Rose Cleary

Archaeologist
Archaeology
Connolly Building
University College Cork

T: 353-21-490-4385

Rose Cleary graduated in 1980 with a BA degree in archaeology from University College Cork and subsequently undertook masters research on the Newgrange prehistoric pottery assemblage. Her research interests lie in prehistoric pottery, with a particular interest in ceramic technology, petrology studies and charactisation of clay sources. She is also involved in long-term research on the prehistoric archaeology of north Munster, with particular reference to the Lough Gur landscape. She has extensive fieldwork experience, having undertaken excavations at numerous prehistoric sites in that region. She has published widely on projects connected to pipeline and infrastructural projects, including urban regeneration schemes in Cork city

Research Interests

Rose Cleary is currently working on the publication of excavations at 36-39, South Main St., Cork undertaken in 2004/5. The site uncovered evidence of early reclamation in Cork that allowed for early Hiberno-Norse settlement on the South Island. The excavation has produced several levels of Hiberno-Norse and Anglo-Norman settlement.



 



Her other research interests are in field survey and in collaboration with Nick Hogan and James O’Driscoll, Department of Archaeology, UCC a field project in the Lough Gur area of East Limerick has uncovered many previously-unrecorded archaeological sites.



 



A study of the Neolithic and Bronze Age ceramics from old excavations at Lough is on-going. This study is housed in a theoretical framework for ceramic studies and uses the assemblages from old archaeological excavations in Lough Gur as case studies on the perception of pottery as an indicator of cultural change.



