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Ciara Brett

Cork City Council

Ciara Brett has worked in the Strategic, Planning and Economic Development Directorate of Cork City Council as City Archaeologist since 2005. She has worked on a broad range of projects, as a licensed archaeologist, including excavations in the medieval city of Cork. Her particular interest is in urban archaeology and the role of planning and archaeology. Edited publications include Cork City’s Burial Places and Archaeological Excavations at the South Main Street, Cork 2003-2005.
She served on the Board of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) as Membership Secretary from 2012-2015. She is currently Vice-President of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society.

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