THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

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George Eogan

George Eogan is an Irish archaeologist with particular interest in the Neolithic and Late Bronze Ages. He is Professor Emeritus of Celtic Archaeology at University College Dublin. He was the director of the Knowth excavations for more than 40 years, as part of his research into the passage tomb builders in Ireland and Western Europe. He is the author of Excavations at Knowth volumes 1 (1984) and 5 (2012), and co-author of volume 2 (1997).

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