The Lough Key Archaeological Project is an archaeological research project organized to advance the study of medieval Gaelic settlement in north County Roscommon. Scholars and researchers from Saint Louis University, the University of Minnesota-Morris, the National University of Ireland-Galway, and Western Aerial Survey and Photography Services collaborate on various components of this long term research project that aims to uncover the history and archaeological of the medieval MacDermot lordship of Moylurg.
The scholars who participate in the project produce research related to this important landscape and also work with students as part of an annual summer field school that draws students from the United States, Canada, and Europe. Thesummer field school is hosted at the Riverhaven lodges near Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon.
Our field school is the subject of a major new documentary on PBS in 2017: