By | November 19, 2021
George Eogan Death

George Eogan Death – Cause Of Death – Emeritus Prof of Celtic Archaeology, George Eogan has peacefully passed away at age 91 after ‘long and happy life. He was pronounced dead on Thursday at Our Lady’s Hospice.  Eogan is survived by his beloved wife, Fiona, and children, James, Maeve, Deirdre and Clíona, as well as his relatives.

Prof George Eogan was born in Nobber, Co. Meath. He graduated from University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, where he completed his PhD on Late Bronze Age swords in Ireland. He was Professor of Archaeology at the (then) Dept of Archaeology between 1979-95.

Friends and loved ones of Eogan have taken to social media to share tributes and react to his passing.

Joyce Hickey said: Very sad to learn of the death of Prof George Eogan, a giant of archaeology and a kindly, funny man. Glad to see his famous Waldalgesheim joke in this tribute from UCD (“I’ll spell that for you now: S-W-O-R-D”). Still remember the chuckle. RIP, George.

Thomas Byrne said: I am very sorry to hear of the death of my friend, Professor and Senator George Eogan, the world-renowned archaeologist. The proudest son of Nobber, County Meath, George lead the excavation of Knowth in Brú na Bóinne. My deepest sympathies to Fiona, to meogan and all the family.

George Eogan obituary and funeral service will be released by his family.