Books

YearPublication
(2011)Archaeological excavations at Tullahedy County Tipperary Neolithic Settlement in North Munster.
Cleary, R. M. and Kelleher, H (2011) Archaeological excavations at Tullahedy County Tipperary Neolithic Settlement in North Munster. Cork: Collins Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2014)'36-39 South Main St'
Rose M. Cleary (2014) '36-39 South Main St' In: M. F. Hurley and C. Brett (eds). Archaeological Excavations at South Main St. Cork: Cork City Council. [Details]
(2012)'The Western Stone Forts Project Excavations at Dun Aonghusa and Dun Eoghanachta Vol. 2 A Discovery Programme Monograph'
R. M. Cleary (2012) 'The Western Stone Forts Project Excavations at Dun Aonghusa and Dun Eoghanachta Vol. 2 A Discovery Programme Monograph' In: Pottery. Dublin: Wordwell. [Details]
(2012)'Analysis of fabric used in the production of the clay moulds and crucibles'
R. M. Cleary (2012) 'Analysis of fabric used in the production of the clay moulds and crucibles' In: The Western Stone Forts Project Excavations at Dun Aonghusa and Dun Eoghanachta. Dublin: Wordwell. [Details]
(2010)'The Pottery'
R. Cleary; (2010) 'The Pottery' In: Of Troughs and Tuyeres. Dublin: National Roads Authority. Globe icon [Details]
(2008)'The pottery from Site A'
R.M. Cleary; (2008) 'The pottery from Site A' In: The Ballyhoura Hills Project; Discovery Programme Monograph No. 7. Dublin: Wordwell. Globe icon [Details]
(2007)'Discussion The Neolithic house'
RM Cleary; (2007) 'Discussion The Neolithic house' In: Excavations at Curraghatoor, Co. Tipperary by Martin Doody. UCC: UCC Department of Archaeology. Archaeological Monograph. [Details]
(2007)'Introduction'
RM Cleary; (2007) 'Introduction' In: Excavations at Curraghatoor, Co. Tipperary by Martin Doody. UCC: UCC Department of Archaeology. Archaeological Monograph. [Details]
(2003)'Introduction'
Cleary, R. M.; (2003) 'Introduction' In: Excavations in Cork City 1984-2000. [Details]
(2003)'Hanover Street'
. M. Cleary and M. F. Hurley ; (2003) 'Hanover Street' In: Excavations in Cork City 1984-2000. Cork: Cork City Council. [Details]
(2000)'The potter¿s craft in prehistoric Ireland with specific reference to Lough Gur, Co. Limerick'
RM Cleary; (2000) 'The potter¿s craft in prehistoric Ireland with specific reference to Lough Gur, Co. Limerick' In: New Agendas in Irish prehistory. *: *. [Details]
(2000)'Introduction'
R. M. Cleary and M. F. Hurley ; (2000) 'Introduction' In: Excavations in Cork City 1984-2000. Cork: Cork City Council 2003. [Details]
(2000)'The potter's craft in prehistoric Ireland with specific reference to Lough Gur, Co. Limerick'
Cleary, R.M.; (2000) 'The potter's craft in prehistoric Ireland with specific reference to Lough Gur, Co. Limerick' In: New Agendas in Irish Prehistory. [Details]
(1997)'Excavations at Christ Church, Cork'
RM Cleary; (1997) 'Excavations at Christ Church, Cork' In: Excavation at Skiddy's Castle and Christ Church, Cork. Cork: *. [Details]
(1997)'Excavations at Christ Church, Cork¿'
RM Cleary; (1997) 'Excavations at Christ Church, Cork¿' In: Excavation at Skiddy's Castle and Christ Church, Cork. Cork: *. [Details]
(1997)'The stone artefacts from Christ Church and Skiddy's Castle'
RM Cleary, MF Hurley; (1997) 'The stone artefacts from Christ Church and Skiddy's Castle' In: Excavation at Skiddy's Castle and Christ Church, Cork. *: *. [Details]
(1995)'Irish Later Bronze Age Pottery'
