Enda O’Flaherty received his BA (with honors) in Heritage Studies and a Post-Graduate Degree in Archaeology from the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. He received his PhD from the National University of Ireland in Galway specializing in Landscape Archaeology and Cultural Landscapes of Historical Ireland. Dr. O’Flaherty has many years of experience conducting field research both in Ireland and abroad examining the dynamic nature of human settlement and the significance of landscape to communities in the past. His particular area of interest is the karst landscape of the Burren where he conducted his doctoral research. Dr. O’Flaherty is a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland and of the Irish Post Medieval Archaeology Group among others. His knowledge of Ireland’s vast and intricate history and his gracious charm make him an ideal study leader and traveling companion.