Barry Raftery

Barry Raftery (16 August 1944  22 August 2010) was an Irish archaeologist and Celtic scholar known for his work on the Iron Age in Ireland.[1] He was recognised as Ireland's leading scholar on the archaeology of later prehistoric societies and was appointed to the chair of Celtic archaeology at University College Dublin in 1996.[2] Raftery had a long an internationally distinguished career and had a major impact on archaeology at both an Irish and a European level.[3]


  1. "Inspiring Teacher Who Encouraged Others in Research and Their Careers". September 4, 2010.
  2. "Celtic Scholar Barry Raftery Dies". August 24, 2010.
  3. "Professor Barry Raftery". UCD School of Archaeology. Retrieved October 19, 2010.

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