Now, these days, I mostly consult. I helped do a translation on a wonderful edition of the Book of Connacht. You'll probably find that, if curious, under the name 'Freeman', he was our lead. Since, I've mostly been consulting with others. I'm more a professor of footnotes than anything it seems anymore, and I'm only 27.
I do get involved with digs sometimes. Mostly through friends or old professors who liked me and offered me a little work. I even a few times pinged the identities of rather mottled objects when my peers missed them, but more often than not I was just an echo room.
I'm working on a very large dissertation in eight volumes on the evolution of Gaelic culture. For the matter of the thread, one does relate to the horse's and even the pony's place in Gaelic society.
It's actually kind of funny. Ponies were the primary transport of Gaelic cavalry in Ireland and Scotland. They run better over boggy or rocky ground, and they can sidestep. Robert the Bruce actually killed his rival at Bannockburn by borrowing a pony from one of his Irish mercenary hobilars (a kind of Irish minor knight, originally), and simply side-stepped his opponent (on a big Norman warhorse), and smacked his head with an axe.
But most of it's about agriculture, the development of distilling, medicine, etc. It'll never make it out of academic circles probably. I'm fine with that. At my age to be asked to work on such a thing as key author is nearly unheard of.