Sunday 20 October 2019

Heritage Week event delves into the history of Bremore Castle

The secrets of Bremore Castle continue to be uncovered as the castle is returned to its former glory and is prepared for its future as a first-class venue and tourist attraction.

The community has played its part, not only in the valuable advice and knowledge tapped into from the ranks of the Balbriggan Historical Society but also those who participated in community archaeological digs at the historical site.

All that and more was the top of a a Heritage Week event at Balbriggan Library hosted by Fingal County Council's community archaeologist, Christine Baker and the council's Senior Parks Superintendent, Keven Halpenny.

According to the council, community archaeology is about connecting people to their past in a unique and collaborative way. Fingal County Council has supported various community archaeology projects which have allowed hundreds of people realise their ambition to take part in digs, learn new skills alongside professional archaeologists, and connect with their local archaeological sites and monuments.

Fingal's community archaeologist Christine Baker spoke about these projects including the results of Bremore Castle Big Dig.

While Christine delved into the site's past, Kevin Halpenny, Senior Parks Superintendent for Fingal County Council looked to the castle's future as he launched the Bremore Castle brochure and talked about future plans for St Molaga's graveyard.

Fingal Independent