14Grogan, Eoin. The North Munster Project. Vol. 1. Bray, Co. Wicklow: Wordwell, 2005. xvi.
The North Munster Project was established in 1992 under the Directorship of Dr. Eoin Grogan, as part of the initial research strategy of the Discovery Programme. "Its purpose was to examine and interpret the late Bronze Age and Iron Age archaeology of the area of the lower River Shannon using an integrated regional strategy, including excavation, field survey, palaeobotanical research and artefact studies." The guiding principle of the Project was that "...archaeological evidence represents human behaviour and, as such, is part of a real historical narrative. A principal line of enquiry, therefore, sought to decipher the evidence in order to reconstruct a model of that narrative." (p. 6)