Rose M. Cleary; (1995) 'Irish Later Bronze Age Pottery' In: The aim of Laboratory Analyses in Ceramics in Archaeology. Lund: Lund University. Globe icon [Details]
(1993)'The Later Bronze Age at Lough Gur: filling in the blanks'
RM Cleary; (1993) 'The Later Bronze Age at Lough Gur: filling in the blanks' In: Past Perceptions. Cork: *. [Details]
(1987)'The pottery from Ballyveelish 2 and 3'
RM Cleary; (1987) 'The pottery from Ballyveelish 2 and 3' In: Archaeological Excavations on the Cork-Dublin Gas Pipeline (1981-82). Cork: Cork Archaeological Studies. [Details]
(1987)'Miscellaneous prehistoric finds'
RM Cleary, P.C. Woodman; (1987) 'Miscellaneous prehistoric finds' In: Archaeological Excavations on the Cork-Dublin Gas Pipeline (1981-82). Cork: Cork Archaeological Studies. [Details]
(1987)'Drumlummin, Co. Tipperary'
RM Cleary; (1987) 'Drumlummin, Co. Tipperary' In: Archaeological Excavations on the Cork-Dublin Gas Pipeline (1981-82). Cork: Cork Archaeological Studies. [Details]
(1987)'Castle Cooke, Co. Cork'
RM Cleary; (1987) 'Castle Cooke, Co. Cork' In: Archaeological Excavations on the Cork-Dublin Gas Pipeline (1981-82). Cork: Cork Archaeological Studies. [Details]
(1983)'The ceramic assemblage'
RM Cleary; (1983) 'The ceramic assemblage' In: The Late Neolithic/Beaker Period Settlement. Oxford: BAR. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2010)
Rose M. Cleary (Ed.). (2010) Of troughs and tuyeres: The archaeology of the N5 Charlestown Bypass. Dublin: Wordwell. Globe icon [Details]
(2007)
RM Cleary (Ed.). (2007) Excavations at Curraghatoor, Co. Tipperary by Martin Doody. UCC: UCC Department of Archaeology. Archaeological Monograph. [Details]
(2003)
RM Cleary, M. F. Hurley (Ed.). (2003) Excavations in Cork City 1984-2000. Cork: Cork City Council. [Details]
(1997)
RM Cleary T. Barry and M. F. Hurley (Ed.). (1997) Archaeological Excavations of Viking and Anglo-Norman Waterford. Waterford Corporation: *. [Details]
(1997)
RM Cleary E.A. Twohig, and M. F. Hurley (Ed.). (1997) Excavations at Skiddy's Castle and Christ Church, Cork. Cork: Cork Corporation. [Details]
(1995)
RM Cleary (Ed.). (1995) Excavations at the Dominican Priory, St. Marys of the Isle Cork. Cork: Cork Corporation. [Details]
(1994)
RM Cleary (Ed.). (1994) Excavations at the North Gate, Cork. Cork: *. [Details]
(1987)
RM Cleary M.F. Hurley and E.A. Twohig (Ed.). (1987) Archaeological Excavations on the Cork-Dublin Gas Pipeline (1981-82). Cork: Cork Archaeological Studies. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'The excavation of four fulachtai fia and Iron Age pits at Ballyadam, Carrigtohill, Co. Cork'
Cleary, R. M. and Hawkes, A. (2013) 'The excavation of four fulachtai fia and Iron Age pits at Ballyadam, Carrigtohill, Co. Cork'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 118 :1-38 [Details]
(2013)'Recent survey work at Lough Gur'
Cleary, R. M. and Hogan, N (2013) 'Recent survey work at Lough Gur'. North Munster Antiquarian Journal, 53 :79-98 [Details]
(2010)'The pottery In E. Cotter Dun na Sead an early 17th century house at Baltimore, Co. Cork'
Cleary, R. M. and McCutcheon (2010) 'The pottery In E. Cotter Dun na Sead an early 17th century house at Baltimore, Co. Cork'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 115 :49-54 [Details]
(2008)'Burncourt Castle Excavations'
Rose M. Cleary; (2008) 'Burncourt Castle Excavations'. North Munster Antiquarian Journal, 48 :63-105 [Details]
(2008)'Excavation of an early medieval settlement and other sites at Dromthacker, Tralee, Co. Kerry'
