Meath archaeologist Professor George Eogan has died at the age of 91.

The Nobber native was the Director of the Knowth Research Project and excavated at the Knowth passage grave for over 40 years.

He also carried out extensive excavations at the Dowth and Newgrange sites,

Processor Eogan held the position of professor emeritus of Celtic archaeology at University College Dublin and had a particular interest in the Neolithic and Late Bronze Ages.

He died at Our Lady’s Hospice in Dublin yesterday and is survived by his wife, Fiona, and children, James, Maeve, Deirdre, and Clíona.

Funeral arrangements below

EOGAN, George, Professor Emeritus of Celtic Archaeology, University College Dublin (Dublin and Nobber, Co. Meath) – November 18, 2021, peacefully at Our Lady’s Hospice, following a long and happy life. Sadly missed by his loving wife Fiona (née Stephens) and his children James, Maeve, Deirdre, and Clíona, daughter- and sons-in-law Maeve O’Callaghan, Mark Simpson, Niall Murphy, and Brian Moore. Much loved Grandad of Heather, Sarah, Lucy, Henry, Martha, Joseph, Eleanor, Anna, Charlotte, and Louisa. George will be greatly missed by his extended family, friends, colleagues, and former students.


May He Rest in Peace


Requiem Mass for George will take place on Monday, November 22, at 10.00 am in St. Joseph’s Church, Terenure followed by burial at St. John’s Old Cemetery, Nobber, Co. Meath. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Mercer’s Institute for Research on Ageing, St. James’s Hospital, or to Our Lady’s Hospice.