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l-r: Luka Rice Flood, Emma Roache, Damien McCarthy, (archaelogist), Orán Best, Hazel Lawless and Zara Furlong at the 'Dig In A Box For Kids' held in The Medieval Ferns Experience in Ferns Community Centre.

l-r: Luka Rice Flood, Emma Roache, Damien McCarthy, (archaelogist), Orán Best, Hazel Lawless and Zara Furlong at the 'Dig In A Box For Kids' held in The Medieval Ferns Experience in Ferns Community Centre.

l-r: Luka Rice Flood, Emma Roache, Damien McCarthy, (archaelogist), Orán Best, Hazel Lawless and Zara Furlong at the 'Dig In A Box For Kids' held in The Medieval Ferns Experience in Ferns Community Centre.

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AN interesting and quirky event aimed specifically at children took place in Ferns village in County Wexford recently aimed at giving them an insight into the world of archaeology.

The ‘Dig in a Box’ event took place in Ferns Community Centre and was organised to give children an insight into the medieval world of Ferns and the importance of exploring our past and preserving our heritage.

The initiative was part of the Ferns Medieval Experience and was organised by the Ferns Heritage Project with sponsored support from Ancient Connections.

The event saw the children work with  archaeologist  Damien McCarthy, from TVAS Ireland, and they learned what’s it like to carry out an archaeological dig and what to look for when doing so.

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The event was a resounding success and the children proved to be very enthusiastic and committed budding archaeologists.

There have been some exciting developments in the Ancient Connections programme in recent months and there was a recent update provided on archaeological discoveries uncovered during excavations in Ferns in 2019 and 2020. 


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