Rose M. Cleary; (2008) 'Excavation of an early medieval settlement and other sites at Dromthacker, Tralee, Co. Kerry'. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 108C :19-64 [Details]
(2007)'Excavation of medieval remains in Boherash townland, Glanworth, Co. Cork'
Rose M. Cleary; (2007) 'Excavation of medieval remains in Boherash townland, Glanworth, Co. Cork'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 112 :33-72 [Details]
(2006)'Excavations of an Early Medieval period enclosure at Ballynagallagh, Lough Gur, Co. Limerick'
Rose M. Cleary; (2006) 'Excavations of an Early Medieval period enclosure at Ballynagallagh, Lough Gur, Co. Limerick'. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 106C :1-66 [Details]
(2003)'Enclosed Late Bronze Age habitation and boundary wall at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick'
Rose M. Cleary; (2003) 'Enclosed Late Bronze Age habitation and boundary wall at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick'. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 103C :97-189 [Details]
(2003)'Note on a logboat from Comeenatrush Lough, Curragh townland'
Cleary, R.M.; (2003) 'Note on a logboat from Comeenatrush Lough, Curragh townland'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 108 (*):141-146 [Details]
(2001)'Old Head, Kinsale, Co. Cork'
Rose M. Cleary; (2001) 'Old Head, Kinsale, Co. Cork'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 107 :1-20 [Details]
(2000)'Excavations at Labbamologga graveyard, Co. Cork'
Rose M. Cleary; (2000) 'Excavations at Labbamologga graveyard, Co. Cork'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 107 :27-48 [Details]
(1999)'A vertical-wheeled water-mill at Ardcloyne, Co. Cork'
Rose M. Cleary; (1999) 'A vertical-wheeled water-mill at Ardcloyne, Co. Cork'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 106 :37-57 [Details]
(1998)'Medieval town wall off Lambley's Lane, Cork City'
Rose M. Cleary; (1998) 'Medieval town wall off Lambley's Lane, Cork City'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 93 :104-109 [Details]
(1997)'Excavations at Chapel Lane, Youghal, Co. Corl'
Rose M. Cleary; (1997) 'Excavations at Chapel Lane, Youghal, Co. Corl'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 102 :23-40 [Details]
(1996)'Excavation of a medieval graveyard at 19-20, Cove Street. Cork'
Rose M. Cleary; (1996) 'Excavation of a medieval graveyard at 19-20, Cove Street. Cork'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 101 :94-111 [Details]
(1995)'Later Bronze Age houses and prehistoric burials from Lough Gur, Co. Limerick'
Rose M. Cleary; (1995) 'Later Bronze Age houses and prehistoric burials from Lough Gur, Co. Limerick'. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 95C :1-92 [Details]
(1988)'A mid-seventeenth century house at Drumlummin, Tubrid, Co. Tipperary'
Rose M. Cleary; (1988) 'A mid-seventeenth century house at Drumlummin, Tubrid, Co. Tipperary'. Tipperary Historical Journal, 1 :116-120 [Details]
(1987)'Archaeological investigation of a ringfort at Ballyduff, Co. Limerick'
Rose M. Cleary; (1987) 'Archaeological investigation of a ringfort at Ballyduff, Co. Limerick'. North Munster Antiquarian Journal, 27 :3-7 [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2014)Limerick and Shannon Estuary Region
Rose M. Cleary and James O'Driscoll (2014) Archaeological remains and geophysical surveys at Lough Gur and Grange Stone Circle . In: C. Dalton and E. OCarroll eds. Limerick and Shannon Estuary Region , pp.31-44 [Details]

