Sarah

Sarah Gormley

Excavation Director

Telephone 028 90 973819
Email: s.gormley@qub.ac.uk

 

Sarah joined the CAF on completion of her MPhil degree (thesis entitled: The Phasing and Dating of the Timber Circle Complex, Ballynahatty, Co. Down) in 2004. Since then she has been responsible for leading a range of projects, including field surveys, excavation and post-excavation programmes, as well as producing reports and publications. This has included undertaking the Condition and Management Survey of the Archaeological Resource, a project which involved a considerable fieldwork programme assessing the survival and condition of 1500 sites and monuments across Northern Ireland and compiling a report for publication. Sarah has directed excavations and co-directed an 8 week excavation at a 17th century church and burial ground, St Elizabeth’s Church, County Down. She has completed heritage surveys of the Belfast Hills, the Ballygroll prehistoric burial landscape and complied a Built Heritage Audit and Opportunities Report for the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership. Sarah has most recently completed a programme of research reassessing the evidence for lignite bracelet production in the north of Ireland. 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

Books/Monographs

Gormley, S., Murphy, E. and Logue, R., (forthcoming) Seventeenth-century Intramural Burials at St Elizabeth’s Church, Dundonald, County Down, Northern Ireland (BAR British Series). Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.

Nelis, E., McSparron, C. and Gormley, S. (2014) 'Excavations at St Patrick's Church, Armoy, Co. Antrim', in Corlett, C. and Potterton, M. (eds) Church is Early Ireland in the light of recent excavations, Wordwell.

Foley, C. and Donnelly, C. with contributions by Gormley, S., Logue, R. and Roulston, W. (2012) Parke’s Castle, Co. Leitrim: archaeology, history and architecture, Archaeological Monograph Series: 7, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Gormley, S. (2012) An excavation at St Thomas’ Church, in Forsythe, W. and McConkey, R., Rathlin Island: An Archaeological Survey of a Maritime Landscape, Northern Ireland Archaeological Monographs No. 8, Northern Ireland Environment Agency and TSO.

Gormley, S., Donnelly, C.J., Hartwell, B. and Bell, J. (2009) CAMSAR: A Condition and Management Survey of the Archaeological Resource in Northern Ireland, TSO.

Williams, B.B. and Gormley, S., with contributions by MacCartan, S., Donnelly C.J. and Gilmour, G. (2002) Archaeological Objects from County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland Archaeological Monographs No.5, Environment and Heritage Service and Blackstaff Press, Belfast.

Journal Articles

Gormley, S. (forthcoming 2017) ‘Lignite bracelet’ production in the north of Ireland: a reassessment, Journal of Irish Archaeology 26.

Gormley, S. and McNeill, T. (2016) Recent Research on Carrickfergus Castle, The Castle Studies Group Journal, No 30 2016-17, 218-236.

Gormley, S. (2009) An excavation at St Thomas' Church, Rathlin Island, County Antrim, Ulster Journal of Archaeology 68, 64-101.

General Reader Publications

Gormley, S., Donnelly, C., Hartwell, B. and Bell, J. (2009) ‘Monumental Change?’, Archaeology Ireland, 23.2, 11-13.

Mc Granaghan C., Gormley S. and R. Logue. (2007) ‘Burials in a Country Churchyard: the cemetery at St Elizabeth’s Church of Ireland church, Dundonald, Co. Down’, Archaeology Ireland, 21.3, 24-25.

Gormley, S. and McNeill, T.E. (2001) ‘Castle or Office block?’, Archaeology Ireland 15.1.

Specialist Reports

Gormley, S. (2012) ‘Pottery’, in Foley, C. and Donnelly, C. with contributions by Gormley, S., Logue, R. and Roulston, W.,  Parke’s Castle, Co. Leitrim: archaeology, history and architecture, Archaeological Monograph Series: 7, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Gormley, S. and Gardiner, M. (2012) ‘Roof slate’, in Foley, C. and Donnelly, C. with contributions by Gormley, S., Logue, R. and Roulston, W., Parke’s Castle, Co. Leitrim: archaeology, history and architecture, Archaeological Monograph Series: 7, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Gormley, S. (2007) Pottery from sites at Magheraboy, Caltragh and Tonafortes, Co. Sligo. (Reports given as appendices in CD format in Danaher, E. (2007) Monumental Beginnings, The Archaeology of the N4 Sligo Inner Relief Road. NRA Scheme Monographs 1.)

Plunkett, G., with appendices by Gormley, S. and Wilson, P. (2004) ‘Archaeology and Palaeoenvironment at Grangemore Dunes, Co. Derry’, Ulster Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 63.

Gormley, S. (2004) ‘The Pottery’ in Anderson, S. and Rees, A.R. ‘The excavation of a Medieval rural settlement site at Portmuck, Islandmagee, County Antrim’, Ulster Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 63, 86-92.

Simpson, D.D.A., Gregory, R.A. and Murphy, E.M., with contributions from Clarke, A., Cram, L., Gormley, S., Holmes, N.M.McQ, Hunter, F., McCartney, M., McGill, C. and Nelis, E.L. (2004) ‘Excavations at Kaimes Hill, Ratho, City of Edinburgh 1964-72’, Proceedings of the Society of the Antiquaries of Scotland, Vol. 134.

Gormley, S. (2003) ‘The Pottery’ in Suddaby, I. ‘The excavation of two Late Bronze Age round houses at Ballyprior Beg, Islandmagee, County Antrim’, Ulster Journal of Archaeology,Vol 62, 62-67.

Book Reviews

McSparron, C. and Gormley, S. (2005) Book review of Clare McCutcheon’s Medieval pottery from Wood Quay, Dublin: The 1974-6 Waterfront Excavations. National Museum of Ireland, Medieval Dublin Excavations 1962-81, Series B, Vol 7, 2006, RIA, Dublin, Ulster Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 64.

Internal Reports

Gormley, S. (2017) Built Heritage Audit and Opportunities Report. Unpublished Report prepared for the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (available for download at http://lelp.org.uk/)

Gormley, S. and McCormick, F. (2014) The ‘Mortuary House’, Saul, Co. Down. CAF Data Structure Report: No. 107.

Gormley, S. (2013) Archaeological survey of the prehistoric landscape at Ballygroll, County Derry. Unpublished Report prepared for Gaelectric Developments Ltd.

Gormley, S. (2013) Belfast Hills Heritage Survey. Unpublished Report prepared for Belfast Hills Landscape Partnership.

Logue, R. and Gormley, S. (2011) Excavations at St Elizabeth’s Church, Church Quarter, Dundonald, Co. Down, CAF Data Structure Report: No. 52.

Gormley, S. (2007) St Thomas’ Church, Church Quarter, Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim, CAF Data Structure Report: No. 48.

Nelis, E., Gormley, S., McSparron, C. and Kyle, A. (2007) Excavations at St Patrick’s Church, Armoy, Co. Antrim, CAF Data Structure Report: No. 44.

Hartwell, B. and Gormley, S. (2004) Timber Circle Complex, Ballynahatty, Co. Down, Excavation 1990 – 2000, Data Structure Report (unpublished report prepared for EHS: Built Heritage).

Gormley, S., Matthews G., Hartwell, B and Donnelly, C.J. (2002) Condition and Management Survey of the Archaeological Resource for Northern Ireland: Report on the CAMSAR (NI) Pilot Project (unpublished report prepared for EHS: Built Heritage).

Gormley, S., ed. (2001) Archaeological Excavations of a Suite of Medieval Features at Portmuck, Islandmagee, County Antrim: Reports on the post-excavation analysis of the material culture (unpublished report prepared for CFA Archaeology Ltd.).

Gormley, S., ed. (2001) Archaeological Excavations at Ballypriorbeg, Islandmagee, County Antrim: Reports on the post-excavation analysis of the material culture (unpublished report prepared for CFA Archaeology Ltd.).

McNeill, T.E. and Gormley, S. (2000) Dunineny Castle, Co. Antrim, Research Excavation, Data Structure Report (unpublished report prepared for CFA for EHS: Built Heritage).