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Medieval Bray Project in new book

The Medieval Bray Project has been included in a new book about community archaeology in Ireland.

'Partnership and Participation: Community Archaeology in Ireland' is edited by Christine Baker.

It features a number of projects that involve local communities in the archaeology of their area across Ireland.

'The Medieval Bray Project: investigations at Raheenacluig church, Newcourt, Bray, Co. Wicklow' piece was written by David McIllreavy. It gives an overview of the year-long investigations into the ruined medieval church at Raheenacluig on the northern side of Bray Head by members of the Medieval Bray Project in 2017.

'It is our sincere hope that the example of what can be achieved with a dedicated group of volunteers, some waterproofs and a real hands-on approach will act as a catalyst for future projects throughout Ireland,' the article notes.

The book includes examples of communities engaging directly with the archaeology, heritage and traditions of their local area from across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Community archaeology involves the communities of today engaging with the people of the past through a variety of means such as excavation, surveys and studies.

'Partnership and Participation: Community Archaeology in Ireland', edited by Christine Baker, is published by Wordwell Books.

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