The Irish Heritage School is led by founders and company directors Dr Stephen Mandal and Dr Denis Shine.

Our mission is to provide university faculties and students with an unrivalled outdoor classroom, coupled with an engaging, welcoming and enriching cultural experience.

All of our programs are undertaken within an established research framework led by a team of highly qualified and experienced personnel. Our staff include full time academic, management and administration personnel, and our seasonal support staff including student interns.

Staff (click images for biographies)

Dr Stephen Mandal


Dr Denis Shine


Mairead Stobie

Director of Enrolment

Richard Reid


Prof. John Feehan

Environmental Science/Landscape Archaeology

Dr Brendan O'Neill

Experimental Archaeology

Dr Linda Lynch

Bioarchaeology/Forensic Anthropology

Dr Dara Fleming-Farrell


Community Team