National University of Ireland, Galway
Kieran OíConor has a PhD from University College Cardiff, Wales, and joined the staff of the Department of Archaeology, NUI, Galway in September 2000. He worked during much of the 1990s for the Archaeological Survey Branch of the National Monuments Service in Counties Roscommon, Sligo, Longford, Westmeath and Wexford. He was appointed a research fellow at the Discovery Programme (the Republicís institute for archaeological research) in 1997 and was then made director of Medieval Rural Settlement project there in early 1999. His research interests include medieval rural settlement and the subject of castles.