George Eogan

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George Eogan is an Irish archaeologist.

Born in Nobber, County Meath, Eogan studied at University College Dublin (UCD) and then Trinity College Dublin. In 1965, he was appointed to a lectureship at UCD, becoming a professor in 1979, and also serving as head of department from then until 1995.[1]

Eogan is particularly known for his work over forty years at Knowth, having been Director of the Knowth Research Project.[2] In 1968, he became the first person in over a millennium to enter the east-side tomb at the site.[3]

Eogan was also appointed as an independent member of the Seanad Éireann, serving from 1987 until 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b From megaliths to metal: essays in honour of George Eogan, p.xii
  2. ^ "George Eogan",
  3. ^ "An outstanding Meathman dedicated to uncovering the past", The Meath Chronicle, 27 June 2012