Dr. Kelli Ann Maoileoin is an archaeologist whose specialty is Neolithic and Bronze Age Ireland. She received her PhD in 1998 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and was a professor at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire for ten years. Dr. Maoileoin has done archaeological research in Ireland, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States and for the past several years has explored heritage tourism and identity.
In 2006 she was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship at the Dublin Institute of Technology where she researched and wrote her second book The Coach Fellas: Heritage and Tourism in Ireland, published by Left Coast Press in 2009. She is the author of three books, several book chapters and articles, ' and is currently writing 'Like Fingers In The Sea: The Heritage of Southwestern Ireland.' Her latest book, Discovering Ancient Ireland, was published by the History Press in 2010.
Dr. Maoileoin is also an active hill-walker, equestrian, and supporter of all things Cork!