Articles

YearPublication
(2008)Excavation of an early medieval settlement and other sites at Dromthacker, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
RM Cleary; (2008) Excavation of an early medieval settlement and other sites at Dromthacker, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Articles [Details]
(2008)Burncourt Castle Excavations.
RM Cleary; (2008) Burncourt Castle Excavations. Articles [Details]
(2007)Excavation of medieval remains in Boherash townland, Glanworth, Co. Cork.
RM Cleary; (2007) Excavation of medieval remains in Boherash townland, Glanworth, Co. Cork. Articles [Details]
(2006)Excavations of an Early-Medieval period enclosure at Ballynagallagh, Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.
RM Cleary; (2006) Excavations of an Early-Medieval period enclosure at Ballynagallagh, Lough Gur, Co. Limerick. Articles [Details]
(2003)Note on a logboat from Comeenatrush Lough, Curragh townland.
RM Cleary; (2003) Note on a logboat from Comeenatrush Lough, Curragh townland. Articles [Details]
(2003)Enclosed Late Bronze Age habitation site and boundary wall at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.
RM Cleary; (2003) Enclosed Late Bronze Age habitation site and boundary wall at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick. Articles [Details]
(2001)Old head, Kinsale.
RM Cleary; (2001) Old head, Kinsale. Articles [Details]
(2000)Guidelines for afforestation in Ireland.
RM Cleary; (2000) Guidelines for afforestation in Ireland. Articles [Details]
(2000)Excavations at Labbamologga graveyard, Co. Cork.
RM Cleary; (2000) Excavations at Labbamologga graveyard, Co. Cork. Articles [Details]
(1999)A vertical-wheeled water-mill at Ardcloyne, Co. Cork.
RM Cleary; (1999) A vertical-wheeled water-mill at Ardcloyne, Co. Cork. Articles [Details]
(1997)Excavations at Chapel Lane Youghal.
RM Cleary; (1997) Excavations at Chapel Lane Youghal. Articles [Details]
(1996)Archaeological investigation of the site of a star-shaped fort at Singland, Garryowen, Limerick.
RM Cleary; (1996) Archaeological investigation of the site of a star-shaped fort at Singland, Garryowen, Limerick. Articles [Details]
(1996)Excavation of a medieval graveyard at 19-20, Cove St., Cork.
RM Cleary; (1996) Excavation of a medieval graveyard at 19-20, Cove St., Cork. Articles [Details]
(1995)Later Bronze Age houses and prehistoric burials from Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.
RM Cleary; (1995) Later Bronze Age houses and prehistoric burials from Lough Gur, Co. Limerick. Articles [Details]
(1992)Prehistoric burials in Killura.
RM Cleary; (1992) Prehistoric burials in Killura. Articles [Details]
(1992)Cross inscribed slab from Bilboa.
RM Cleary; (1992) Cross inscribed slab from Bilboa. Articles [Details]
(1992)Cross inscribed slab from Bilboa Td., near Cappamore, Co. Limerick.
RM Cleary; (1992) Cross inscribed slab from Bilboa Td., near Cappamore, Co. Limerick. Articles [Details]
(1989)Recently discovered souterrains in Co. Cork.
RM Cleary; (1989) Recently discovered souterrains in Co. Cork. Articles [Details]
(1988)A mid-seventeenth century house at Drumlummin, Tubrid.
RM Cleary; (1988) A mid-seventeenth century house at Drumlummin, Tubrid. Articles [Details]
(1988)Medieval town wall off Lambley's Lane, Cork City.
RM Cleary; (1988) Medieval town wall off Lambley's Lane, Cork City. Articles [Details]
(1987)Archaeological investigation of a ringfort at Ballyduff, Co. Limerick.
RM Cleary; (1987) Archaeological investigation of a ringfort at Ballyduff, Co. Limerick. Articles [Details]
(1987)Recently discovered souterrains in Co. Cork.
RM Cleary; (1987) Recently discovered souterrains in Co. Cork. Articles [Details]
(1986)Souterrains in the North Cork area.
RM Cleary; (1986) Souterrains in the North Cork area. Articles [Details]
(1986)Recently discovered souterrains in Co. Cork.
RM Cleary; (1986) Recently discovered souterrains in Co. Cork. Articles [Details]
(1986)Excavation of a fulacht fiadh at Dromnea near Kilcrohane, Co. Cork.
RM Cleary; (1986) Excavation of a fulacht fiadh at Dromnea near Kilcrohane, Co. Cork. Articles [Details]
(1985)A Bronze Age cist grave at Pound, Portmagee.
RM Cleary; (1985) A Bronze Age cist grave at Pound, Portmagee. Articles [Details]
(1985)Excavation of a well and wooden pump, off Smith Street.
RM Cleary; (1985) Excavation of a well and wooden pump, off Smith Street. Articles [Details]
(1984)Bone tempered Beaker potsherd.
RM Cleary; (1984) Bone tempered Beaker potsherd. Articles [Details]
(1983)Excavations at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick 1977-78 Pt. III.
RM Cleary; (1983) Excavations at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick 1977-78 Pt. III. Articles [Details]
(1982)Excavations at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick 1977-78 Pt. II.
RM Cleary; (1982) Excavations at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick 1977-78 Pt. II. Articles [Details]
(1982)Excavations at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick 1977-78 Pt. I.
RM Cleary; (1982) Excavations at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick 1977-78 Pt. I. Articles [Details]
(1981)A souterrain at Froe Upper, Co. Cork.
RM Cleary; (1981) A souterrain at Froe Upper, Co. Cork. Articles [Details]
(1981)Three recently discovered souterrains in Co. Cork, Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society.
RM Cleary; (1981) Three recently discovered souterrains in Co. Cork, Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. Articles [Details]
(1980)A cist burial at Ballynagallagh near Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.
RM Cleary; (1980) A cist burial at Ballynagallagh near Lough Gur, Co. Limerick. Articles [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2007Fellow Society of Antiquaries (London)

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Society of Antiquaries London Member01-APR-08 / 31-DEC-13
I.A.I. Member30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2005)European Archaeological Association Conference, Cork 2005,
Cleary, R.M.; (2005) *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Archaeological Association Conference, Cork 2005, UCC, Cork , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Lough Gur Development Advisor2013 / 2013
Limerick County Council /
Social and Environmental Advisory Panel Coillte Teo Member1899 / 1899

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Archaeology Department, UCC Senior Archaeologist01-APR-80 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1977University College Cork BAArchaeology
1980University College Cork MAArchaeology

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Bord Gáis Eireann

Project archaeologist for Bord Gáis Eireann (30 days per year)

NRA

Editor Charlestown By-Pass monograph for NRA (2007-2008 - 30 days)

Coillte Teo

Member of Social and Environmental Committee Coillte Teo - no stipend (3 days)

Limerick County Council

Management committee for Lough Gur Landscape Management Limerick County Council no stipend (6 days per year)