams of four – be prepared!)



09.00- 18.00 Sessions and Round Tables (rooms open 08.30)

13.00-14.15 Poster Session: Authors of posters should attend at their posters (ORB) to answer any questions.

13.15 Kane G18: Showing of the DVD “Valley of the Thracian Princess” for discussion at ABM

Mini-tours, as pre-booked.

18.30 Assemble at designated venues (each c. 10 mins walk from campus) – see map

Other events on Friday

21.00 Poetry Reading with Christine Finn in Reidy’s Wine Vaults. This is the first pub on your left as you walk    to city centre along Western Road. Bring your favourite archaeological poems


21.00 Social gathering of student delegates in a traditional (genuine) Irish pub. Meet in An Spailpín Fánach on    South Main Street (phonetically, On Spalpeen Fawnak)


Evacuation for Rock Blasting

Excavations in advance of a library extension necessitates evacuation of most campus buildings each evening during September, excluding weekends. The Buildings Office has now agreed to suspend blasting during our Opening Ceremony. However, we are informed that buildings must be vacated on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Only the Kane Building and Electrical Engineering L2 do not have to be vacated.

A Hooter will signal for evacuation from the designated areas.


09.00- 16.40 Sessions and Round Tables (rooms open 08.30)

14.30-16.15 Demonstration of Irish Prehistoric Music played on replica instruments; weather permitting in amphitheatre at Student Centre/Honan Chapel, otherwise in WW9.

 17.00 Annual Business Meeting. Boole Lecture Room 4. All EAA members are invited to attend.

Draft Agenda:

  1. Opening and welcome by the President of the Association (Anthony Harding)
  2. Annual Report by Secretary (Arkadiusz Marciniak) and Administrator (Sylvie Kvĕtinová)
  3. Financial Report by Treasurer (Carsten Paludan-Müller)
  4. Announcement of the 2005 Elections
  5. Welcome to the new Board Members
  6. Progress report of the EJA (Alan Saville)
  7. Election of new Nomination Committee member
  8. Announcement of the EAA Student Award for 2005 (Anthony Harding)
  9. Reports from the Working parties, Committees and Round Tables
  10. Announcement of the 12 th Annual Meeting
  11. Any Other Business.

Members may contribute to these items from the floor. Only full members of the Association are eligible to vote. A member wishing to suggest a further for the agenda should contact the Secretary or the President by 17.30 on Friday 9 September.

19.45 Gala Dinner, Clarion Hotel (reception hosted by Heritage Council/Discovery Programme). SOLD OUT

21.00 Fringe event: Casino and Music organised by Brendon Williams, €10. Bru Hostel, MacCurtain Street, Cork. Mobile Phone Contact 00353876552015 for further information


Post conference excursions:


Depart Imperial


Depart Brookfield

Approx return time


Prehistoric West Cork




B. O’Brien

Lough Gur




R. Cleary

West Cork II




E. Twohig




Registration: West Wing, Main Quadrangle. Wednesday 10.00- 20.00 and Thursday 09.00-17.00

Meetings offices and EAA Secretariat and Notice Boards: West Wing

General Information at desk in hallway/foyer of O’Rahilly Building (ORB)

Powerpoint/Audio visual: Session organisers should bring their PPT session folder to WW3 in West Wing for checking before loading to the terminals in each venue

Posters: Please bring posters to the registration offices and they will be hung by us in ORB building
Posters will be displayed in second and third floor foyers of the O’Rahilly Building.
Authors of posters are requested to attend at their posters to answer any questions during Friday lunchtime and to remove the posters during Saturday afternoon.



Breakfast: will be served to ticket holders only in the Main Restaurant.

Coffee and tea breaks: bring your ticket for complimentary serving only at set times:

10.40 – 11.10 (Thurs. Fri. and Sat. ) and 15.30 – 1550 (Thurs. and Fri. only)

Location: Mini Rest (above the main Restaurant) or in O’Rahilly Building (ORB)

Pre-paid lunches served 13.00-14.00 in the Mini Rest, on presentation of ticket.

Not booked in? Light refreshments can be purchased during the day in the Main Restaurant, in the Café and Bar in the Student Centre, and in Glucksman Art Gallery; also in cafes adjacent to campus.  
Evening meals
en route to town, e.g. in Café Paradiso, Fenn’s Quay and Proby’s , best of the nearest venues in the upper range of prices. Nearest lower price options are the small cafes opposite the main College gates on Western Road, and Bruno’s on the Mardyke. A wide range of eateries is available downtown.


Sponsors and other exhibitions on display in the Mini-Rest during coffee breaks

Archaeological Books for Sale: Rooms 101, 144 and 145 on first floor of O’Rahilly Building (ORB).
The General Bookshop in the Student Centre stocks novels, Irish history and literature etc.

Souvenir T shirts available from reception, price €15

Campus facilities: shops, bank, café, stationery etc. are located in Student centre.

Computer labs for internet access: Username: eaac Password: Archac2%
O'Rahilly Building Room 3.15/3.16  Monday-Friday: 9:00-22:30; 
Saturday:    10:00-17:00
Student Centre 3rd Floor Open with the Café summer times
Block A 4th Floor Food Science Building,  printing facility, but difficult to find  Monday-Friday: 8:30-18:00; 
Saturday: Closed


Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald’s Park (10 minutes walk from campus, see maps).
In addition to the permanent collection of local historical and archaeological material, a special exhibition called Ór Chorcaí (Cork Gold), is currently on display, showing examples of Bronze and Iron Age gold pieces from Cork, here on temporary loan from the National Museum of Ireland, and from Museums in the UK and Australia.
Opening times, Monday to Friday (11-13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00), Sunday (15.00 to 17.00). Closed Saturday
Museum Cafe Open 10.30-18.00 (Monday to Saturday and from 12.30 on Sunday).

The Conference Organisers or its agents accept no responsibility for any medical expenses, loss or accidents incurred during the Annual Meeting. Delegates are required to arrange their own personal insurance to cover medical and other expenses including accident or loss. It is recommended that citizens from EU countries bring a current E111 form with them.



Cork is a relatively safe city and most people are helpful and friendly. As with any modern city, however, you are advised to take care of yourself and of your personal belongings, especially laptops and handbags. Please take particular care if you are walking the streets after dark and avoid poorly lit streets and laneways. If you are unfortunate enough to encounter trouble, contact the police (Garda Síochána, phone 999 or 021.452 2000).

Smoking in Public Places
Please be aware that in Ireland smoking is not permitted in any enclosed work place, including all public buildings, bars, restaurants, hotels (although smoking may be permitted in some hotel bedrooms), theatres, cinemas, etc. The penalties for non-compliance with the smoking ban can be severe for both the individual and the premises, so please check before you light up. Most bars and pubs provide some form of sheltered area for smoking outdoors.

Buses to the Meeting
Two bus routes to University College. # 5 (along College Road, for Brookfield) and # 8 (on Western Road)

Useful Phone Numbers

Emergency Services 999
Iarnrod Éireann (Irish Rail), Kent Station, Cork 021.450 6766
24 hour talking timetable for Cork–Dublin trains 021.450 4544
Bus Éireann (Irish Bus) enquiries 021.450 8188
AerRianta, Cork Airport   021.431 3131
Brookfield Holiday Village 021.434 4032
Brookfield Hotel  021.480 4700
Clarion Hotel 021.490 8208
Gresham/Metropole Hotel  021.450 8122
Imperial Hotel   021.427 4040
Lancaster Lodge 021.425 1125
Garda Síochána, Anglesea Street (main police station for the city)  021.452 2000