Wednesday 21 March 2018

'Big Dig' for Glendalough's rich heritage

Archaeologists from UCD during the Big Dig at Glendalough
Archaeologists from UCD during the Big Dig at Glendalough

Volunteers from all over County Wicklow and further afield pledged some of their time toward an archaeological dig at Glendalough.

The Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council teamed up with the School of Archaeology in UCD to host to a busy programme of activities centred around the heritage of the Glendalough Valley during the month of August. This initiative followed on from a Community Excavation held last year and a seminar on Community Archaeology held last May.

For two weeks interested individuals could sign up and participate for a day, or several days, in a community excavation.

No experience was required and full training and supervision was delivered on site. A 'Big Dig' was held as part of Heritage Week giving children and adults the chance to try their hands at archaeology. Professionals from the School of Irish Archaeology were also on hand to discuss the importance of some of the treasures uncovered

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